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American Ancestry 



GIVING THE 



NAME AND DESCENT, IN THE MALE LINE. 



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AMERICANS WHOSE ANCESTORS SETTLED 



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UNITED STATES 

PREVIOUS TO THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, 

A. D. 1776. 



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" Those who do not look upon themselves as a link connecting the past with the future do not 
perform their duty to the world."— Daniel Webster. 




ALBANY, N. Y.: 
JOEL MUNSELL'S SONS, 82 STATE STREET 

1888. 






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AMERICAN ANCESTRY. 



STANDARD SERIES 



ARMSTRONG, GEORGE WASHING- 
TON of Boston, Mass., b. Aug. ii, 
1836 (m. 1st, Dec. 10, 1868, Louise Marston 
of Bridgewater, N. H., who died Feb. 17, 
1880, 2nd, Dec. 12, 1882, Flora E. Greene, 
daughter of Dr. Reuben Greene of Boston, 
ch. Mabelle, Louise, d. 1876, Ethel), was 
organizer and is president of the Armstrong 
Transfer Company of Boston, is interested 
and actively engaged in the management 
and construction of railroads, and director 
in various corporations; only son of David 
of Boston, b. at Windham, N. H., Nov. 8, 
1806, d. at Boston, Mass., Sept. 14, 1851 
(m. Mahala Lovering, b. Feb. 10, i8io, dau. 
of John and Elizabeth (Winslow) Lovering 
of Loudon, N. H., she a lineal descendant 
of Edward Winslow, governor of Massa- 
chusetts in 1633); eldest son of Robert of 
Windham, N. H., b. April 6, 1779, d. Aug. 
21, 1849 (ni- July 21, 1803, Alice Park, b. 
May 22, 1775, d. Nov. 10, 1830, dau. of 
Alexander and Sarah (Maxwell) Park of 
Windham); eldest son of David of Wind- 
ham, b. June II, 1747, d. June 21, 1836 (m. 
Jan. 8, 1775, Elizabeth Hemphill, b. Oct. 22, 
1753. d- Jan. 2, 1839, dau. of Robert and 
Eleanor (Clark) Hemphill), signer of the 
Association List in 1776; youngest son of 
Deacon John of Windham, b. in County 
Londonderry, Ireland, 1713, d. at Windham, 
N. H., May 6, 1795 (m. Janet Wiley, d. at 
Windham, Oct. 12, 1776), he was a pioneer 
of the Scotch settlement of Windham, N. 11., 



was active in religious and secular affairs 
and a signer of the Association List in 1776; 
only son of Charter Robert of London- 
derry, N. H., b. in County Londonderry, 
Ireland, an early settler and proprietor pre- 
vious to June 21, 1722, in Londonderry, 
N. H., and one of those to whom the char- 
ter of the town was given. (His ancestor 
emigrated from Scotland among the numer- 
ous members of the clan of Armstrong who 
found a home in the North of Ireland. 
Their home in Scotland was near the Eng- 
lish border in the towns of Canonbie, Cas- 
tleton and other contiguous places. The 
most noted chief of the race was Gilnockie 
Armstrong, the Robin Hood of the Border, 
whose stronghold, a stone structure called 
the Hollows Tower, is still in existence.) 

ATWATER, EDWARD E. of New 
Haven, Conn., grad. Yale College 
1836, ordained pastor First Cong. Church, 
Ravenna, Ohio, 1841 (m. Rebecca H. Dana 
of Pomfret, Vt.), author of Descendants of 
David Atwater one of the First Planters of 
New Haven, History of the Colony of New 
Haven, and editor of History of the City of 
New Haven; son of EHhu of New Haven, 
b. at Cedar Hill, now Hamden, Conn., Dec. 
I, 1786, d. Jan. 3, 1875 (m. ist, Oct. 20, 1811, 
Julia Thompson, 2nd, Sept. 22, 1819, Betsey 
Tyler); son of Jared of Cedar Hill, b. Sept. 
24, 1758, d. Feb. 28, i8i3(m. Eunice Dicker- 
man); son of David of Cedar Hill, then 
East Farms, Conn.,b. Sept. 15, 1723 (m. ist. 



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Nov. 25, 1746, Elizabeth Basset, who was 
the mother of his children, 2nd, Mrs. Abiah 
Cooper); son of Joshua of East Farms, b. 
Jan. 25, 1686, d. Jan. 29, 1773 (m. Nov, 22, 
1721, Anna Bradley); son of David of East 
Farms, b. July 13, 1650, d. Jan. 10, 1736; 
son of David, bp. Oct. 8, 1616, came to 
America with his sister Anne and brother 
Joshua in company with John Davenport 
and Theophilus Eaton; son of Joliu of the 
parish of Lenham, County of Kent, England 

(m. Susan ). On the probate records 

at Canterbury the family of the emigrant 
can be traced as owners of land at Lenham 
as far back as 1484. Hasted in his History 
of Kent says they removed thither from 
Ospringe in the same county. 

BARTOW, EVELYN P. of Providence, 
R. L; son of Edj^ar John, b. at Fish- 
kill, N. Y., April 29, 1809 (m. ist, Nov. 
13, 1838, Harriette Constable Pierrepont, 
who died July 6, 1855, 2nd, Oct. 4, i860, 
Caroline Gamble), president of the Chelsea 
Paper Company, Norwich, Conn., the 
largest at that time in the country, one of 
the originators of the Union Ferry Company 
and caused the bridge leading to the Wall 
Street Ferry to be built at his own expense, 
founder of the Church of the Holy Trinity, 
and connected with the origin of all the 
important institutions of the city of Brook- 
lyn; son of Augustus of Fishkill, N. Y., b. 
at Westchester, N. Y,, 1762, d. at Fishkill, 
Jan. 18, 1810 (m. 1780 Clarina Bartow, his 
second cousin), held several public offices 
of local interest, such as assessor, etc.; son 
of John of Pelham Manor House, West- 
chester county, N. Y., b. 1740 at Westches- 
ter, d. i8i6 at New York city (m. Nov. 
1 761 Mary, dan. Barnardus Ryder of Bay- 
side, Flushing, N. Y.), vestryman of St. 
Peter's Church, Westchester, lived in wealth 
at the Manor House of his grandfather, 
Lord Pell; son of Theophilus of West- 
chester, b. Aug. 17, i7ii,at Westchester (m. 
Bathsheba, dau. of Thomas Pell, lord of the 
Manor of Pelham, Westchester county, N. 
Y.), vestryman of St. Peter's, Westchester; 
son of Rev. John of Westchester, b. at 
Crediton, Devonshire, England, 1672, d. at 
Westchester, Feb. 9, 1726 (m. at Freehold, 



N. J., Feb. 17, 1705, Helena, dau. of Hon. 
John Reid), grad. at Christ College, Cam- 
bridgeshire, 1692, curate Pampisford, Cam- 
bridgeshire, 1694, vicar May 28, 1697, sent 
to America by the Ven. Propagation Society, 
1702, founder and first rector of St. Peter's 
Church, Westchester, 1702-26; son of Doc- 
tor Thomas of Crediton, Devonshire, bp. 

at Awliscombe, 1636 (m. Grace ), 

physician, his dau. Mary m. Dr. John Hos- 
kins, one of the earliest surgeons in Guy's 
Hospital; son of Peter of Awliscombe, 
Devonshire, bp. there July 9, 1609 (m. Eliza- 
beth ), engaged in the wars in the 

troublous times of Charles I, on the Royal- 
ist side, was heavily fined but pardoned by 
the joint action of the House of Lords and 
Commons, and was a man of wealth and 
influence; son of Peter of Awliscombe, 
formerly of Ottery St. Mary, buried May 
21, 1619, at Awliscombe (m. April 30, 1598, 
Alice Borrough, dau. of John and Alice); 

supposed son of General Bertaut of 

Brittany, France. 

BATTERSON, JAMES GOODWIN of 
Hartford, Conn., A. M. Yale, (m. June 
2, 1851, Eunice Elizabeth Goodwin), archi- 
tect and sculptor, and HERMON GRIS- 
WOLD, Philadelphia (m. Oct. 16, 1866, 
Sarah Eliza Farnum), rector of St. Clements 
and the Church of the Annunciation, Phila- 
delphia, author, poet, priest, his works on 
church music are well-known; sons of 
Simeon Seeley, b. March 22, 1797 (m. May 
28, 1820, Melissa Roberts); son of George 
(m. Mary Seeley of Weston, Conn.); son 
of (xOorge of Fairfield, Conn. (m. Mary 
Oysterbanks, of Welsh descent), who with 
his brother William, are the first of the 
name found in Connecticut, and supposed 
to have came from Scotland; son of James 
of Scotland. 

BEEKMAN, GEORGE CRAWFORD, 
lawyer, residing at Freehold, Mon- 
mouth county, N. J., b. at Middletown in 
said county, July 2, 1839, S^^^- Princeton 
Coll., 1859, receiving degrees of A. B. and A. 
M., studied law with Joel Parker, the well- 
known war governor of New Jersey, and 
vi^as licensed, by the supreme court of New 
Jersey, as an attorney in 1863, and as 



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counselor three years later, began practice 
of law at Freehold, where he has since re- 
mained, appointed commissioner of supreme 
court, and master and examiner of chancery 
of New Jersey, appointed by Gov. Randolph 
and confirmed by senate of New Jersey law 
or president judge of the county courts of 
Monmouth county, N. J., in 1869, served as 
such for three years, was a delegate from 
New Jersey to the democratic convention 
at St. Louis, which nominated Mr. Tilden 
for president in 1876, was elected senator 
of New Jersey from Monmouth county in 
1878, and served the term of three years in 
State senate, drew and secured passage of 
several important general laws, such as 
existing bribery laws in New Jersey, and 
advocated and voted for reform measures 
passed by New Jersey legislature in 1879- 
81 (m. Nov. 6, 1878, Laura B. Alston, dau. 
of Abraham D. Alston and granddau. of 
David Alston, b. on Staten Island, N. Y. 
History of Alston family appears in Clute's 
History of Staten Island. Has three chil- 
dren by this marriage, Alston, Anna C, 
and Jacob Ten Broeck); son of Rev. Jacob 
Ten Broeck of Middletown, Monmouth 
county, N. J., b. April 10, 1801, at Har- 
lingen, Somerset county, N. J., d. April 
23. 1875, at Middletown, Monmouth county, 
N. J. (m. Feb. 12, 1833, Ann Crawford, 
dau. of George Crawford, b. at Middletown 
aforesaid, Feb. 22, 1801, and died there, 
in same dwelling where she had always 
lived, May 18, 1876), he graduated at 
Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., was 
licensed as clergyman of Dutch church by 
Seminary at New Brunswick, N. J., called 
to Reformed church at Holmdel, Mon- 
mouth county, N. J., preached there ten 
years, he also founded the Dutch church at 
Middletown aforesaid. By his efforts and 
contributions of his private means, the 
church edifice was finished in 1836, he also 
did much missionary work through Mon- 
mouth CO., where he preached the gospel of 
Christ fifty years; son of Samuel Beekmau 
of Harlingen, Somerset county, N. J., b. on 
the Beekman homestead, on River Raritan, 
Somerset county, N. J., September 21, 1766, 
d. March 4, 1850, at Harlingen, Somerset 
county, N. J. (m. 1786, at Harlingen, N. J., 



to Helena Ten Broeck, youngest dau. of 
Hon. Cornelius Ten Broeck and his wife 
Margaret Louw, b. at Harlingen, N. J., 
Jan. 26, 1768, d. on the homestead where 
born and always lived, Feb. 15, 1855), 
Samuel Beekman was collector of Mont- 
gomery township, Somerset county, N. J., 
1819-20, captain of a militia company in 
Somerset county, N. J., served as deacon 
and elder of Dutch church at Harlingen, N. 
J., he was well known in Somerset county, 
N. J., and respected as an upright man, 
whose word was his bond, and faithful in all 
things; son of Samuel Beekman of Beek- 
man homestead, on River Raritan, Somerset 
county, N. J., b. Nov. 26, 1729, on Beek- 
man homestead aforesaid, d. Oct. 19, 1808, 
on Beekman homestead aforesaid (m. Dec. 
5, 1765, Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel Waldron 
and his wife Anne Delamater, of Newtown, 
Long Island, b. Jan. 29, 1744, d. April 7, 
1806), Samuel Beekman left a last will 
which was admitted to probate in Somerset 
county aforesaid; son of Martin Beek- 
man, or as sometimes spelled Beeckman, 
of Beekman homestead, on River Raritan, 
Somerset county, N. J., b. 1685, at Scho- 
dack on Hudson river. New York, d. Oct. 
27, 1757, at Beekman homestead aforesaid 
(m. June 21, 1724, at Harlem, N. Y., 
Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel Waldron and his 
wife Neeltje, dau. of Capt. Frans Jansen 
Bloetjoet of Flushing, L. I., Samuel Wal- 
dron was the son of Resolved Waldron of 
Harlem, N. Y., Elizabeth his dau., b. in 
1700, d. Nov. 27,1760); son of Hendrick 
Beeckman of Schodack on Hudson river, 
N. Y., prior to 1710, b. at Albany, N. Y., 
date unknown, d. prior to 1735, at Beek- 
man homestead, on River Raritan, N. J. (m. 
1685, Annetje, dau. of Pieter Quackenbush 
and Maritje, his wife), in 1685 he was fire- 
master of Albany and resided there until 
1697, Octavo Coenradts, a merchant of 
New York city, deeded to above-named 
Hendrick Beeckman, a tract of 250 acres on 
River Raritan, Somerset county, N. J., Nov. 
13, 1710, this deed and land still (1888) re- 
mains in the family; son of Marten Hen- 
drikse Beeckman of Albany, N. Y., d. 
prior to June 21, 1677 (m. Susanna Jans), 
came to America from Hamelwaard, Hoi- 



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land, in 1638 and settled at Albany. He 
was a blacksmith by trade. 

BLOOD, HENRY AMES of Washing- 
ton, D. C, grad. Dartmouth College, 
author of the History of Temple, N. H., 
has passed greater part of his life in Wash- 
ington, D. C, connected with Department 
of State (m. Oct. 19, 1880, Mary E., dau. 
of Col. Ephraim Flint Miller, collector of 
the Port of Salem, Mass., granddau. of 
Gen. James Miller of Peterboro, N. H., con- 
cerning whom see preface to Hawthorne's 
Scarlet Letter, Medallic History of the 
United States, etc., and a lineal descendant 
of Hon. Thomas Flint, a first settler of Con- 
cord, Mass.); son of Ephraim Whiting", 
b. at Temple, N. H., July 26, 1799, d. at 
Temple (m. 2nd, Lavinia, dau. of Capt. 
Jacob Ames, formerly of Hancock, N. H., 
a desc. of Jacob Ames, who m. Ruth Shat- 
tuck, also, through the wife of David Ames, 
her grandfather, from John Morrison, who 
d. 1775 at Peterboro, N. H., aged 98, also 
from the Wallaces and Mitchells of Lon- 
donderry and Peterboro, N. H., also from 
Robert Reynolds of Boston, the Whitneys 
and Shattucks of Watertown, also from 
Richard Blood and Capt. James Parker of 
Groton, Mass. —as did her husband through 
his grandmother Spalding — also, through 
her mother Milly Symonds, from John 
Cummings and his wife Sarah Lawrence, 
a lineal descendant of John Lawrence of 
Wisset in Suffolk, Eng., and Watertown 
and Groton, Mass.); son of Ephraim, b. 
at Temple, March 6, 1779 (m. 1798 Mar- 
tha Whiting, dau. of Oliver Whiting, a desc. 
of John Whytynge, a mayor of Boston, 
Eng., and of Rev. Samuel Whiting, first 
minister of Lynn, Mass., 1635); youngest 
son of (Jen. Francis of Concord, Mass., 
and Temple, N. H., b. March 18, 1735, d. 
Oct. i3i4 (m. Elizabeth Spalding, a desc. 
of Edward Spalding, a first settler of 
Chelmsford, Mass., also of Richard Blood, 
a first settler of Groton, Mass., and of the 
distinguished Capt. James Parker of Gro- 
ton, who d. 1701), Gen. Francis Blood was 
a lawyer, councillor and holder of many 
posts of trust in New Hampshire during 
and after the Revolutionary war; son of 
Stephen of Concord, b. Feb. 22, 1703 (m. 



Mary ); son of Josiah of Concord, 

b. April 6, 1664 (m. ist, Mary, dau. of 
Humphrey Barrett, d. s. p., 2nd, Mary 

on Feb. 3, 1690); son of Rohert of 

Concord, d. Oct. 27, 1701, at Concord (m. 
1653 Elizabeth, dau. of the celebrated Major 
Simon Willard, sister of Rev. Samuel 
Willard, who bp. Benjamin Franklin and 
was pastor of the Old South Church, also 
vice-pres. of Harvard Univ., and one of 
whose grandsons became pres. of Harvard 
University); son of James of Concord, 1638, 
supposed to have come from Derbyshire, 
England, and d. Dec. 17, 1683. His sons 
Robert and John sold an estate in Rud- 
dington, Nottinghamshire, England, in 1649. 
This genealogy is based on facts found in 
the Whiting- St. John Memorial; Butler's 
Groton; WdiZQvC s Billerica; Blood's 7>w//<?, 
N. H.; Drake's Boston; Walcutt's Concord 
in the Colonial Period; Shattuck's Concord, 
Mass.; New Eng. Hist, and Genealogical 
Register, vols, iii, p. 120, xiv, xv, xvii, xxiii, 
p. 488, xxvi, xxviii ; Chester Genealogy, vol. 
xxii ; Parton's Life of Franklin; Savage's 
Gen. Diet., vol. i, p. 507 ; Spalding Geneal- 
ogy; Abbott Genealogy; Mon-ison Genealogy; 
Willard Genealogy ; Palfrey's New England, 
vol. ii, p. 38, note; Cooke's Life of Em- 
erson; Dana's American Cyclopedia, art. 
"Henry VH;" Burke's Extinct Peerage, 
1883, p. 33; Coolidge and Mansfield's iWw 
England, vol. i, p. 664. 

BOLLES, TIMOTHY DIX of Wash- 
ington, D. C, grad. Dwight School, 
Boston, 1864, U. S. Naval Acad., 1869, 
ensign, 1870, master, 1872, lieutenant, 1875, 
at Smithsonian Inst., b. Oct. 31, 1847, at 
Boston (m. at Baltimore July 14, 1880, Caro- 
line A. Carroll, desc. from Daniel Carroll 
the Signer); and FRANK BOLLES of 
Cambridge, Mass., grad. Columbia Law 
School, 1878, Harvard Law School, 1882, 
associate editor Boston Advertiser, secre- 
tary Harvard College, 1886, secretary Har. 
Univ., 1887, b. Oct. 31, 1856, at Winchester, 
Mass. (m. Elizabeth Swan of Cambridge); 
son of Jolm A. of Boston, b. at Ashford, 
Conn., April 16, 1809, d. at Washington, D. 
C, May II, 1878 (m. Nov. 11, 1834, Catherine 
Hartwrell Dix, dau. of Col. Timothy Dix) 



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grad. Brown Univ., 1829, M. A., 1832, ad- 
mitted to Boston bar, 1833, Secretary of State 
of Massachusetts, 1840, com. of education, 
1852, enlisted July, i86i,and served through- 
out the war, mustered out as bt. brig.-gen., 
judge adv. -gen. navy dept. and vice-pres. 
Columbia College till death; son of Rev. 
Matthew Bolles of Ashford, Conn., b. 
April 21, 1769, d. Sept. 26, 1838 (m. Sept. 
15, 1793, Ann Hubbard of Mansfield, Conn.), 
preached at Fairfield, Conn., Milford, N. H., 
Marblehead and West Bridgewater, Mass. ; 
son of David of New London, Conn., b. 
Jan. 14, 1743, d. Feb. 14, 1807, at Ashford 
now Eastford, Conn. (m. Jan. 10, 1765, 
Susannah Grant of New London), farmer, 
minister, one of the first pastors of the Bap- 
tist church in Hartford, Conn.; son of Enoch 
of New London, b. Oct. 20, 1715, d. Dec. 3, 
1800 (m. ist, Nov. 2, 1738, Hannah Moore, 
2nd, about 1768, Lucj' Wheeler), farmer, 
quaker; son of John of New London, b. 
Aug. 1677, d. Jan. 7, 1767 (m. ist, Jan. 3, 1699, 
Sarah Edgecombe of New London, grand- 
dau. of Nicholas Edgecombe of Plymouth, 
Eng., 2nd, Elizabeth Wood of Groton, Con n.), 
was a Baptist minister and author; son of 
Thomas of New London, b. at Wells, Me., 
Dec. I, 1644, d. at New London, May 26, 
1727 (m. ist, July I, 1660, Ziphora Wheeler, 
2nd, Rebecca Waller, 3rd, Hopestill Chap- 
pell), he bought from Owaneco son of 
Uncas, sachem of the Mohicans the home- 
stead still known as Bolles Hill, above New 
London and still in the family, he was com. 
of the peace for over twenty years, and held 
other town offices; son of Joseph of Wells, 
Me., b. at Lincolnshire, Eng., d. at Wells, 
Me., Oct. 1678 (m. 1639-40, Mary Howell), 
town clerk, deputy and com. from Prov. of 
Maine, desc. from the English Bolles of 
Scrampton, Lincolnshire, Eng., who desc. 
from the Norman Frenchman Boels, who 
crossed with William the Conqueror and 
whose name stands on the Roll of Battle 
Abbey. 

BUTLER, CHARLES EZEKIEL of 
Hudson, N. Y. (m. jst, Harriet Bes- 
sac, 2nd, Sarah C. Bessac), and FAYETTE 
M. of Hudson, capt. and brevet lieut.- 
col. N. Y. S. vols., judge-adv. of corps 



and div. courts-martial, severely wounded 
and imprisoned at Richmond, Va., lieut.- 
col. insp.-genl's dept. S. N. Y., 1872 to 
1875; sons of Ezekiel of Stockport and 
Hudson, b. 1789, d. 1872 (m. ist, Drusilla 
Linsley, 2nd, Elizabeth, the mother of 
Charles E., dau. of Dr. Alex. Coventry, 
son of Capt. Geo. Coventry, gentleman of 
his Majesty's New York Independent Com- 
pany, commanded by Colonel Lord Am- 
herst, under Georges Hand HI, 1755 to 1761, 
3rd, Lois Bartlett, the mother of Fayette M.), 
served in war of 1812-14, postmaster, jus- 
tice of peace; son of Ezekiel of Hudson, 
b. at Branford, Conn., 1761, d. 1830 (m. 
1788 Lydia, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth 
Tyler Frisbie of Branford), served in Rev. 
army, discharged with badge of merit by 
George Washington, June 10, 1783, mem. 
com. council of Hudson five terms, assessor; 
son of Ezekiel of Branford, b. 1734, d. 
1776-7 (m. Mabel Jones, a direct desc. of 
Theophilus Eaton, colonial governor, and 
of Colonel Sir John Jones, who married 
Catharine, the sister of Oliver Cromwell), a 
salt manufacturer at Branford who refused 
to supply the British troops with salt, his 
works destroyed and a reward offered for 
him dead or alive; son of Jonathan (m. in 
1726 Temperance, dau. of Deacon Daniel 
Buckingham of Milton, Conn., a desc. of 
"The Pioneer" who arrived at Boston in 
ship Hector, 1637). Saybrook Records state 
he was an Irish gentleman who came to 
New London and afterward settled at Say- 
brook, Conn., where he died March 30, 1760, 
aged 60. 

BUTLER, GEORGE H., M. D., of New 
York, grad. Bellevue Hospital Med. 
College 1869, acting past assistant sur- 
geon U. S. navy in war of the Rebellion Jan. 
9, 1864, to Nov. 12, 1868, author of Thomas 
Butlerandhis Descendants and of some mis- 
cellaneous papers on medical subjects, b. in 
Berwick, Maine, May 31, 1841 (m. June 13, 
1872, Henrietta L., granddaughter of Hon. 
Samuel Lawrence); eldest son of David G. 
of Great Falls, N. H., b. at Berwick, Jan. 
5, 1813 (married June 21, 1835, Mary S. 
Pike of Waterborough, Maine), a retired 
lumber merchant; fourth son of James of 



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Berwick, b. Jan. 17, 1783, d. Jan. 21, 1856 
(m. 1804, Hannah Grant); tenth son of 
Moses of Berwick, b. Feb. 28, 1741, d. 
Sept. 21, 1823 (m. Dec. 18, 1764, Keziah 
Nason), was a patriot and soldier of the 
Revolution and an attorney for many years; 
seventh son of Thomas (and wife Mehitable) 
of Berwick, b. March 6, 1698, will dated Feb. 
I759> was elected constable 1725, surveyor 
of lands for ten years and owner in the 
Quamphegon Mills; eldest son of Thomas 
(and wife Elizabeth) of Berwick, b. about 
1674, settled in Kittery, Maine, 1698, select- 
man of Berwick, 1714-26, teacher, 1716, 
commissioner, 1720, surveyor of lands, 1713 
-1736, exporter of furs and timber, land 
and mill-owner, etc. — See Thomas Butler 
and his Descendants. 

BYRAM, WILLIAM HENRY of Kan- 
sas City, Missouri, civil engineer and 
architect, grad. of Rensselaer Polytechnic 
Institute, 1877, born at Detroit, Michigan, 
July 31, 1851 (m. at Detroit, June i, 1880, 
Florence C, dau. of William and Lucy Nier, 
children, Mabel and Harry); son of Charles, 
b. Feb. 19, 1811, at New York city, d. July 
28, 1886, at Detroit, Mich. (m. at Detroit, 
March 24, 1835, Harriet Palmer, who was 
b. Jan. 9, 1815), was one of the pioneers of 
Michigan in 1831, widely known in Detroit; 
son of Ebenezer Alden, b. Feb. 3, 1781, at 
Morristown, N. J., d. June 22, 1857, at De- 
troit, Mich. (m. May 24, 1806, Eliza Burtsell, 
b. Aug. II, 1786, d. Jan. 26, 1877); son of 
Joseph, b. at Mendham, N. J., Aug. 22, 
1753, d. at Caldwell, N. J., April 27, 1829' 
(m. March 21, 1776, Esther Douglass, b. Oct. 

I, 1756, d. March 28, 1844); son of Ebene- 
zer, b. 1716, d. at Morristown, N. J., Sept. 
14, 1762 (married Nov. 22, 1738, Abigail, 
dau. of Capt. Ebenezer Alden, who was 
grandson of John Alden, d. Oct. 19, 1762); 
son of Ebenezer, b. 1692, d. Aug. 9, 1753 
(m. 1714, Hannah Hayward, b. 1690, d. Jan. 

II, 1761, dau. of Joseph Hayward), served in 
King Philip's war and head of the colony 
which went to New Jersey, June 18, 1744, 
leader of the church, and known as Old 
Captain Ebenezer; son of Nicholas, d. Sept. 
1727 (m. 1st, 1676, Mary, dau. of Dea. 
Samuel Edson, 2nd, a sister of Rev. James 



Keith), physician; son of Nicholas (m. 
Susanna, dau. of Abraham Shaw of Ded- 
ham, Mass.), came from Kent, England. 
A tradition says he was the son of an Eng- 
lish gentleman. See Mitchell's History of 
Btidgewater. 

GARY, LISTON D. of Glasco, Kansas, 
b. Feb. 8, 1846, at Merrittstown, War- 
ren county, Ohio (m. Dec. 25, 1873, Eliza- 
beth Ward of Cherokee, Iowa, who d. Aug. 
23, 1875, 2nd, Jan. 14, 1877, Cynthia Messi- 
moreof Warsaw, Ind., who d. Apr. 29, 1887), 
merchant and farmer ; fourth son of Isaac 
of Merrittstown, Ohio, and Dalton, Ind., 
b. July 25, 1815, d. Oct. 19, 1853 (nci- Nov. 
25, 1837, Osee Gray), grad. Ohio Medical 
College, Cincinnati, a physician and sur- 
geon; youngest son of Simeon of Dodds, 
Ohio, b. at Mendham, Morris county, N. J,, 
Feb. 22, 1777, d. at Dodds, July 27, 1830 (m. 
Ma)% 1805, Rachel Merritt of Red Stone, 
Penn.), a weaver and farmer; fourth son of 
Beriah of Bridgewater, Mass., b. 1729, d. 
at Mendham, Feb. 10, 1795 (m. Oct. j6, 1754, 
Mary Cook, 2nd, July, 1769, Jane Rogers, 
both of Mendham), a weaver and farmer; 
third son of John of Bridgewater, b. 1690 

(m. 1718, Experience ); second son 

of Jonathan of Bridgewater, b. 1656, d. 
1695 (m. Sarah, dau. of Samuel Allen); 
fourth son of John, the Plymouth Pilgrim, 
b. at Somersetshire near Bristol, England, 
d. at Plymouth, 1681 (m. 1644, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Francis Godfrey), came to America 
in 1634, at which time he joined the Plym- 
outh colony. For a history of his line back 
to A. D. 1198, see Cary Memorials. 

CASEY, THOMAS LINCOLN of U. S. 
army, graduated West Point Mil. 
Acad., 1879, 2d lieut. Corps of Engineers, 
1879, ist lieut. 1881, author of monographs 
on Coleoptera of N. America, and ED- 
WARD PEARCE CASEY, Columbia 
College School of Mines, 1886, degree of 
civil engineer; sons of Thomas Lincoln 
Casey of U. S. Army, b. at Madison Bar- 
racks, Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., May 10, 1831 
(m. May 8, 1856, Emma Weir, dau. of Prof. 
Robert Walter Weir and Louisa Ferguson 
of New York city), grad. Military Acad., 
1852, brevet 2d lieut. Corps of Engineers, 



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July, 1852, brevet It. -col. and colonel, March 
12, 1865, for faithful and meritorious service 
during the Rebellion, engineer and archi- 
tect of Washington Monument at Washing- 
ton, 1884, engineer of War and Navy Dept. 
Building at Washington; eldest son of 
Silas of U. S. Army, b. at East Greenwich, 
R. I., July 12, 1807, d. at Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Jan. 22, 1882 (m. July 12, 1830, Abby Perry 
Pearce, dau. of Hon. Dutee Jerauld Pearce 
and Abigail Coggeshall Perry of Newport, 
R, I.), grad. Military Acad., 1826, brevet 
2d lieut., 1826, colonel, 1861, brevet brig.- 
gen., 1862, brevet major-gen., 1865, author 
of infantry tactics for armies of U. S.; son 
of Wanton of East Greenwich, R. I., b. 
Feb. 24, 1760, d. Dec. 17, 1842 (m. Oct. 
25, 1789, Elizabeth Goodale, dau. of Major 
Nathan Goodale of 5th Mass. Continen- 
tals and Elizabeth Phelps of Brookfield, 
Mass.), an incorporator of Kentish Guards, 
R. I., Oct., 1774, and served in same to Jan., 
1779, ^ fi^'st settler of Marietta, Ohio, 1788, 
and justice of the peace; only child of 
Silas of East Greenwich, b. June 5, 1734, 
d. Sept. 27, 1814 (m. May 7, 1759, Abigail 
Coggeshall, dau. of Daniel Coggeshail and 
Mary Wanton, niece of Govs. John and 
William Wanton of Rhode Island), an ex- 
tensive merchant and importer prior to 
Revolution, freeman, 1756, justice of peace; 
only son of Thomas of East Greenwich, 
b. at Newport, Nov. 18, 1706, d. April 20, 
1797 (m. Nov. 22, 1728, Comfort, dau. of 
Thomas and Sarah Langford of East Green- 
wich), freeman, 1728, ensign, 1738, on com- 
mittee of war for colony, 1761-2, justice of 
peace, 1763-73, town council, 1766-72, 
deputy, 1756-7; son of Adam of Newport, 
b. about 1667 at NeWport, d. at Coventry, 
R. I., April, 1765 (m. March 8, 1706, Mary, 
dau. of Edward and Mary Greenman of 
Newport, R. I.), freeman, 1714, lieut. 1742 in 
Trained Band; son of Tliomas of Newport, 
b. about 1637, d. at Newport about 1719, 
came from Plymouth, England, about 1658, 
by tradition the only survivor of a Glouces- 
tershire family that had planted in Ulster, 
Ireland, and was massacred in Oct., 1641. 

CHAPMAN, REV. JACOB of Exeter, N. 
H., b. at Tamworth, N. H., March ii. 



i8io,grad. Dart. Col. 1835, And.Theol. Sem. 
1839, ordained Fryeburg, Me., June 23, 1845 
(m. 1840, Mary C, dau. of Hon. Nathaniel 
Howe, Bridgton, Me., whod. 1869, m. Sept. 
1871, Mary E., dau. of Charles Lane of Strat- 
ham, N. H.), was teacher in Bridgton Acad., 
prof. Franklin Coll., Lancaster, and at Har- 
risburg, Pa., and from 1852, pastor twelve 
years in Marshall, 111., afterward at Deerfield 
and at Kingston, N. H ., compiled the Fol- 
som Genealogy and the Genealogy of the 
Philbricks and Philbrooks, and of Leonard 
Weeks of Greenland, and Family, and 
aided in the Genealogy of Edward Chap- 
man of Ipswich, etc.; eldest son of Samnel, 
b. at Greenland, May 11, 1781, farmer in 
Tamworth, where he d. Oct. 30, 1857 (m. ist, 
at Tamworth, Feb. 10, 1808, Elizabeth S., 
dau. of Levi Folsom, who d. 1821, 2nd, 
Mary Hoit, and 3rd, Mrs. Betsey Gil- 
man); fourth son of Job, b. at Greenland, 
Nov. I, 1747 (m. Jan. 8, 1771, Penelope, 
dau. of Benj. Philbrook), d. March 26, 1837, 
and she d. May, 1838; son of Paul, b. 
at Hampton, Nov. 4, 1704 (m. Mary, dau. 
of Capt. Samuel Weeks of Greenland), d. 
Oct. 18, 1754, in Greenland, he was a 
cooper, then a farmer, clerk of the pro- 
prietors of the town of Epsom, N. H. ; son of 
Samuel of Hampton and Greenland, shoe- 
maker, etc., b. at Ipswich, Mass., Feb. 12, 
1679 (m. 1702, Phebe Balch of Manchester), 
d. April 21, 1742; son of Samuel of No. 
Hill, Hampton, b. 1654, d. Jan. 26, 1722 (m. 
Ruth, dau. of Samuel Ingals, who d. at Ips- 
wich, June 22, 1700; son of Edward, b. in 
England (m. 1642, Mary, dau. of Mark Sy- 
mondsof Rowley, Mass.), d. Ipswich, April 
18, 1678, he was a miller, then a farmer. 

CHASE, CHARLES of Groton, N. H., 
selectman, jurist, b. March 30, 1809, 
d. at Meredith, N. H., Nov. 6, 1864 (m. ist, 
Dec, 1832, Almira Moore, 2nd, Feb. 28, 
1852, Sarah Boynton), and Rev. WILLIAM 
PLUMMER CHASE, b. May 31, 1812, d. 
at South Vineland, N. J., 1878 (m. May 12, 
1835, Sarah Ann Morehouse of Warrens- 
burgh, N. Y.), F. W. Baptist denomina- 
tion, and Rev. URIAH CHASE of Water- 
borough, Me., b. Sept. 28, 1820 (m. ist, 
Oct. 25, 1855, Harriet Ann Kimball, 2nd, 



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Feb. 17, 1863, Lizzie Guilford), F. W. Bap- 
tist, and LEVI BADGER CHASE of 
Sturbridge, Mass., late private Co. F, Fifty- 
first Regt. Mass. Vols, in Rebellion, com- 
piler of the Plimpton Genealogy, writer of 
a History of Sturbridge, Mass., b. Oct. 24, 
1833 (m. ist, Sept. 9, 1855, Flavia Elizabeth 
Lyman of Rose, N. Y., 2nd, Oct. 24, 1858, 
Matilda Fiske Plimpton); sons of Levi of 
Canterbury, N. H., b. there April 8, 1782, 
d. there April 12, 1854 (m. June, 1808, Sally 
Page of New Sharon, Me., desc. from Rob- 
ert Page of Armsby, Norfolk county, Eng., 
through Reuben'', David^, David*, Chris- 
topher^, Thomas^, Dea. Robert^ of Hamp- 
ton, N. H., eldest son of Robert' and his 
wife Margaret); eldest son of Edward of 
Canterbury, N. H., b. at Stratham, N. H., 
Nov. 24, 1754, d. at Canterbury, June 19, 
1814 (m. 1779, Polly Moore of Stratham, N. 
H.), enlisted May 30, 1775, in Col. Enoch 
Poor's N. H. regiment, re-enlisted Sept. 
23, 1776, in Col. Thomas Tash's regiment, 
New Hampshire Continentals; second 
son of Jonathan of Stratham, N. H., re- 
moved to Loudon, N. H., about 1780, b. at 
Stratham, May i, 1730, d. at Loudon, Sept. 
18, 1808 (m. 1749, Anne Taylor), was active 
in forwarding the settlement of several New 
Hampshire towns and in land speculation; 
eldest son of Jonathan of Stratham, N. 
H., b. at Newbury, Mass., Sept. 1707, d. at 
Stratham, 1744 (m. I729(?), Lydia Rollins); 
son of Jon.athan of Stratham after 1717, b. 
Jan. 13, 1683, at Newbury, Mass., d. at 
Stratham, N. H., April(?), 1749 (m. 1703, 
Joanna Palmer of Bradford, Mass.), one of 
the original proprietors of Sanbornton, N. 
H.; second son of Thomas of Newbury, 
Mass., b. at Newburyport, Mass., July 25, 
1654, d. at Newbury, Jan. 1733 (m. ist, 
Nov. 22, 1677, Rebecca Follansbec, 2nd, 
Aug.(?), 1713, Elizabeth Mowers), assessor 
1698; second son of Aquila of Hampton, 
N. H., 1640, and Newbury or Newbury- 
port, 1646, b. 1618, at parish of Chesham, 
Eng., d. Dec. 27, 1670, at Newburyport, 
Mass. (m. Ann Wheeler at Hampton, N. 
H.), master of a vessel sailing from New- 
buryport; second son of Aquila of Ches- 
ham, Buckingham county, Eng., b. there 
Aug. 14, 1580 (m. June 22, 1606, Martha 



Jelliman); fourth son of Richard of Ches- 
ham, Eng., bp. Aug. 3, 1542 (m. April 16, 
1564, Joan Bishop); second son of Thoinas 
of Hundrick, parish of Chesham, Eng. 

CLEVELAND, WILLIAM NEALE, b. 
April 7, 1832 (m. Anna Thomas), presb. 
minister, and RICHARD CECIL, lost at 
sea Oct. 22,i872,and STEPHEN GROVER. 
b. at Caldwell, N. J., March 18, 1837 (m. 
Frances Folsom), sheriff of Erie county, N. 
Y., 1870, mayor of Buffalo, 1881, governor 
of New York State, 1882, president of 
United States, 1885, and LEWIS FRED- 
ERICK, lost at sea Oct. 22, 1872; sons of 
Richard Falley Cleveland, b. June 19, 
1804, d. Oct. I, 1883 (m. Sept. 10, 1829, 
Anne, dau. of Abner Neale), grad. Prince- 
ton, pastor Presb. Ch. Windham, Conn., 
Caldwell, N. J., Fayette, N. Y., and Hol- 
land Patent, N. Y.; son of William of 
Norwich, Conn., b. Dec. 20, 1770, d. Aug. 
18, 1837 (m. Margaret Falley of French 
descent), silversmith; son of Aaron of 
Woburn, Mass., b. Feb. 3, 1744, d. Sept. 21, 
1815 (m. Abiah Hyde), poet, preacher, 
writer, statesman, orator, wit; son of Aaron, 
b. Oct. 29, 1715, d. Aug. II, 1757 (m. Susan 
Porter), minister; son of Aaron of Woburn, 
b. July 9, 1680 (m. Jan. i, 1702, Abigail 
Waters), housewright, gentleman; son of 
Aaron of Woburn, b. Jan. 10, 1655, d. Sept, 
14, 1716 (m. Sept 10, 1675, Dorcas Wilson), 
housewright; son of Moses of Woburn, d. 
Jan. 9, 1701-2 (m. Sept. 26, 1648, Anne 
Winn), came to Massachusetts in 1635, and 
supposed to be a son of Samuel ; son of 
Thomas, vicar of Hinckley; son of Wil- 
liam, who removed from York to Hinckley 
in Leicestershire, England where he was 
buried, a very aged man Jan. 17, 1630. 

CLIFT, WILLIAM of Mystic Bridge, 
Conn., b. Sept. 12, 1817, at Griswold, 
Conn. (m. Jan. i, 1845, Harriet A., dau. of 
Rev. Absalom Peters, D. D., of New York 
city), grad. Amh'st Coll., 1839, Union Theol. 
Sem., 1843, ordained at Stoningtonboro', 
Dec. 17, 1844, and pastor, 1844-64, con- 
troller of Woodlawn Cemetery, New York 
city, 1864-7, associate editor American 
Agriculturist, 1867-8, pastor Cong, church 
at Mystic Bridge, 1869-79, pastor at Had- 



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lyme, Conn., 1880-5, one of the editors of 
The Homestead for seven years, and of The 
Examiner, author of several published ser- 
mons, and a contributor to agricultural 
papers for thirty-five years; son of William 
of Griswold, Conn., b. Aug. 28, 1763, d. 
Jan. 30, 1831 (m. June 5, 1813, Nancy D. 
Avery), a farmer living upon the homestead ; 
son of Amos of Griswold, b. Sept. 3, 1737, 
d. July 29, 1806 (m. ist, Feb. 12, i76i,Mary 
Coit, d. July 20, 1790,2nd, Anna D. Avery, 
d. Sept. 2, 1798), a farmer and innkeeper; 
son of Samuel of Plainfield, Conn., b. in 
Marshfield, Mass., Oct. 22, 1709, d. at Gris- 
wold, Conn., Aug. 22, 1794 (m. about 1732, 
Lydia Dogget), a farmer and shoemaker, 
lived on the Jerry Kinsman place; son of 
William of Marshfield, Mass., was put 
ashore when but seven years of age, in the 
harbor of Scituate, Mass. (m. Nov. 25, 1691, 
Lydia Wills, b. 1676, d. July i, 1761, buried 
in the old churchyard at Marshfield, dau. of 
Samuel Wills, son of William, who was the 
first of the name in Scituate, and lived on 
Wills island, and died in 1688, aged ninety 
and left his farm.to his son Samuel Wills). 
Tradition reports with great confidence 
(through Pero, an old negro in the family, 
who died Jan. 28, 1807, aged eighty-one, and 
who knew the first generation) that William 
Clift was sent from England by his relatives, 
because he was heir to a large estate, which 
they would inherit in case of his death. He 
spent his life in Scituate and Marblehead, 
Mass. 

COLE, FRANK THEODORE of Co- 
lumbus, Ohio, grad. Williston Sem. 
1873, Williams College, 1877, Columbia 
Law School, 1879, admitted to New York 
Bar, 1879, Ohio Bar, 1880, editor of the 
Cole Genealogy; first son of Theodore of 
Westmoreland, N. H., b. May 11, 1813, 
d. July 2, 1885 (m. August, 1845, Livilla 
Gleason), was for many years master of a 
whale ship sailing from New Bedford, 
memberof Vermont legislature, 1862, mem- 
ber of New Hampshire legislature, 1881-2; 
sixth son of Asa of Westmoreland, mill- 
wright, b. at Harvard, Mass., Dec. 8, 1768, 
d. at Westmoreland, Dec. 6, 1816 (m. 1793, 
Anna Goldsmith of Harvard); second son 



of Abijah of Harvard, Mass., a soldier in 
expedition against Quebec about 1755, b. at 
H. about 1737, d. 1768 (m. 1759, Sarah Kent 
of Harvard); second son of Jonathan of 
Boxford and Harvard, a farmer, b. at Lynn, 
Mass., 1696, d. at Westmoreland, N. H., 
April 6, 1780 (m. April 8, 1724, Judith 
Bowen of Boxford); first son of John of 
Boxford, a farmer, b. at Salem, Mass., May 
18, 1668, d. at Boxford, Feb. 5, 1737 (m. 
Mary Eaton); first son of John of Salem 
and Lynn, a cooper, b. at Salem, 164-, d. at 
Lynn, Oct. 8, 1703 (m. ist. May 28, 1667, 
Mary Knight, 2nd, Sarah Alsbee of Mai- 
den, who was tried for witchcraft at Charles- 
town, Mass., and acquitted, Feb. i, 1693); 
second son of Thomas of Salem, a husband- 
man, b. in England, d. at Salem, Dec. 15, 

1678 (m. Ann ), probably the Thomas 

who came in the ship Mary and John, March 
24, 1633, was at Salem in 1649, and probably 
at Hampton previously. 

CRANE, ZENAS, Jr., of Dalton, Mass., 
manufacturer of fine paper, U. S. 
bank-note paper, etc., executive councillor, 
1884-5 (m. Ellen, dau of Charles J. Kitt- 
redge); son of Zenas Marshall of Dal- 
ton, State senator, 1856-7, executive coun- 
cillor, 1862-3, a leader in the perfection 
of paper, for years supplying the govern- 
ment and foreign powers with bond, bank- 
note and other finer grades, b. Jan. 21, 
1815, d. March 12, 1887 (m. ist, Caroline, 
dau. of Winthrop Laflin, 2nd, Louisa Laf- 
lin, her sister); son of Zenas of Dalton, a 
pioneer paper manufacturer, representative, 
1811, executive councillor, 1836-7 and 1862- 
3, State senator, 1856-7, b. at Canton, 
Mass., May 9, 1777, d. at Dalton, June 29, 
1845 (m. Lucinda, dau. of Gains Brewer); 
son of Stephen, b. May 19, 1734 (m. 1762, 
Susannah Babcock); son of Benjamin, b. 
Dec. 17, 1692, at Braintree, Mass. (m. Dec. 
27, 1722, Abigail Houghton); son of Ste- 
phen (m. July 2, 1676, Mary Denison); son 
of Henry, who came from England to the 
present Milton (then Dorchester), Mass., 
in the year 1648-9. 

CROSBY, ERNEST HOWARD of New 
York city (m. Oct. 12, 1881, Fanny 
Kendall Schieffelin, and has children Mar- 



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garet Eleanor, b. April 25, 1884, and Maun- 
sell SchiefFelin, b. Feb. 14, 1887), grad. New 
York University, 1876, Columbia College 
Law School, 1878, lawyer, member of 
assembly of State of New York, 1887-8; 
and NICHOLAS EVERTSON CROSBY 
of New York city, tutor of Greek in 
Columbia College; sons of Rev. Howard 
of New York, b. Feb. 27, 1826 (m. March 
17, 1847, Margaret Evertson Givan, by 
whom he also had children Edith Rutgers, 
Agnes Givan and Grace Ashton), A. B., 
New York Univ., 1844, A. M., New York 
Univ., 1847, D. D., Harvard College, 1859, 
LL. D., Columbia College, 1871, Prof, of 
Greek, N. Y. Univ. 1851-9, Rutgers Col- 
lege, 1859-63, pastor ist Presb. Ch. New 
Brunswick, 1861-2, pastor 4th Ave. Presb. 
Ch. New York, 1863- , member Bible Re- 
vision Com., 1872-81, pres. Soc. for Preven- 
tion of Crime, 1877- ; son of William B. 
of New York, b. Feb. 7, 1786, d. March 18, 
1865 (m. Feb. 7, 1807, Harriet Ashton Clark- 
son); son of Dr. Ebenezer of New York, 
b. at Quincy(then called Braintree), Mass., 
Sept. 30, 1753, d. at New York, July 15, 
1788 (m. Catharine Bedlow), grad. Harvard 
College, 1777, Med. Dept. Univ. of Penn- 
sylvania, 1780, surgeon of General Wash- 
ington's guard during Revolution, after 
which he became professor in Columbia 
College, in which office he died; son of 
Judge Joseph of Braintree, b. circ. 1687, d. 
1769 (m. 1st, Dec. 23,1726, Abigail Adams, 
who d. 1732, and 2nd, Ann Belcher), mem- 
ber of Massachusetts legislature; son of 
Joseph of Braintree, b. at Cambridge, 1638, 
d. at Braintree, Nov. 26, 1695 (m. ist, April 
1, 1675, Sarah Brackett, the mother of Judge 
Joseph, and m. 2nd, Mrs. Eleanor Paine, 
formerly Veasy); son of Simon of Cam- 
bridge, b. in England, 1609, came to 
America from London in 1635 in the ship 
Susan and Ellyn with his wife Ann and son 
Thomas, settled at Cambridge, Mass., where 
he became a freeman in 1636, held several 
town offices and died in 1639. 

CURRIER, JOHN McNAB of Newport, 
Vt., physician, grad. Med. Dept. Dart. 
College, 1858, surgeon-general of Vermont, 
1872-4, pension surgeon, 1875-6, editor and 



publisher of the Vermont Medical Journal, 
1874, editor and publisher of Archives of 
Science and Transactions of the Orleans 
County Society of Natural Sciences, 1870-4, 
member Am. Assoc. Advanc. Science, and 
mem. Brit. Assoc. Advanc. Science, b. Aug. 
4, 1832, at Bath, N. H. (m. Aug. 8, i860, 
Susan Havens Powers of Woodstock, Vt.); 
son of Capt. Samuel of Bath, N. H., b. Nov. 
17, 1781, in Landaff, N. H., d. March 20, 
1849, at Bath, N. H. (m. ist, Elizabeth Hand 
(no children), 2nd, Rachel Annis of Bath, 
N. H., March 7, 1816), one of the pioneers 
of Bath, N. H. ; son of Ezra of Landaff and 
Bath, N. H., and Ryegate, Vt., b. June 25, 
1749, at Amesbury, Mass., died in 1825 at 
Bath, N. H. (m. Anne Cassidy or Cassetty); 
sonof Gideon of Amesbury, Mass.,b. 1712, 
Amesbury, Mass., d. at Chester, N. H. (m. 
Mary Brown in 1737); son of Benjamin of 
Amesbury, Mass., b. 1688, at Amesbury, 
Mass. ; son of Deacon Thomas of Ames- 
bury, Mass., b. , 1646, at Amesbury, 

Mass.; son of Richard of Salisbury, Mass., 
b. 1617, d. at Salisbury, Mass., was one of 
the original settlers of Salisbury, Mass., in 
1640, and quite probably came from Eng- 
land. 

CUSHMAN, REV. GEORGE FRANCIS, 
D. D. of New York city, b. Feb. 24, 
1819, at Pawtucket, Mass., grad. Amherst 
College, 1840, A. M. Brown Univ., 1846, 
D. D. Univ. of Alabama, i860, teacher in 
Alabama six years, ordained deacon Episco- 
pal Church, 1849, and Priest, 1850, by Bishop 
Cobbs, had parishes in Eufaula, Oswichee, 
Auburn, where he built a church, and Ca- 
haba, Alabama, in Pawtucket, Mass., now 
Rhode Island, where a church was built, at 
Exeter, N. H., Sycamore, Princeton and 
Chicago, 111., and is assistant minister of a 
parish in Brooklyn, was on the editorial staff 
of the Diocese, the Province and the Living 
Church in III., and since 1880, of The Church- 
man, New York, author of Doctrine and 
Duty, a volume of sermons, and more than 
forty occasional sermons and addresses; son 
of Apollos, b. at Middleboro, Mass., Aug. 
9, 1782, grad. Brown Univ., 1802, admitted 
to the bar, 1806, would never accept of any 
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at the Bristol County Bar and enjoyed a 
large and widely extended practice, he 
lived at Pawtucket from 1815 until his 
death, Sept. 17, 1864 (m. June 21, 1809, Anna 
Maria, dau. of Major-Gen. William Barton 
of Providence, who, during the Revolution, 
July, 1777, captured Gen. Prescott at New- 
port, and received a sword from Congress 
as a testimonial of his services); son of 
Zebedee, b. at Middleboro, Mass., Feb. 17, 
1740 (m. 1763, Sarah Paddleford), d. at 
Taunton, Mass., March, 1833, for many 
years he did business in the winter at 
Charleston, S. C; son of Jabez, b. Aug. 

II, 1713 (m. Paddleford); son of 

Benjamin, b. at Plymouth, Mass., 1691 
(m. ist, Jan. 8, 1712, Sarah Eaton, 2nd, 
March 14, 1738-9, Mrs, Sarah Bell), d. at 
Plymouth, Oct. 17, 1770, a farmer; son of 
Thomas, b. at Plymouth, Sept. 16, 1637 (m. 
ist, Nov. 17, 1664, Ruth Rowland, dau. of 
John Rowland, one of the "old comers," 
2nd, Oct. 16, 1679, Abigail Fuller), d. at Ply- 
mouth, Aug. 23, 1726, a farmer; son of 
Thomas the Elder, b. in England, Feb., 
1608, came to Plymouth in the Fortune, Nov., 
1621 (m, about 1635-6, Mary Allerton, who 
was the last survivor of the Mayjiower Com- 
pany), he was three years elder of the church 
at Plymouth, and died there Dec. 10 or 11, 
1691, the church erected a monument for 
him, on which he is called " that precious 
servant of God;" son of Robert, b. in 
England, 1580-85. A leader of the Puritan 
exiles at Leyden. With Carver and Martin 
organized the expedition in the Mayflower, 
1820. Sailed in the Mayflower from South- 
ampton, Aug. 5, 1620, in company with the 
Speedwell, and was appointed "assistant 
governor; " the Speedwell being unsea- 
worthy, he returned to England in her and 
took charge of the rest of the Puritan band, 
emigrating with them in the Fortune and 
arriving at Plymouth, New England, Nov. 9, 
1621. On Dec. 12 he preached (although a 
layman) a sermon entitled "The sin and dan- 
ger of self love," the first sermon preached 
in America. Returned to England, leaving 
his son Thomas in the colony. Captured 
and detained in France for fourteen days. 
Wrote and published a vindication of colo- 
nial enterprise. Made an appeal for Chris- 



tian missions to the Indians. Agent for the 
colonists in England. Obtained a royal 
charter for territory on Cape Ann. Must 
have died in England. The history of the 
Pilgrim expedition shows that Robert Cush- 
man was the leading and most energetic 
spirit of the enterprise, both in Leyden and 
England. 

DARLING, CHARLES W. of Utica, N. 
Y., brig.-gen., and mil. eng. -in-chief, 
S. N. Y., 1867-8, author of Anthropophagy, 
Acropolis to Heliopolis, Aboo Simbel, etc. 
(m. Angeline E., dau. of Jacob A. Robertson, 
granddau. of Archibald Robertson, a noted 
Scotch artist); son of Charles Chauncey of 
N. Y., b. Jan. 27, 1799, at New Haven, Conn, 
(m. July 28, 1829, Adeline E., dau. of Wil- 
liam Dana of Boston, b. June 12, 1798, d. 
Sept. II, 18B2, granddau. of Major Robert 
Davis of the Revolutionary Army, whose 
brothers were Brig.-Gen. Amasa Davis, and 
Hon. Caleb Davis, speaker of the house of 
representatives of Massachusetts, 1780, the 
three brothers all resided in Boston, and 
were members of the ancient and honorable 
artillery company of Massachusetts), grad. 
Yale College, 1820, Princeton Theological 
Seminary in 1823, is now a retired Presby- 
terian clergyman; son of Samuel of New 
Haven, Conn., b. Jan. 30, 1751, d. Jan. 15, 
1842 (m. Dec. 22, 1799, Clarinda, b. March 
23, 1759, d. July 25, 1847, dau of Rev. 
Richard Ely, b. at Lyme, Conn., Sept. 30, 
1733, d. Aug. 23, 1814), grad. Yale, 1769, 
became a doctor of medicine, and was first 
secretary of the Medical Society of New 
Haven county, chosen deacon in First 
Presbyterian Church, 1786, which office he 
held until his decease, a period of fifty-six 
years; son of Thomasof New Haven, Conn., 
b. Feb. 21, 1719, at Newport, R. L, d. Nov. 
30, 1789, in Woodbridge, suburb of New 
Haven, grad. at Yale, 1740 (m. July 23, 1745, 
Abigail Noyes, b. March 20, 1724, dau. of 
Rev. Joseph Noyes, b. 1688, and Abigail 
Pierpont, his wife, b. 1696, granddau. of Rev. 
James Pierpont of New Haven, Conn., b. 
1659, great granddau. of Rev. Joseph 
Haynes, b. 1641, great great granddau. of 
John Haynes, elected governor of Massa- 
chusetts in 1635, upon his removal to Con- 



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necticut he was elected governor of that 
colony, and died in office, 1654, came from 
Essex county, England, to Boston, Mass., 
1632, and m. Mabel Harlakenden, 1638), was 
judge of the county court, and deputy to 
general assembly, 1774, described by Presi- 
dent Ezra Stiles as being a man of large 
stature, of a strong reasoning mind, calm 
and judicious, of integrity and uprightness, 
and of great prudence and judicial gravity. 
His dau. Abigail m. Judge Charles Chaun- 
cey of New Haven; son of Samuel of New 
Haven, b. 1680 (m. Susannah Childs), re- 
moved from Providence to New Haven, 
with his wife and child, accompanied by a 
sister of his wife (a widow), named Dorothy 
Griffin, admitted to practice as an attorney 
in New Haven in 1737. 

DAVIES, HENRY EUGENE. B. A. of 
Columbia College, 1857, late major- 
gen. U. S. Volunteers, b. July 2, 1836 (m. 
Aug. 10, 1858, Julia Rich of Fishkill, N. 
Y.), and WILLIAM GILBERT DAVIES, 
B. A. and B. S. of Trinity College, i860, M. 
A., 1864, b. March 21, 1842 (m. Dec. 15, 
1870, Lucie Carter Rice of Boston), and 
JULIEN TAPPAN DAVIES, B. A. of 
Columbia College, 1866, LL. B. of same, 
1868, M. A., 1869, b. Sept. 25, 1845 (m. 
April 22, 1869, Alice Martin of Albany), 
and FRANCIS HERBERT DAVIES, b. 
Sept. 16, 1849 ("^- April 27, 1876, Cornelia 
Rockenbaugh of New York); sons of 
Henry Ebenezer of New York city, b. at 
Black Lake, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1805, d. at New 
York city, Dec. 17, 1881 (m. July i, 1835, 
Rebecca Waldo Tappan of Boston, desc. 
from Abraham Toppan, who settled at New- 
buryport, Mass., 1630), alderman, 1840, cor- 
poration counsel, 1850, judge of supreme 
court, 1855, judge of court of appeals, 1859; 
son of Thomas John of Black Lake, N. Y., 
b. at Washington, Conn., 1767, d. at Black 
Lake, April 18, 1845 (m. Dec. 27, 1792, Ruth 
Foote of Watertown, Conn.), sheriff and 
county judge of St. Lawrence county, N. 
Y.; son of John of Washington, Conn., b. 
at Kinton, Herefordshire, England, June, 
1735, d. at Washington, Conn., April 18, 
1799 (m. about 1760, Eunice Hotchkiss of 
New Haven), his younger brother, Thomas, 



b. Jan. 2, 1737, d. May 12, 1766, grad. Yale 
College, went to England for ordination and 
was among the first missionaries in Con- 
necticut; son of John of Litchfield, Conn., 
b. at Kinton, England, 1711, d. at Litchfield, 
Conn., May 19, 1797 (m. ist, about 1733, 
Elizabeth Brown, 2nd, about 1742, Mary 
Powell, both of Herefordshire); son of John 
of Litchfield, Conn., b. at Kinton, England, 
1680, d. at Litchfield, Conn., Nov. 22, 1758 
(m. about 1710, Catherine Spencer of Here- 
fordshire), one of the founders and bene- 
factors of St. Michael's Church, Litchfield, 
Conn., which contains a tablet to his mem- 
ory. 

DAVIS, W. W. H. of Doylestown, Pa., 
professor at Portsmouth, Va., Military 
Academy, 1842-4, captain in Mexican war, 
1846-8, brevetted brig.-gen., U. S. Volun- 
teers, March 13, 1865, for meritorious 
services during the operations against 
Charleston, S. C, author of Spanish Con- 
quest of New Mexico, History of Bucks 
County, and other historical works, U. S. 
district attorney, secretary of territory and 
acting governor of New Mexico, 1853-7, 
U. S. commissioner to Paris Exposition, 
1878, U. S. pension agent at Phila., 1885-9; 
son of John of Davisville, Pa., b. Aug. 7, 
1788, d. April I, 1878 (m. March 13, 1813, 
Amy Hart), he was a soldier of 1812, 
founder of the village which bears his name, 
commander of the American forces, member 
of Congress, surveyor of the Port of Phila- 
delphia; son of John of Ohio, b. Sept. 6, 
1760, d. Jan. 25, 1832 (m. Jan. 26, 1783, 
Ann, dau. of William Simpson), a soldier of 
the Revolution; son of William, who came 
from Great Britain about 1740, and settled 
in Solebury township, Bucks county, Pa., 
near the line of Upper Makefield (m. about 
1756, Sarah, b. 1735, d. May 10, 1819, dau. 
of John Burley of Upper Makefield). 

DOANE, WILLIAM CROSWELL of 
Albany, N. Y., b. March 2, 1832 (m. 
Nov. 24, 1853, Sarah Katharine Condit), 
ordained deacon St. Mary's Ch., Burlington, 
N. J., 1853, ordained priest, 1856, conse- 
crated first bishop of Albany, 1869; son of 
George Washington Doane of Burlington, 
b. May 27, 1799, d. April 27, 1859 (m. Sept. 



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17, 1829, Eliza Greene, wid. of James Per- 
kins), ordained i82i,asst. rector Trinity Ch., 
New York, 1821-24, prof. Washington Col- 
lege, Hartford, Conn., 1824, rector Trinity 
Ch., Boston, bishop of New Jersey in 1832, 
founded St. Mary's Hall, founded Burling- 
ton Coll., author Songs by the Way; Sermons, 
etc.; son of Jonathan, b. 1756, d. 1821 (m. 
1797, Mary Higgins), architect of State 
buildings in Trenton, N. J.; son of Ebe- 
nezer, b. 1732, d. i8i8 (m. 1754, Annie 
SchaefTer), resided in Canada, died and 
was buried near Toronto, Canada; son of 
Joseph of Bucks county. Pa., b. i6gi, d. 
lyS-C?) (m. 1727, Mary Carter); son of 
Daniel, b. at Sandwich, Mass.,d. 1724-5, at 

Newtown, Pa. (m. Mehitable ), a 

Quaker, friend and assistant of William 
Penn; see certificate from the Friends 
Society, dated "3, 17,1696"; son of Daniel 
of Eastham, Mass., b. 1636, d. 1712 (m. 
Hepzibah Cole), moved to Sandwich, Mass., 
where he died; son of John, b. in England, 
came to America between 1620 and 1623, 
settled in Plymouth, Mass., founded and 
resided in the town of Eastham, 1644, was 
the associate and assistant of Governor 
Prince, 1630. 

DURKEE, CORNELIUS EMERSON 
of Saratoga, N. Y., b. May 22, 1837, 
at Shoreham, Vt. (m. Jan. 12, 1859, Jane 
Josephine Upham); son of Paoli, b. Feb. 
I, 1807, at Enosburgh, Vt., d. Feb. 4, 1880, 
at Saratoga (m. Oct. 25, 1832, Lydia Stod- 
dard Eldridge), grad. Univ. of Vermont, 
degree of M. A. Middlebury College, Aug. 

18, 1843; son of Harvey of Royalton, Vt., 
b. Aug. 4, 1773, at Royalton, d. Feb. 20, 
1827, at Burlington, Vt. (m. ist, March 9, 
1797, Patta Robinson, 2nd, Dec. 31, 1809, 
Dolly Sabin); son of Timothy of Wood- 
bury, Conn., b. May, 1737, d. March 22, 
1797, at Royalton (m. May 3, 1758, Lucy 
Smalley); son of Nathaniel of Wind- 
ham, Conn. (m. Aug. 21, 1727, Mary 
Baker). 

EDSALL, THOMAS HENRY of Glen- 
wood Springs, Colo., grad. Brown 
University, A. B., 1861, adjt. 176th N. Y. 
Vols., 1862-3, Columbia Coll. Law School, 
1864-5, member bar New York city, 1865-86, 



trustee N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Soc, vice- 
president Soc. Sons of the Rev., member N. 
Y. Hist. Soc, University Club New York, 
author of several genealogical and historical 
papers, b. Oct. 7, 1840 (m. Oct. 3, 1865, 
Marie Louise Burroughs); only son of 
Thomas of East Saginaw, Mich., b. Nov. 8, 
1814, d. March 25, i88i (m. Nov. 22, 1837, 
Phebe A.,dau. of Hon. Nathaniel Jones of 
Orange county, N. Y., judge common pleas, 
mem. of assembly, senator, surveyor-gen'l, 
canal comm'r, mem. of congress. New York), 
supervisor, mem. board of water comm'rs, 
treasurer gas company, mem. board of trade; 
fifth son of Jesse of Goshen, N. Y., b. May 
26, 1782, d. Sept. 24, 1849 (rn- Dec. 24, 1801, 
Temperance, dau. of John Dunning of Wal- 
kill, Orange county, N. Y.); seventh son of 
Jacobns (James) of Vernon, Sussex county, 
N. J., bp. at Bergen, N. J., Jan. 3, 1725, d. 
cir. 1800 (m. 2nd, 1781, Hannah McWhorter), 
captain N. J. State troops, Am. Revolution; 
third son of Richard of Bergen county, N. 
J., bp. at Bergen D. Ref. Ch., April 2, 1683 
(m. 3rd, 1720, Hillegonde, dau. of Capt. 
Jacobus De Key of New York city), planter, 
surveyor, early settler in Orange county, N. 
Y.; third son of Samnel, native of Reading, 
Berks county, England, founder of the 
American family, b. cir. 1633, d. 1702-4 (m. 
3rd, Ruth, dau. of Richard Woodhull, Esq., 
of Seatalcott, L. L, founder of the American 
family, b. Sept. 13, 1620, at Thenford 
(Manor), N. Hamptonshire, England, came 
to Massachusetts cir. 1640, South Hampton, 
L. L, 1644, Seatalcott (Brookhaven), 1655, 
prominent citizen until he d. Oct. 16, 1790). 
Mr. Edsall came to Boston July, 1648, in 
the Tryall, John Graves, Master, settled in 
New Amsterdam, 1655, admitted burgher, 
1657, appointed ensign by Gov. Stuyvesant, 
1663, mem. of council Gov. Philip Carteret 
and of court of judicature, N. J., and presi- 
dent town of Bergen, 1667-82, deputy for 
Hackinsack and Out Plantations, 1686, com- 
missioner and treasurer of Bergen county, 
1688, mem. of council Lieut. -Gov. Leisler, 
New York, 1689-91, justice of common 
pleas Queens county, N. Y., 1689-1701, 
also merchant, planter and extensive land- 
owner in New York, New Jersey and Penn- 
sylvania. 



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ELIOT, WALTER GRAEME, b. Nov. 
i6, 1857, in New York city, sanitary 
and civil engineer of New York city, grad. 
School of Mines Columbia College, E. M., 
C. E., Ph. B., 1878, Ph. D., 1881, appointed 
special agent of U. S. tenth census report 
on the " water-works systems of the princi- 
pal cities of the United States," 1880-81, ap- 
pointed assistant sanitary engineer of New 
York Board of Health, 1881-6, clubs, Uni- 
versity, Zeta Psi, author '* Sketch of the 
Eliot Family," New York, 1887; eldest son 
of Augustus G. Eliot, M. D., of New York, 
b. at Kingston, N. Y., July 18, 1821 (m. Dec. 
10, 1850, Elizabeth Antoinette, dau. of Col. 
Amos Proctor of Exeter, N. H., and Boston, 
Mass.), grad. Yale College, 1839, M. D. of 
New York Coll. Phys. & Surgeons, 1843, 
resident physician to N. Y. Hospital, 1844, 
and to N. Y. Asylum for Lying-in Women, 
1845-6, visiting physician to Northern Dis- 
pensary, 1846-7, and Bellevue Hospital, 
1847-8; eldest son of Daniel Eliot, Esq., 
gentleman, of New York city, seat, Marl- 
boro'-on-Hudson, N. Y., b. Oct. i, 1792, at 
Dublin, N. H., d. March 30, 1868, at New 
York city (m. Oct. 6, 1818, Abigail, dau. of 
Hon. Samuel Greeley of Boston, and 
granddau. of Roger Sherman); one of the 
selectmen of his birthplace, grad. Dartmouth 
College, 1813, and removed to New York 
city and studied medicine, in 1842 ap- 
pointed by New York Chamber of Com- 
merce one of a committee of nine to visit 
Washington for tariff revision, was president 
and member of various associations, etc., of 
New York city; son of Lieut. David Eliot 
of Bradford, Mass., and Dublin, N. H., b. 
at Bradford, Mass., 1751, d. at Dublin, N. 
H., 1793 (m. ist, 1778, Hannah Adams of 
New Ipswich, 2nd, 1789, Lucy, dau. of Amos 
(?) Emory, Esq., of Keene, N. H.), was 
an officer in Col. James Reed's 3d N. H. 
regiment at the battle of Bunker Hill, after- 
ward a civil engineer of New Hampshire; 
son of John Eliot, Esq., gentleman, of 
Beverly and Bradford, Mass., b. at Beverly, 
March 10, 1717, d. at Mason, N. H., June 

25, 1781 (m. Sarah , d. 1791), removed 

from Bradford, Mass., to Mason, N. H., in 
his old age; third son of John Eliot, Esq., 
of Beverly, Mass., b. Sept. 10, 1693, at 



Beverly, Mass., d. April 8, 1751, at Beverly, 
Mass. (m. ist, April 20, 1715, Elizabeth 
Balch of Newbury, Mass., 2nd, April 20, 
1720, Hannah Waldron of Beverly, (?) 
Mass.); fourth son of William Eliott, 
Esq., gentleman, of Beverly, Mass., b. Jan. 
I, 1655, in East Coker, England, d. Feb. 
19, 1721, at Beverly (m. July 10, 1681, Mar)'^, 
widow of Nathan Parker and dau. of 
Francis Browne, Esq., of Newbury, Mass.); 
second son of Hon. Andrew Eliott of 
Beverly, Mass., b. April 24, 1627, in East 
Coker, Somersetshire, Eng., d. March i, 
1703-4, at Beverly, Mass. (m. ist, April 23, 
1649, Grace Woodier of Somerset, Eng., d. 
Feb. 8, 1652, 2nd, Feb. 2, 1654, Mary Woodier 
of Somerset, England), removed with his 
family, about 1665, to Beverly, Mass., for 
many years Town Clerk there, elected from 
there Representative to the general court of 
Massachusetts and served for several years, 
one of the longest terms, in 1686 was one 
of the witnesses taken from Beverly to at- 
tend at the execution of the Indian deed of 
the town of Salem, was one of the jurors in 
the Salem witchcraft trials, and a signer of 
the public document of regret for said ac- 
tion, he held successively every office of 
honor in the gift of the town, he was a man 
of considerable property; eldest son of Wil- 
liam Eliott, Esq., 2d, of East Coker, 
Somerset, Eng., b. Feb. 28, 1603, at East 
Coker, d. at East Coker (date uncertain) (m. 

1626, Emma ); eldest son of William 

Eliott, Esq., of East Coker, Somerset, Eng., 
bp. June 23, 1577, d. March 29, 1642, at East 
Coker, Somerset, Eng.; second son of 
Henry Eliot, Esq., gentleman, of Somerset, 

Eng., b. 1550 (m. 1575, Alice , d. Dec. 

15, 1590); son of Thomas Eliot, gentleman, 
of Somerset and Devon, Eng., b. about 1525, 
d. June 3, 1597, at East Coker, Somerset; 
arms, azure, on a bend engrailed a baton, 
or; mottoes, Per Saxa per ignes, Fortiter et 
Recte; crest, a hand, couped at the wrist, 
in armor, holding a cutlass in bend. 

E SLING, CHARLES HENRY 
AUGUSTINE of Philadelphia, Pa., 
grad. St. Joseph's Jesuit College of Phila- 
delphia, 1863, LL. B. University of Penn- 
sylvania, 1882, lawyer, lecturer, essayist. 



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poet, special envoy to the Holy See from 
the Primate and Catholic laity of the United 
States, at the Golden Episcopal Jubilee of 
Pope Pius IX, 1877, founder and first vice- 
president of De Sales Institute (Catholic 
Club) of Philadelphia, 1870, co-founder and 
first president of Pegasus, Poets Club of 
Philadelphia, 1884, one of the original 
organizers and first vice-president of the 
American Catholic Historical Society, the 
parent organization of its kind in the United 
States, 1884, b. Jan. 21, 1845, unmarried; 
only son of Joseph Jeremiah of Philadel- 
phia, b. May 9, i8i3(m. Nov. 30, 1843, Mary 
Anna, dau. of Jacob and Catherine Hola- 
han), member of the Franklin Institute of 
Philadelphia, d. Feb. 5, 1874; eldest son of 
Nicholas 2d, of Philadelphia, b. Oct. 17, 
1786 (m. 1807, Catherine, dau. of Jeremiah 
Hornketh of Philadelphia), city comm'r 5th 
district of Philadelphia, 1813, "assistant" 
to committee for defense of Philadelphia 
and auxiliary superintendent of the erection 
of the fortifications, 1814, health officer of 
the Port of Philadelphia from Jan. 31, 1817- 
19, harbor-master March 21, 1836-39, d. 1845; 
eldest son of Nicholas 1st, of Philadelphia, 

b. (m. Nov. 27, 1784, Catherine, dau. 

of Henry Snyder), a soldier of the Revolu- 
tion, an escaped prisoner from the British 
lines at New York, a subscriber to the oath 
of allegiance to the State government of 
Pennsylvania after the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence, mem. of " The Friendly Society," 
1795, one of the earliest pew-holders of St. 
Mary's R. C. Church, Philadelphia, and 
trustee of that church, 1799-1883, an 
original subscriber to and pew-holder in 
St. Augustine's R. C. Church, Philadelphia, 
1800, d. Dec. 1803; eldest son of John 
Paul of Philadelphia, a native of the Pala- 
tinate, b. circa, 1725, came to America with 
his father, 1740 (m. Aug. 4, 1746, at German- 
town, Pa., to Anna Christina Bittenbender, 
said to have been the dau. of the Burgo- 
master of the city of Darmstadt, and who 
with his brothers was among the early set- 
tlers of Northhampton county, Pa., her two 
brothers being massacred by the Indians), 
one of the original subscribers to St. Mary's 
R. C. Church, Philadelphia, 1758, one of 
its incorporators, 1788, and one of its 



original trustees, 1788-98, also one of the 
original trustees of the Holy Trinity German 
R. C. school-house property, 1788, a tanner 
and learned his trade under Nagle of Ger- 
mantown, a prominent citizen of Philadel- 
phia, 1758-98, he established his sons in 
the brickmaking business and created an 
extensive reputation in that industry, d. 
Sept. 18, 1798; supposed to have been the 
second son of John George, b. circa, 1692, 
a native of the Palatinate-on-the-Rhine, who 
arrived at Philadelphia in the ship Loyal 
Judith, Nov. 25, 1740, settled first at Ger- 
mantown, afterward at Philadelphia. His 
wife's Christian name was Mary Magdalen, 
his children were Peter, John Paul, Nicho- 
las, Eve married to Phillip Schilling, Mary 
Magdalen married to Emmanuel Ohms, 
member of St. Joseph's R. C. Church, Phila- 
delphia, 1741, d. , buried according 

to tradition in the site of what is now Wash- 
ington Square, Philadelphia. 

FOWLER, ROBERT LUDLOW, B. L., 
Columbia College, b. April 15, 1849, 
at Newburgh, Orange county, N. Y. (m. 
Julia Groesbeck, dau. of Hon. William S. 
Groesbeck, LL. D., of Ohio, and a grand- 
dau. of Hon. Jacob Burnet, M. A., senator 
in congress, and a great granddau. of Hon. 
William Burnet, M. A., member of Conti- 
nental Congress), and THOMAS POWELL 
FOWLER, B. L., Columbia College, b. Oct. 
26, 1852, at Newburgh, Orange county, N. 
Y., residence New York (m. April 26, 1876, 
Isabella Dunning, dau. of Benjamin F. 
Dunning, Esq., A. B., Union College of 
New York, N. Y.), and JACOB SEBRING 
FOWLER, b. Jan. 5, 1854, at Newburgh, 
Orange county, N. Y., d. Feb. 21, 1882, in 
Florida; son of Isaac Sebring Fowler of 
New York city, b. Dec. 5, 1822, at New- 
burgh, N. Y. (married Sept. 7, 1847, 
Mary Ludlow Powell of Newburgh, N. Y., 
dau. of Robert Ludlow Powell, by Louisa 
Orso, his wife); youngest son of Caleb 
Fowler of Newburgh, N. Y., b. Feb. 5, 
1775, at Newburgh, N. Y., d. March 8, 1826, 
at Newburgh, N. Y. (m. Aug. 28, 1798, 
Catherine Sebring. dau. of Isaac Sebring of 
the Province of New York); eldest son of 
Isaac Fowler, Jr., of Newburgh, N. Y., b. 



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April 30, 1746, at Newburgh, N. Y., d. 1793, 
at Newburgh, N. Y. (m. 1771, in the Prov- 
ince of New York, Glorianah Merritt, dau. 
of Caleb Merritt, b. July 7, 1758, d. May 2, 
1791); only son of Isaac Fowler, Sr., of 
Newburgh, N. Y., b. 1715, at Flushing, L. I. 
(N. Y.), d. 1787, at Newburgh, N. Y. (m. 
1740, in the Province of New York, Mar- 
garett Theall, dau. of Charles Theall, and 
great granddau. of Capt. Joseph Theall); 
second son of John Fowler of Newburgh, 
N. Y., b. 1686, at Flushing, Long Island, 
N. Y., d. 1768, at Newburgh, N. Y. (m. 

Abigail , and had eight children born 

in the Province of New York); second son 
of William Fowler of Flushing, Long 
Island, b. 1660, at East Chester, N. Y., d. 
1714 (m. Mary Thorne, dau. of John Thome 
of the Province of New York), will proved 
May 25, 1714; second son of Henry Fowler 
of Mamaroneck, N. Y., b. in England, d. 
Oct. 1704, at East Chester, N. Y. (m. Abi- 
gail , had five children), will proved, 

1704; second son of William Fowler of 
New Haven, Conn., and Milford, Conn., b. 
in England, d. 1660 (m. in England, his 
children were born in England prior to his 
emigration from that country). He arrived 
in Boston, from London, England, June 
26, 1637, and is known historically as the 
first magistrate of New Haven, where, being 
one of the few emigrants who had received 
a classical education, he soon became a 
man of distinction. 

FRANCIS, JOHN M., of Troy. N. Y., 
senior proprietor and editor Troy 
Daily Times, member State Constitutional 
Convention, 1867-8, U. S. Minister resident 
to Greece, 1871-4, to Portugal, 1882-4, and 
Minister Plenipotentiary to Austria-Hun- 
gary, 1884-5, b. March 6, 1823 (m. Oct. 8, 
1847, Harriet Elizabeth Tucker and had 
Charles S. Francis, grad. Cornell Univer- 
sity, 1877, was six years on 3d div. staff N. 
G., S. N. Y., first as captkin and aid-de- 
camp, and afterward lieutenant-colonel and 
inspector, was aid-de-camp with rank of 
colonel on Gov. Cornell's staff, 1880-3, 
and now junior proprietor and general 
manager of the Troy Daily Times); sixth son 
of Richard, b. April 3, 1761, at Llyssyfran, 



Pembrokeshire, South Wales, d. Feb. 13, 
1845, at Plattsburgh, Steuben county, N. Y. 
(m. April 4, 1804, Mary Stewart, b. Feb. 22, 
1784, at Litchfield, Conn.), emigrated to the 
United States in 1798, settled in Frankfort, 
Herkimer county, N. Y., was engineer and 
surveyor, served as justice of the peace, 
removed to Plattsburgh, Steuben county, 
N. Y., in 181 5; son of John of Llyssyfran, 
Wales, b. Jan. 12, 1726; son of Richard, 
d. March 10, 1767. 

a AGE, FREDERICK HEALEY, b.Oct. 
20, 1874, at Boston, Mass.; son of 
Frederick Johnson Gage of Boston, 
Mass., member of the firm of Boyd, Leeds 
& Co., wholesale grocers, b. Sept. 12, 1843, 
at Boscawen, N. H. (m. March 11, 1868, 
Harriet A. Morse); and Isaac William 
Gage, b. Sept. I, 1861, at Boscawen, N. H., 
d. Dec. 17, 1880, at Boscawen, N. H.; sons 
of Isaac Kimball Gage of Boscawen, N. 
H., b. Oct. 27, i8i8, at Boscawen, N. H. 
(m. Oct. 27, 1842, Susan G., dau. of Reuben 
Johnson), obtained his education at the dis- 
trict school and one year at Franklin and 
Boscawen academies. In 1841 he succeeded 
Jeremiah Kimball as partner in trade with 
Luther G. Johnson, in Fishersville, in the 
store opposite his present residence, he re- 
mained in trade till 1850, when, desiring a 
more active and profitable employment, he 
moved to Lawrence, Mass., and entered the 
service of the Essex Company. In 1852, 
upon the organization of the first city gov- 
ernment, he was elected to the common 
council, and in 1853 was president of that 
body, returning to Boscawen in 1854, he 
became one of the firm of Gage, Porter & 
Co., in the manufacture of saws, which he 
carried on until 1882, when he sold out, he 
has frequently been chosen to fill offices in 
town, was treasurer of the New England 
Agricultural Society, 1865-69, was member 
of the convention to revise the Constitution 
of New Hampshire in 1876, honorary de- 
gree of master of arts was conferred on him 
by the trustees of Dartmouth College, June 
29, 1876, secretary of the trustees and mem- 
ber of the executive committee of the New 
Hampshire Orphans' Home many years; 
son of William Hazeltine of Boscawen, 



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N. H., b. March 21, 1791, at Sanbornton, 
N. H,, d. Sept. 26, 1872 (m. ist, Jan. 25, 1814, 
Molly B., dau. of Bradbury Morrison, 
mother of Isaac K., 2nd, Sarah Sargent), 
moved to Boscawen, N. H.; son of TliaU- 
deus of Franklin, N. H., b. April 17, 1754, 
at Bradford, N. H., d. May n, 1845, at 
Franklin, N. H. (m. ist, Nov. 30, 1775, Abi- 
gail Merrill, the mother of W. H., 2nd, July 
29, 1790, Molly Bean), moved from Bradford 
to Sanbornton, N. H., settling in what is 
now Franklin; youngest son of Moses of 
Bradford, Mass., b. May i, 1706 (m. April 
12, 1733, Mary Hazeltine); youngest son of 
Dauiel of Bradford, Mass., b. March 2, 
1676, d. March 14, 1747 (m. Martha Bur- 
bank), established the well-known " Gages " 
or Upper Ferry on the Merrimack river, 
where the old " Gage House " now stands; 
eldest son of Dauiel of Bradford, Mass., d. 
Nov. 8, 1705 (m. May 3, 1675, Sarah Kim- 
ball); second son of John Gage (m. ist, 

Anna , 2nd, Sarah, widow of Robert 

Keyes of Stoneham, Suffolk, England), 
came to America with John Winthrop, Jr., 
son of Gov. Winthrop, and landed at Salem, 
June 12, 1630, one of the ten original pro- 
prietors of Ipswich, Mass., removed to 
Rowley in 1664, d. 1673; he was the second 
son of Sir John Gage, Bart., of Stoneham, 
Suffolk, who married Penelope, widow of 
Sir George Trenchard, d. Oct. 3, 1633; 
nephew of John Gage, Esq., of Sussex; 
eldest son of Sir Edward Gage, Knight of 
the reign of Queen Mary (m. Elizabeth 
Parker); eldest son of Sir John Gage, 
Knight, knighted May 22, 1541 (m. Philippa 
Guilderford); son of William Gage, Esq., 
b. 1456 (m. Agnes Bolney); son of Sir John 
Gage (m. Eleanor St. Clere), knighted, 1454, 
d. Sept. 30, i486; son of John Gage (m. 
Joan Sudgrove); son of John Gage of 1408. 
The family is of Norman extraction and 
derive their descent from De Gaga or De 
Gauga, or Gage, who, in 1066, erected a seat 
at Clarenwell in Gloucestershire, in the time 
of William the Conqueror. 

n ARRISON, JOSEPH F., M. D.. D. D., 

Vi of Camden, N. J., a physician at 
Swedesboro, N. J., 1845-55, entered minis- 
try of Episcopal Church, 185$, rector of St. 



Paul's Church, Camden, N. J., 1855-84, 
elected to and accepted the Moorhead Pro- 
fessor of Liturgies and Canon Law in P. E. 
Divinity School of Philadelphia, Pa., 1884 
(children C. G. Garrison, William H. Garri- 
son, L. M. Garrison and J. Lea Garrison); 
son of Charles, who for over fifty years 
practiced medicine at Swedesboro; son of 
William, a captain in the New Jersey 
Volunteersduringthe warof the Revolution, 
and with his company was sent to join 
Washington's army after the return from 
Long Island. His son William was a sur- 
geon in the army and died in camp at Tom's 
River, N. J. His other children were Ruth 
(m. Nathan Leake), Edmund, George and 
Amos. The first settler came from Eng- 
land to Lynn, Mass.; some of his descend- 
ants removed to Long Island, thence to 
Cumberland county, N. J. 

alLLETTE, JOHN W. of CatskiU 
Station (town of Greenport), N. Y.,b. 
March 9, i860, at Philadelphia, Pa.; son of 
JOHN E. GILLETTE of Catskill Station, 
N. Y., b. Oct. 4, 1828 (m. Sarah A. Westfield); 
son of Ely H. of Colchester, Conn., b. Oct. 
6, 1794, d. 1863 (m. Mary Williams); son of 
Ely of Colchester, Conn., b. May 14, 1767, 
d. Dec. II, 1846 (in. Phoebe Hall); son of 
Aaron of Colchester, Conn., b. May 23, 
1732, d. Jan. 19, 1786 (m. Anna Pratt); son 
of Jonathan of Colchester, Conn., b. June 
28, 1685, d. Jan. 3, 1755 (m. Sarah Ely); 
son of Josiah of Windsor, Conn., b. or bp. 
July 14, 1650, d. Oct. 29, 1736. His wife was 
Joanna Taintor; they moved to Colchester, 
Conn., in 1702. Josiah was the son of 
Jonathan and Mary, who are supposed to 
have been born in Dorchester, England, 
came to this country in the ship A/ary &• 
John in 1630, with the company and church 
of which Rev. Jno. Warham was pastor, 
they settled in Dorchester, Mass., but after 
a time moved to Windsor, Conn., where 
Jonathan died Aug. 23, 1677, and Mary, 
his wife, Jan. 5, 1685. The family is 
Huguenot. 

&ILLETT, PHILIP G. of Jacksonville, 
111., b. 1833, grad. Asbury Uni- 
versity, Green Castle, Ind. (m. 1855, Ellen 
Phipps), appointed in 1858 principal of 



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Illinois State Institute for Deaf and Dumb, 
at Jacksonville, 111., which position he has 
since held and now holds, for three years 
member of the International Sunday School 
Lesson Committee; and FRANCIS G. 
GILLETT, b. 1837, grad. Asbury Uni- 
versity, Green Castle, Ind. (m. 1859, Hes- 
ter Conner), appointed assistant paymaster 
U. S. navy during the war, d. 1876, of 
yellow fever, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 
while stationed as paymaster there; and 
SIMEON PALMER GILLETT, b. Nov. 
2, 1840, appointed midshipman at the U. S. 
Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., Sept. 
20, 1856, grad. June, i860, and was ordered 
to the East India squadron, where he was 
serving on board the Dacotah at the break- 
ing out of the war, was then ordered home 
with the ship, served during the entire 
period of the war at the naval academy 
and on the blockade from Appalachee Bay, 
Fla., to Richmond, Va., was in at the sur- 
render of Savannah, Charleston, Fort 
Fisher, and went with the advance into 
Richmond on the staff of Admiral William 
Radford, was for the following three years 
in command of the battalion of cadets at 
the U. S. Naval Academy, 1869-71 served 
for two years in the European fleet, and 
resigned as lieutenant commander Dec. 30, 
1871 (m. Dec. 21, 1865, Ann Grace Lowry), 
after resignation went into the banking 
business, in 1874 organized the Citizens' 
Nat. Bank at Evansville, Ind., and is now 
president of the same; and OMER T. 
GILLETT, b. 1845, grad. of Asbury Uni- 
versity, Green Castle, Ind., served as pri- 
vate in the war, afterward studied medi- 
cine and practiced his profession (m. 1871, 
Mary Brokenshire, now a resident of 
Colorado Springs, Col.); sons of Rev. 
Samuel Trumbull Grillett of Indianapo- 
lis, Ind., b. Feb. 19, 1809, at the old Gillett 
homestead, Chenango Valley, N. Y. (m. 
1831, Harriet Ann Goode, at Madison, 
Ind.), appointed midshipman U. S. navy, 
1826, resigned 1837 and was appointed 
chaplain in the U. S. navy, resigned 1840, 
and has been in the Methodist ministry 
since, was one of the engineers surveying 
the first railroad in Indiana; son of Simeon 
Gillett of Chenango Valley, N. Y., b. 



Sept. 15, 1769, d. June 18, 1818, at Fort 
Harrison, Ind. (m. ist, Hannah Rees, 2nd, 
Salome Smith Palmer), was one of the 
largest manufacturers in Western New 
York previous to going west; son of 
Simeon Gillett of Connecticut and New 
York, b. Oct. 16, 1744 (old style), at Win- 
tonburg, now Bloomfield, Conn.,d. Jan. 17, 
1796 (new style), at Eaton, N. Y. (m. May 
20, 1762, Rebecca Andrews); son of Jonah 
Gillett of Windsor and Wintonburg, 
Conn., b. at Windsor, Conn., d. May 21, 
1782, and was buried in the Old Winton- 
burg burial place, now Bloomfield, Conn, 
(m. Haskins); son of Thomas Gil- 
lett of Windsor or Wintonburg, Conn., 

b. May 31, 1678, d. June 11, (m. ist, 

Nov. 21, 1700, Martha Mills, 2nd, Feb. 26, 
1704, Hannah Clark); son of Johnathan 
Gillett of Windsor, Conn. (m. ist, April 
23, 1661, Mary Kelsey, 2nd, Dec. 14, 1687, 
Miriam Dibble); son of Johnathan Gil- 
lett of England and Massachusetts and 
Connecticut, d. Aug. 23, 1677, at Windsor, 
Conn. Johnathan Gillett and his brother 
Nathan came to America in the ship Mary 
and John in 1630 and settled in Dorchester, 
Mass., but removed in 1635 with his chil- 
dren, Cornelius, Johnathan and Mary, to 
Windsor, Conn., where Anna, Joseph, 
Samuel, Abigail, Jeremiah and Josias were 
born. The crew of the Mary and John, 
says old Colonial History, were " Good 
men and true." 

alLMAN, ARTHUR of Cambridge, 
Mass., projector of the Institution for 
the Collegiate Instruction of Women by 
professors of Harvard College, familiarly 
known as " The Harvard Annex," editor of 
the first American edition of the complete 
poetical works of Geoffrey Chaucer, author 
of "The John Oilman Genealogy," "A 
History of the American People," and other 
works, b. June 22, 1837, at Alton, 111. (m. 
ist, Amy Cooke Ball of Lee, Mass., 2nd, 
Stella Houghton Scott of Tuscaloosa, Ala,); 
WINTHROP SARGENT OILMAN of 
Niederhiirst, Palisades, N. Y., b. Sept. 28, 
1839, at Alton, III. (m. Oct. 23, 1861, Anna 
Canfield Park), has always been a banker in 
New York city; THEODORE OILMAN, b. 



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21 



Jan. 2, 1841, at Alton, 111. (m. Oct. 22, 1863, 
Elizabeth Drinker Paxson), has always been 
a banker in New York city; BENJAMIN 
IVES OILMAN, b. Feb. 19, 1852, in New 
York city, B. A., Williams College, 1872, 
M. A., same college, fellow of Johns-Hop- 
kins University, student in France, Ger- 
many and Italy for some years; sons of Win- 
throp Sargent (oilman, b. March 28, 1808, 
at Marietta, Ohio, pursued his studies in 
Philadelphia, began business life in New 
York city, continued it, after 1829, for some 
years at Alton, 111. (m. Dec. 4, 1834, at Car- 
rollton, 111., Abia Swift Lippincott), removed 
(after the murder of Rev. E. P. Lovejoy, 
martyr for the cause of the liberty of un- 
licensed printing, whose press Mr. Oilman 
protected) to St. Louis, and afterward re- 
turned to New York city, where he was for 
years a banker, d. Oct. 3, 1884, at his 
country place, Heyhoe, Palisades, N. Y., 
was prominent in connection with the Presb. 
Church, for which, as chairman of a com- 
mittee, he raised a memorial fund of seven 
million dollars, contributed to the press on 
subjects of public interest many articles of 
weight; son of Benjamin Ives Grilman 
of Marietta, Ohio, Philadelphia, Pa., and 
New York city, b. July 29, 1766, at Exeter, 
N. H. (m. Feb., 1790, Hannah Robbins 
of Plymouth, Mass., a descendant of the 
Rev. John Prince of Berkshire, England, 
and relative of the families of Hinkley, 
Hale, Ives, Bethune, Le Baron, etc.), edu- 
cated at Phillips Academy, Exeter, N. H., 
clerk of the court of common pleas of Wash- 
ington county, Ohio, member of the con- 
vention which framed the Constitution of 
the State of Ohio, in 1802, business man in 
Philadelphia, Pa., and New York ; son of 
Joseph Gilman of Exeter, N. H., and 
Marietta, Ohio, b. May 5, 1738, at Exeter, 
N. H., d. May 14, 1806 (m. ist, Jane Tyler 
of Boston, Mass., 2nd, Sept. 22, 1763, 
Rebecca Ives of Beverly, Mass.), began 
business in Boston, was member of Com- 
mittee of Safety of New Hampshire, and 
chairman of it during the Revolution, was 
treasurer of the county of Rockingham, 
1716, and justice of the peace, was at dif- 
ferent times senator and member of the 
governor's council, removed to Ohio in 



1788, with the Ohio Company, was justice 
of the peace, judge of probate, judge of the 
court of common pleas, and was appointed 
by President Washington, United States 
Circuit Judge for the Northwestern Terri- 
tory; son of Nicholas Gilman of Exeter 
and Durham, N. H., b. Jan. 18, 1707-8, d. 
April 13, 1748 (m. Oct. 22, 1730, Mary Thing), 
A. B., Harvard College, 1724, M. A., 1727, 
pastor of the church at Durham, from 1742 
to death, friend of the Rev. John Whitefield 
and Sir Wm. Pepperell; son of Nicholas 
Oilman of Exeter, N. H., b. Dec. 26, 1672, 
d. March 10, 1749 i^- June 10, 1697, Sarah 
Clark of Newbury, N. H.), was judge of the 
superior court, gentleman of property; son 
of John Oilman of Exeter, N. H., b. Jan. 
10, 1624, at Hingham, Norfolk, England, d. 
July 24, 1708, at Exeter, N. H. (m. June 
20, 1657, Elizabeth Treworgye), came to 
America with his father, prominent officer in 
town and State, a royal councillor under the 
colonial government, member and speaker 
of the house of representatives; he received 
large grants of land himself, and in 1727 the 
region about Gilmanton, N. H., was granted 
to his family for services rendered in wars 
with the Indians; son of Edward Oilman of 
Hingham, Norfolk, England, b. 1587 or 
1588(7), d. June 22, 1681, at Exeter, N. H. 
(m. June 3, 1614, Mary Clark), emigrated to 
America, 1638. settled at and named Hing- 
ham, Msss., removed to Exeter, N. H., in 
1641 Plymouth Colony granted him a tract 
eight miles square, now called Rehoboth, 
Mass. ; son of Robert Oilman of Caston. 
Norfolk, England, bp. July 10, 1559, at 
Caston, England, buried March 6, 1631, at 
Caston, England; son of Edward Oilman 
of Caston, Norfolk, England (m. June 22, 
1550, Rose Rysse of Caston, England), will 
dated Feb. 5, 1573, proved July 7, 1573. 
Had a mansion house and other estates 
which he left to his eldest son John, and 
his three other sons and five daughters. 

&OODE, GEOROE BROWN, of Wash- 
ington, D. C, grad. Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, 1870, Ph. D., Indiana University, 
1875, assistant secretary Smithsonian Insti- 
tution, in charge of U. S. Nat. Museum, U. 
S. Com. of Fisheries, U. S. Comm'r to 



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Int'l Fisheries Exhibition at Berlin, 1880, 
and to Int'l Fisheries Exhibition at Lon- 
don, 1883, author of Game Fishes of U. S. , 
Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the 
U. S., American Fishes, Virginia Cousins, 

etc., etc., b. Feb. 13, 1851 (m. , 1877, 

Sarah Ford Judd, dau. of Orange Judd, 
desc. from Thomas Judd, b. 1608, came to 
Cambridge, Mass., 1633-4, also Lewis, 
Curtis, Hopkins, Dickens, Dike, Wright, 
Tybbot, Dolliver and Ehvell families, all in 
New England before 1700), and Sarah 
Lamsar Ford, his wife, daughter of Thomas 
Ford, sometime alderman of Coventry, 
England, who came to Boston about 1800; 
son of Francis Collier Goode (brothers, 
Dr. Samuel M., Rev. William H., Hon. 
Patrick G.) of Cincinnati, O., b. Aug. 28,' 
1811 (rn. May 7, 1850, Sarah Woodruff 
Crane, dau. of Israel Cooper Crane of New 
Albany, Ind. — desc. in 7th generation from 
Jasper Crane, b. 1600-1605, came to Massa- 
chusetts and New Haven before 1639, 
founder of Newark colony, and from 
Swaine, Cooper, Runyon, Blackford, and 
Cross families, all in America before 1735 — 
and Hannah Lyon, desc. from the Lyons 
and Frazees of Northern New Jersey, 
where they settled before 1700), pioneer 
settler of Northern Indiana ; son of 
Philip (xOOde of WaynesviUe, O. (broth- 
ers, Burwell, Samuel (of Texas) Gaines, 
Henry J.), b. March 15, 1771, d. Sept. 24, 
1824 (m. May 7, 1793, Rebekah Hayes, 
dau. of Richard Hayes, planter, of Amelia 
county, Va,, desc. in 6th generation from 
Richard Hayes, planter, of Isle of Wight 
county, Va., 1642 (Henning's Statutes, L, 
p. 247), early anti-slavery Virginian, friend 
and neighbor of Patrick Henry, in Char- 
lotte county, Va., pioneer settler of West- 
ern Ohio, 1805; son of Samuel Goode of 
Charlotte county, Va. (brothers, Robert, 
Philip, Mackarnen), b. 1742, d. before 
1796 (m. 1770, Mary Collier, dau. of John 

Collier — son of John and (Gaines) 

Collier of Little York, Va., desc. from the 
Colliers of " Darleston," Staffordshire — 
and Elizabeth (?) Meredith of a Welsh 
family, established in Virginia early in the 
17th century), planter, one of the earliest 
members of the Methodist Episcopal 



church in America, 1772; son of Samuel 
Goode of Prince Edward county, Va., 
wealthy planter (brothers, Samuel, William, 
Philip, Mackarnen, Edward, John), b. 
about 1700, d. August, 1796 (m. Miss 
Burwell, granddau. of Maj. Lewis Burwell 
of "Fairfield," desc. from the "ancient 
family of the Burwells of the counties of 
Bedford and Northampton," b. 1626, came 
to Virginia, m. Lucy, dau. of Capt. Robert 
Higginson, and, it is supposed, Martha, 
dau. of John Lear, secretary of the Coun- 
cil of Virginia); son of Samuel Goode of 
" Winepeck," Henrico county, Va. (broth- 
ers, Robert, John, Thomas, Joseph), b. 
about 1659, d. 1735 (m. Martha Jones, dau. 
of Samuel Jones, pioneer, living, 1716, in 
Henrico county, Va., and granddau. of a 
Welsh immigrant), pioneer settler near 
present site of Richmond, Va., engaged in 
early Indian wars; son of John Goode of 
"Whitby," Henrico (now Chesterfield) 
county, Va., b. 1620-30, probably in the 
north of Cornwall, d. 1709 (m. before 
1660, Martha Mackarnen, in Barbadoes, 
whose father was a pioneer settler and 
planter in Barbadoes, of a Scotch family 
which, about 1650, became established in 
Southern England), probably a Royalist 
soldier, came to Barbadoes prior to 1659 
and to Virginia 1659-60, was a neighbor and 
friend of "Bacon, the Rebel," and with 
him in his Indian wars of 1676, ancestor of 
at least 6,000 people now living, and of a 
hundred or more Confederate soldiers 
killed in battle; son of Richard Goode of 
Cornwall, England ; son of Richard 
Goode of "Whitsbury" and "Whitley," 
in Cornwall, b. 1560, and Joan Downe; 
son of Richard Goode of " Whitley" (who, 
at the herald's visitations of 1620, was head 
of the Cornish branch of the Goode family, 
and traced back eight generations to Rich- 
ard Gode, who flourished in the fourteenth 
century (Harleian MSS., 1079, fol. 224 b.), 
and Isabell Penhevill, desc. from numer- 
ous Cornish families, and through the 
DeMohunys from Saxon Kings of Eng- 
land and Queen Margaret of Scotland, and 
by double lives through Tregarthian and 
Vallebert from William the Conqueror. 
Family traditions and documents. 



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GORDON, JAMES FRISBY,b. Sept. 15, 
1807, at Chestertown, Md., d. Feb., 
1883, at Ilchester, Md., clerk of Kent Co., 
Md., 1852-58, judge of orphans' court of 
Howard county, 1869-75 (m. Dec. 7, 1832, 
Sarah M. Tate, and had ch. : z, Joseph Nich- 
olson, b. Oct. 16, 1832, ni. Jan. 28, 1863, 
Isabel Mary Mewburn and had Frank Mew- 
burn, b. Oct. II, 1864, and Arthur, b. Sept. 
I, 1872, ii, Annie Louise, b. June 13, 1836, 
m. July 28, 1864, Dr. William Stimpson of 
Mass., b. Feb. 14, 1831, d. May 26, 1872, 
naturalist to the North Pacific Exploring 
Expedition under Comm. Ringold and 
Rogers, director of the Chicago Academy 
of Sciences, and had William Gordon, M. 
D., b. April 24, 1865, Herbert Baird, b. 
Jan. 31,1869), and JOSEPH NICHOLSON 
GORDON, b. March 13, 1818 (m. Aug. 23, 
1837, Mary M. Seckle and had z, Hannah, 
m. James Edwards Holmead who had one 
child, Alfred, ii, Mary Elizabeth, Hi, Caro- 
line Ada, iv, Charles, m. Harriet Cunning- 
ham, V, Kate Virginia); sons of Joseph 
Nicholson, M. D., of Chestertown, Md., 
clerk of Kent county, Md., for about twenty- 
five years, b. Oct. 9, 1775, d. April 28, 1849 
(m. Nov. I, 1804, Mary Frisby, b. March 23, 
1779, and had z, Anna Elizabeth, b. Aug. 
10, 1805, d. Jan. 30, 1844, m. Nov. 29, 1831, 
James B. Ricaud and had one child, Mary 
R., b. March 13, 1833, ii, Caroline Rebecca, 
b. Feb. 28, 1811, d. March 24, 1842, m. 
Nov. 29, 1838, Dr. L. M. Ricaud and had 
one child, Charles Gordon, b. Sept. 16, 1859, 
Hi, James, see above, iv, Charles, b. Dec. 
16, 1808, d. May 23, 1838, v, Joseph Nich- 
olson, see above); son of Charles of Aber- 
deen, Scotland, b. Dec. 11, 1721, d. Oct. 
24, 1786, at Chestertown, Md. (m. ist, Alice 
George and had one child, Mary, who m. 
Capt. Veasey, m. 2nd, Dec. 26, 1764, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Col. Joseph N. Nicholson of 
Chestertown, Md., and had /, Hannah who 
m. James McClean and had one child, James 
Gordon, ii, Elizabeth Ann who m. Judge 
Worrell, Hi, Anna Maria who was second 
wife of Judge Worrell, iv, John, v, Charles, 
midshipman, Jan. 24, 1799, lieut., Jan. t6, 
1800, commander, April 25, 1806, captain, 
March 2, 1813, d. in 1817 from a wound 
received in a duel with Senator Hanson of 



Maryland, presented with a sword by the 
State of Maryland for gallantry at Tripoli, 
monument erected to him at Messina by 
his brother officers, vi, Sarah Nicholson, 
vii, Alice, viii, Joseph Nicholson, see 
above), lieut. in Lord Ogilvie's regt., sur- 
rendered at Carlisle Castle, Dec. 30, 1745, 
condemned for high treason, Oct. 11, 1746, 
banished to America about 1747, settled 
in Cecil county, Md., afterward in Kent 
county, Md.; son of Patrick of Binhall, 
Aberdeen, Scotland, b. 1682, d. March 22, 
1761 (m. Jan. 25, 1713, Ann, dau. of Wil- 
liam Hay of Rothmay, b. Jan. 19, 1689, d. 
1730, and had i, Elizabeth, b. Sept. 14, 1764, 
«, Patrick, b. Nov. 18, 1715, d. March 8, 
1720, Hi, John, b. May 13, 1717, iv, Ann, 
b. Feb. 18, 1789, V, Charles, see above, vi, 
Alexander, b. Aug. 13, 1724, d. Dec, 1780, 
vii, James, b. Nov. 8, 1728); son of Sir 
John Gordon, a descendant of Richard 
de Gordon, knight banneret, who in 1150 
granted the monks of Kelso lands at Gor 
don, near Huntley Strather. 

GREENOUGH, WILLIAM WHIT- 
WELL of Boston, b. June 25, 1818, 
grad. Harvard University, 1837 (m. June 
15, 1841, Catherine Scollay, dau. of Charles 
Pelham Curtis), president trustees of the 
public library of the city of Boston since 
1866 (sons, ist, WILLIAM GREEN- 
OUGH, b. June 29, 1843, at Cambridge, 
grad. Harvard University, 1863 (m. April 
26, 1871, Alice Mary Patterson of New 
York city), merchant and manufacturer in 
New York city; 2nd, CHARLES PEL- 
HAM GREENOUGH, b. July 29, 1844, 
at Cambridge, grad. Harvard University, 
1864 (m. June 11, 1874, Mary Dwight Vose 
of Boston), counselor-at-law, Boston; 3d, 
MALCOLM SCOLLAY GREENOUGH, 
b. Aug. 3, 1848, at Cambridge, grad. Har- 
vard University, 1868 (m. June 20, 1872, 
Lizzie Tiffany of Worcester, Mass.), engi- 
neer, Boston; son of William Greenough 
of Boston, b. Sept. 14, 1792, at Newton, 
Mass., d. Jan. 17, 1874, at Boston (m. Aug. 
23, 1S17, Sarah, dau. of John Gardner, 
Esq., of Leominster, Mass.), merchant, 
Boston; son of Rev. William Greenough 
of Newton, Mass., b. June 29, 1756, at 



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Boston, d. Nov. 7, 1831, at Newton (m. 
ist, June I, 1785, Abigail, dau. of Rev. 
Stephen Badger of Natick, 2nd, May 22, 
1798, Lydia, dau. of John Haskins of 
Boston); son of Deacoii Thomas (xreen- 
ou^h of Boston, b. May 6, 1710, at Boston, 
d. Aug. 10, 1785 (m. ist, May 9, 1734, 
Martha, dau. of William Clark of Boston, 
2nd, May 24, 1750, Sarah, dau. of David 
Stoddard of Boston); son of John Green- 
OUgh of Boston, b. Oct. 17, 1672, at Bos- 
ton, d. 1732 at Boston (m. Oct. 18, 1693, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Gross of Bos- 
ton) ; son of William Greenough of Bos- 
ton, b. 1640 in the west of England, d. 
Aug. 6, 1693, at Boston (m. ist, Oct. 10, 
1660, Ruth, dau. of Thomas Swift, 2nd, 
1680, Elizabeth, dau. of Edward Rains- 
ford, 3rd, Nov. 29, 1688, Sarah Shove of 
Chelmsford), a noted shipbuilder. Public 
records and family bibles, comprising part 
of the genealogy of the Greenough family 
in New England, in possession of W. W. G. 

&URLEY, LEWIS E., Troy, N. Y., b. 
Dec. 30, 1826 (m. Oct. 28, 1858, Olive 
E. Barnes, 2nd, Aug. 21, 1878, A. Louise 
Brown), grad. Union College, Schenectady, 
185 r, was school com'r at Troy for twelve 
years, since engaged in manufacture of 
engineer's instruments with his son Wil- 
liam F. Gurley, a grad. of Williams Col- 
lege, 1882, and WILLIAM GURLEY, 
Troy, grad. Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., 
1839, alderman, fire commissioner, mem- 
ber of assembly, 1867, b, March 16, 1821, 
d. Jan. II, 1887 (m. at Troy, June 24, 1847, 
Maria R. Kenney, and has son Louis W. 
Gurley of Troy, a grad. of Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute, 1882) ; sons of 
Ephraim, b. at Mansfield, Ct., March 4, 
1789, d. at Troy, Feb. 7, 1829 (m. at Wil- 
lington. Conn., 1812, Clarissa Sharp), was 
an iron founder in 1818 at Troy, the first 
in that place. 

HALL, THEODORE PARSONS of De- 
troit, Mich., grad. Yale College, 1856, 
studied law in Binghamton, N. Y., 1857, 
cashier State Bk. of Mich., i860, commis- 
sion grain and shipping business, 1863, re- 
tired, 1880, author Genealogical Notes and 
various historical sketches, b. Rocky Hill, 



Conn., Dec. 15, 1835 (m. Jan. 11, i860, Al- 
exandrine Louise Godefroy, dau. of Pierre 
son of Gabriel, son of Jacques, a founder 
of Detroit, 1701); third son of Samuel 
Holden Parsons of Binghamton, N. Y., 
State senator, 1846-1848, b. in Middletown, 
Conn., June 28, 1804, d. in Binghamton, 
March 5, 1877 (m. 1826, Emeline Mehetable 
Bulkeley of Rocky Hill, dau. of Charles, 
son of Charles, son of Charles, son of Ed- 
ward, son of Gershom, son of Rev. Peter, 
founder of Concord, Mass., 1635); second 
son of William Brenton of Middletown, 
grad. Yale College, 1786, M. D., 1787, 
treasurer State Med. Soc, 1799, d. in 
Middletown, 1809, b. in Meriden, Conn., 
May 31, 1764 (m. 1796, Mehetable, dau. 
of Major-General Samuel Holden Par- 
sons, grad. Harvard, 1756, hon. deg. Yale, 
1781, chief judge N. W. Ter., a founder 
of Marietta, O. , son of Rev. Jonathan of 
Newburyport, Mass., Yale College, 1729); 
eldest son of Brenton of Meriden, b. in 
Cheshire, Conn., 1738, d. in Meriden, 1820, 
rep. from Wallingford, Conn., 1787-1802, 
from Meriden, 1806 (m. Feb. 18, Lament, 
dau. of Capt. Jonathan Collins); sixth son of 
Samuel of Cheshire, b. 1695, Wallingford, 
d. Cheshire, 1776, grad. Yale College, 1716, 
first minister in Cheshire, 1724, uncleand tu- 
tor of Lyman Hall, signer Declaration of In- 
dependence, and gov. Georgia (m. Jan. 25, 
1727, Anne Law, dau. of Gov. Jonathan Law 
of Connecticut, granddau. of Rev. Jos. Eliot 
of Guilford, and great granddau. of Rev. 
John (the Apostle) and of Gov.Wm. Brenton 
of Rhode Island); second son of John of 
Wallingford, judge and asst. Upper House, 
1722-1730, b. Dec. 23, 1670, d. April 29, 
1730 (m. 1691, Mary Lyman, dau. of John, 
son of Richard, a founder of Hartford, 
Conn.); eldest son of Samuel of Walling- 
ford, b. New Haven, Conn., May 21, 1648, 
d. Wallingford, March 5, 1725; dep. gen. 
comr., 1698-1705, capt. Train Band, 1704, 
selectman, 1718 (m. 1668, Hannah Walker, 
dau. of John and Grace of New Haven); 
third son of John Hall, b. England, 
1605, d. Wallingford, 1676; a founder of New 
Haven and Wallingford and deacon of the 
first church, who came from Warwickshire, 
Eng., 1633 (m. 1641, Jeannie Wollen, b. 



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England, 1620), and became founder of the 
Wallingford branch of Halls in America. 
See HalVs Genealogical Notes. 

HALLOCK, W. H. of Linden, New Jer- 
sey, b. New York city, Aug. 18, 
1827, on New York Journal of Commerce, 
1845-71, New York Republic, 1873, assist- 
ant editor American Ship, asst. editor Iron 
Age, 18S0-7, and CHARLES HALLOCK 
of Washington, D. C, b. New York city, 
March 13, 1834, Yale College, 1850, grad. 
Amherst Col., 1854, asst. editor New Haven 
Register, 1855, New York Journal of Com- 
merce, 1856-61, Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, 
1863, St. John (N. B.) Telegraph, 1864, Hu- 
morist, St. John, N. B., 1864, broker in St. 
John and New York, 1864-7, secretary 
Blooming Grove Park Association, 1871-72, 
founder of Forest and Stream, 1873-80, laid 
out town of Hallock, county seat of Kittson 
county, Minnesota, 1880-87, director of 
Flushing and Queens County Bank, 1873, 
author of the Fishing Tourist (1873), Camp 
Life in Florida (1876), Sportsman's Gazet- 
teer (1877), Vacation Rambles in Michi- 
gan (1877), American Club List (1878), 
Dog Fancier's Directory (1880), Our New 
Alaska (1886); sons of Gerard Hallock of 
New Haven, Conn., b. Plainfield, Mass., 
1800 (m. 1826, Eliza Allen, dau. of Ezra 
Allen of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.), grad. 
salutatorian Williams College, 1819, tutor 
Amherst Academy, 1820-21, tutor Salem 
(Mass.) High School, 1822-23, on Boston 
Telegraph, 1823, Boston Recorder, 1825, 
New York Observer, 1825-27, New York 
Journal of Commerce, 1827-61, secretary 
Southern Aid Society, 1854-61, builder and 
donor of South Congregational Church, 
New Haven, 1853; his eldest brother, Rev. 
Wm. A. Hallock of New York, b. Plain- 
field, June 2, 1794, grad. valedictorian Wil- 
liams College, 1819, for forty-five years cor- 
responding secretary American Tract So- 
ciety, and editor American Messenger and 
Child's Paper; and his youngest brother Ho- 
man, b. Plainfield, May 24, 1803, Amherst 
College, 1820, missionary printer to Smyrna, 
inventor and founder of Arabic type, of the 
reversed pantagraph, and first combination 
time lock, 1836; sons of Rev. Moses Hal- 

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lock, for forty-five years pastor in Plain- 
field, Mass., b. Plainfield, Mass., 1760, d. 
in Goshen, Mass., Oct. 21, 1835; son of 
William, aged 85, b. in Brookhaven, L. L, 
1730; son of Noah of Mount Sinai, L. L, 
b. 1696, d. 1773; son of William, b. about 
1670; son of William of Southold, L. I., 
d. Sept. 28, 1684; son of Peter of South- 
old, who, with thirteen Pilgrim fathers, 
including Rev. John Youngs, landed at 
New Haven, Oct. 21, 1640, and subse- 
quently located at Southold, L. L, being 
the first settlers there. Peter Hallock's 
original homestead is still occupied by his 
descendants. In the records of the several 
earlier wills the signature is Halliock, and 
it has been conjectured that the name was 
originally identified with Holyoke. It is 
believed that Peter Hallock came from 
Hingham, Norfolk county, England, one 
hundred miles north-east of London, as 
Rev. Mr. Youngs was settled there from 
1634 to 1640. 

HAYES, BIRCHARD AUSTIN of To- 
ledo, Ohio, b. Nov. 4, 1853 (m. Dec. 
30, 1886, Mary Nancy Sherman), Lit. B., Cor- 
nell University, 1874, LL. B., Harvard Uni- 
versity, 1877, and WEBB COOK HAYES 
of Cleveland, Ohio, b. March 20, 1856, and 
RUTHERFORD PLATT HAYES of 
Fremont, Ohio, b. June 24, 1858, B. S., 
Cornell University, 1880; sons of RU- 
THERFORD BIRCHARD HAYES of 
Fremont, Ohio (b. Oct. 4, 1822, Delaware, 
O. (m. to Lucy Ware Webb, Dec. 30, 1852), 
A. B., 1842, and A. M., 1845, Kenyon Col- 
lege, LL. B., 1845, Harvard University, 
city solicitor of Cincinnati, 1858-1861, 
major, lieutenant-colonel and colonel of 
23d regiment Ohio Veteran Volunteer In- 
fantry, and brigadier-general and brevet 
major-general, 1861-1865, representative in 
congress, 1865-1868, governor of Ohio, 
1868-1872 and 1876-1877, president of the 
United States, 1877-1881 ; son of Ruther- 
ford Hayes of Wilmington and Dum- 
merston Vt., Delaware, Ohio, b. Jan. 4, 
1787, at Brattleboro, Vt., d. July 20, 1822, at 
Delaware. Ohio (m. Sophia Birchard, Sept. 
13, 1 8 13); son of Rutherford Hayes of 
Brattleboro, Vermont, b. July 29, 1756, 



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Branford, Conn., d. Sept. 25, 1836, Brattle- 
boro, Vt. (m. 1779, Chloe Smith), served 
as ensign (commissioned July 24, 1782) 
in the "South (Vermont) Regiment" of 
New York troops, and received a grant 
of land in Chenango county, N. Y., for 
losses and services; son of Ezekiel Hayes 
of New Haven and Branford, Conn., b. 
Nov. 21, 1744, Salmon Brook, Conn., d. 
Oct. 17, 1807, New Haven, Conn. (m. 
Rebecca Russell, Dec. 26, 1749), served in 
Revolutionary army with the rank of cap- 
tain, was at the surrender of Cornwallis at 
Yorktown; son of Daniel Hayes of Sims- 
bury, Conn., b. April 26, 1686, Windsor, 
Conn., d. Sept. 23, 1756, Simsbury, Conn, 
(m. ist, Martha Holcombe, 2d, May 4, 1721, 

Sarah Lee, 3d, Mary ), in Queen 

Anne's war he was taken prisoner by the 
Indians, carried to Canada, and kept a cap- 
tive for five years; son of George Hayes of 
Windsor and Simsbury, Conn., b. in Scot- 
land, d. Sept. 2, 1725, Simsbury, Conn, 
(m. 2d, Abigail Dibble, August 29, 1683.) 

HERRICK, LUCIUS CARROLL of 
Columbus, O., since 1882, Wood- 
stock, O., 1869-82, Urbana, O., 1869, New 
York city, 1866-9, grad. M. D., Univ. of 
Vermont, 1864, physician, asst. surg. 4th U. 
S. colored cavalry in war of Rebellion, 1863- 
66, dist. physician, N. Y. Lying-in Asylum, 
1867-8, librarian, Woodstock Library Asso- 
ciation, 1874-82, treasurer, Ohio State San- 
itary Association, 1887-8, author of Heryick 
Genealogy^ 1885, b. Sept. 2, 1840 (m. Aug. 
16, 1871, Louise Taylor of Woodstock, O., 
descended from Colonel John Taylor, who 
was b. in Scotland, settled in Orange 
county, N. Y., and served as colonel in 
Revolutionary war); fifth son of Lorenzo 
Dow Herrick of West Randolph, Vt., b. 
Sept. 8, 1806, West Randolph, Vt., d. Sept. 
12, 1874, West Randolph, Vt. (m. ist, Dec. 
11,1832, Zilpha Ann Haskins of Middlesex, 
Vt., who d. May ig, 1849, m. 2nd, Betsey 
Almina Booth of West Randolph, Vt., Sept. 
9, 1849), was one of the incorporators of 
West Randolph Academy in 1847, and a 
member of its board of trustees until his 
death, also filled various public offices in his 
township and the State militia; fifth son of 



Stephen Herrick of West Randolph, Vt., b. 
March,i76o, Preston, Conn., d. Nov. 2,1841, 
West Randolph, Vt. (m. 1783, at Hanover, 
N. H., Rebecca McCray, who was b, in 
Ellington, Conn., Sept. 8, 1766, and d. 
March 3, 1847), served in Revolutionary 
war, was taken prisoner and confined in 
the old " Jersey " prison ship, eighteen 
months, was a licensed preacher in M. E. 
church, and was noted for his remarkably 
retentive memory; second son of Israel 
Herrick of Preston, Conn., b. June 11, 1720, 
Preston, Conn., d. May, 1760, Preston, 
Conn. (m. Nov. 17, 1748, Hannah Tucker, 
who d. May, 1760); fifth son of Timothy 
Herrickof Preston, Conn., b. Jan. 4, 1861, 
Beverly, Mass.; fifth son of Ephraim 
Herrick of Beverly, Mass., b. Feb. 11, 1638, 
d. Sept. 18, 1693, Beverly, Mass. (m. July 
3, 1661, Mary Cross of Salem, Mass.), set- 
tled on a farm given him by his father at 
Birch Plain, in Beverly, took oath of free- 
man, April 29, 1668; third son of Henry 
Herrick of Salem, Mass., b. Aug. 16, 1604, 
London, Eng,, d.1671, will proved at Salem, 
Mass., March 28, 1671 (m. circa, 1632, 
Editha Laskin, dau. of Mr. Hugh Las- 
kin of Salem, b. 1614, and was living in 
1674), was among the founders of the first 
church in Salem, 1629, and of the first 
church of Beverly, 1667; fifth son of Sir 
William Herrick of London and Beau- 
manor Park, Leicestershire, Eng., b. 1557, 
Leicester, Eng., d. March 2, 1652-3, Beau- 
manor Park, Eng. (m. 1596, Joan, dau. of 
Richard May, Esq., of London, Eng., who 
was b. 1578, and d. July 3, 1645), was a 
member of Parliament, from 1601 to 1630, 
knighted, 1605, was ambassador to Turkey, 
in the reign of Queen Elizabeth; fifth son 
of John Eyrick or Heyrick of Leicester, 
Eng., b. 1513, d. April 2, 1589 (m. Mary 
Bond, dau. of John Bond, Esq., of War- 
wickshire, Eng., d. Dec. 8, 161 1, aet. 97), 
he was mayor of Leicester, in 1559 and 
1572. 

HI ATT, OLIVER S. of Fairmount, 
Kansas, b. Feb. 4, 1839, at Richmond, 
Ind. (m. Dec. 31, 1861, Mary E. Maris, and 
has two daughters, Effie Hiatt (m. Dec. 31, 
1885, Dr. William R. Van Tuyl of Leaven- 



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worth, Kansas) and Mamie E. Hiatt), was 
twice elected member of the board of 
Leavenworth county commissioners and is 
now serving his third term as auditor of 
said county and second term as director of 
Kansas State Penitentiary; son of Elaill 
B. of Westfield, Ind., b. March 7, 1821, at 
New Garden, N. C, d. Sept. 15, 1887, at 
Westfield, Ind. (m. in 1838, Sarah, dau. of 
Wilson and Clarkcy J. Horn of Wayne 
county, Ind.); son of Amer of Westfield, 
b. Jan. 28, 1794, at New Garden, N. C, 
d. Oct. 19, 1877, at Westfield (m. June 12, 
1816, at New Garden monthly meeting, 
Achsah, dau. of Joel Willis of Highland 
county, Ohio, who was born Aug. 23, 1764, 
at York, Pa., d. Oct. 24,1842, at Highland, 
m. Hannah Jessup of York, and was son 
of William Willis of York, Pa., where he 
died Sept. 25, 1801). 

HORD, OSCAR B., b. in 1829, attorney- 
general of Indiana for two terms, 
and law partner of the late Vice-President 
Thomas A. Hendricks, and WILLIAM 
TALIAFERRO HORD, medical director 
U. S. Navy, b. on March 3, 1832, in Mason 
county, Kentucky, graduated in medicine 
at University of Pennsylvania, and entered 
the navy in 1854, he served throughout the 
war of the Rebellion and is at present 
stationed at the Naval Asylum at Phila- 
delphia, Pa. (m. Eleanor, dau. of Major 
Arnold Harris, U. S. A.), and FRANCIS 
T. HORD, b, in 1835, State senator of 
Indiana for several terms, and also attor- 
ney-general for two terms, and KENDAL 
MOSS HORD, b. in 1840, circuit judge 
of Johnson and Shelby counties, Ind., for 
eighteen years, and GEORGE HORD, b. in 
1833, ELIAS HORD, b. in 1838, HENRY 
HORD, b. in 1843, MARY HORD, b. in 
1827, and JOSEPHINE HORD, b. in 1843; 
sons of Francis Triplett Hord of Mays- 
ville. Mason county, Ky., b. in Mason 
county, Ky., Sept. 19, 1797, d. May 25, 1869, 
at Maysville, Mason county, Ky. (m. Sept. 
20, 1826, Elizabeth Scott, dau. of Kendal 
Moss, Esq., of Fleming county, Ky.), was 
one of the most eminent lawyers in the 
State of Kentucky; son of EHas Hord of 
Mason county, Ky., b. March 9, 1773, 
Prince William county, Va., d. in Mason 



county, Ky., in 1821 (m. Sept. 15, 1796, 
Ann, daughter of Francis Triplett), com- 
manded a company of mounted Kentucky 
riflemen during the war of 1812, partici- 
pated in Winchester's defeat and the battle 
of the Thames, and in the retreat of the 
British at the latter was one of the first to 
overtake the carriage of Gen. Proctor, after 
a chase of twenty miles, he and his three 
brothers, Edward, Thomas and Jesse, all 
of whom participated in this war, were 
over six feet in height and weighed over 
two hundred pounds; son of Jesse Hord 
of Caroline county, Va., b. Nov. 30, 1749, 
in Virginia, d. in Mason county, Ky., in 
1814 (m. May 7, 1772, Antoinette Hord), 
was a large land-holder in Virginia, par- 
ticipated in the Revolutionary war, and 
at its close, 1786, in consequence of pecu- 
niary losses, emigrated to Kentucky and 
settled in Mason county; son of Tliomas, 
b. Sept. 7, 1701, in Virginia (m. June 24, 
1726, Jane Miller); son of John, b. in Eng- 
land, came with two brothers to America, 
and bought land in Maryland. It was un- 
justly taxed, he refused payment, forces were 
sent by the king and besieged Howard's 
Fort, and at last, deserted by his men, he 
fled to Virginia and settled eight miles be- 
low Port Ro)'al, for security dropping the 
" wa " from his name. The remains of his 
fort were called "Howard's Folly." He died 
in 1712 at his estate of " Shady Grove," 
which remained in his family until 1821. 

HULL, FREDERICK DOTY of New 
Lebanon, N. Y., b. Aug. 29, 1871; 
son of GEORGE F. HULL of New Leb 
anon (m. Oct. 16, 1862, Amy, dau. of Leon- 
ard Doty of Stephentown, sixth in descent 
from Edward Doty of the MayJlower)\ son 
of Charles WiUiam of New Lebanon, b. 
1798, d. 1866 (m. Lucena Ann, dau. of Rev. 
Jesse Churchill and his wife, Olive Tilden, 
a desc. of Nathaniel Tilden who arrived in 
the Hercules in 1634, the ancestor of the 
Tildens of New Lebanon); son of Jeremiah 
of Stonington, Conn. (m. Keturah Randall 
Williams); son of Latham of Stonington, 
b. at S. Kingston, R. I., 1750, d. at Ston- 
ington, 1807 (m. ist, Anne Wheeler, 2nd, 
); son of Stephen of S. Kings- 



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ton, b. at Westerly, R. I., 1715, d. 1798 (m. 
Martha Clark(?); son of Tristram of West- 
erly, b. 1677, d. 1718 (m. Elizabeth, dau. of 
Charles Dyer, a son of William Dyer, whose 
wife Mary was executed on Boston com- 
mon because she befriended a Quaker, Jan. 
I, 1660); son of Joseph of Barnstable, b. 
1652 (m. Experience, dau. of Robert and 
Deborah Harper), freeman, May 5, 1696, 
governor's assistant, 1699, 1701-3, suffered 
much persecution because he was a mem- 
ber of the Society of Friends, of which 
community he was a minister, in May, 1681, 
he was fined £'^ for beating the sheriff who 
had persecuted him as a Quaker; son of 
Tristram of Barnstable, R. I., b. 1624, d. 

1666 (m. Blanche ); selectman of 

Barnstable for many years, a captain, left 
property to the value oi £\\^o 2s. 5^/. ,a 
large amount in those days; son of Rev. 
Joseph Hull, born 1594, took his degree 
at St. Mary's Hall, Oxford, 1614, instituted 
rector of Northleigh, Devon, Eng., April 
4, 1621, resigned his benefice upon relig- 
ous scruples in 1631, gathered a company 
of emigrants in Devon and Somerset, sailed 
from Weymouth, Eng., with his second 
wife, Agnes, seven children and three serv- 
ants, March 20, 1635, landed in America, 
first minister at Weymouth, Mass., founded 
Barnstable, Mass., 1639, excommunicated 
at Barnstable merely for going to Yarmouth 
without leave, but afterward readmitted, 
minister at Isles of Shoals, 1641, at York, 
1642, Oyster River, 1662, again at the Isles 
of Shoals, died intestate, Nov. 19, 1665, 
buried at York, Maine. 

TNGALLS, JOHN JAMES of Atchison, 
-L Kans., b. at Middleton, Mass., Dec. 29, 
1833, grad. Williams College, 1855, LL.D., 
1884, admitted to the Essex county bar, 

1857, removed to Sumner, Kans., Oct. 4, 

1858, delegate to constitutional convention, 

1859, secretary of State senate, 1860-61, 
State senator, 1862, judge-advocate, major 
and lieut.-colonel, 1863-5, U. S. senator, 
1873-1879-1885, president /ri? tempore U. S. 
senate, 1887 (m. Sept. 27,1865, Anna Louisa, 
b. at New York city, April 9, 1843, eldest 
dau. of Ellsworth Chesebrough and Anna 
Louisa Addison); son of ELIAS THEO- 



DORE INGALLS of Haverhill, Mass., 
b. Oct. 7, 1810 (m. Eliza Chase, Dec. 27, 
1832), merchant, manufacturer, inventor of 
many patented machines, city assessor, dea- 
con; son of Theodore Ing'alls of Middle- 
ton, Mass., b. at Andover, March 30, 1764, 
d. at Middleton, Mass., Nov. 7, 1817 (m. 
Ruth Flint), farmer, manufacturer of scythes, 
ploughs, axes and iron work, active poli- 
tician; son of Francis Ingalls of Andover, 
Mass., b. at Andover, Mass., Jan. 26, 1731, 
d. at Andover, Mass., April 3, 1795 (m. 
Eunice Jennings, Nov. 12, 1754, who d. 
Ma}'^ 23, 1799), farmer, housebuilder; son of 
Francis Ing'alls of Andover, Mass., b. at 
Andover, Mass., Dec. 20, 1694, d. at Ando- 
ver, Mass., Jan. 26, 1759 (m. ist, Nov. 19, 
1719, Lydia Ingalls, who d. April 29, 1743, 
2nd, Lydia Stevens, d.1790), farmer; son of 
Henry Ingalls of Andover, Mass., b. at 
Lynn, Mass., Dec. 8, 1656, d. at Andover, 
Mass., Feb. 8,1698 (m. June 6,1688, Abigail 
Emery, who d. July 12, 1756, aged 87), cap- 
tain, French and Indian wars, farmer; son 
of Henry Ingalls of Andover, Mass., b. 
1627, d. at Andover, Feb. 8,1719 (m.ist, July 
6, 1653, Mary Osgood, 2nd, Aug. i, 1688, 
Sarah Abbott), one of the earliest settlers of 
Andover, Mass.; son of Edmond Ingalls 
of Lynn, Mass., b. in England, about 1595, 
d. at Lynn, Mass., Sept., 1648 (m. Anne 

), founded, with his brother Francis, 

the city of Lynn, Mass., 1628. 

TSHAM, CHARLES of New York, b. July 
J- 20, 1853, B. A., Harvard, 1876, and 
SAMUEL ISHAM of New York, b. May 
12, 1855, B. A., Yale, 1875, and WILLIAM 
BURHANS ISHAM, b. Dec. 9, 1857, B. 
A., Princeton, 1879, and PORTER ISHAM, 
b. March 11, 1863; sons of WILLIAM 
BRADLEY ISHAM of New York, b. April 
29, 1827, at Maiden, Ulster county, N.Y.(m. 
June 9, 1852, Julia, dau. of Col. Benjamin 
Peck Burhans of Warrensburg, N. Y.); son 
of Charles of Maiden, Ulster county, N. Y., 
b. Aug. 20, 1784, at Colchester, Conn., d. 
at Maiden, Nov. 15, 1856 (m. Dec. 27, 1814, 
Flora, dau. of Judge William Bradley of 
Hartford, Conn.); son of Samuel of Maiden, 
b. Dec. 19, 1752, at Colchester, Conn., d. 
June 13, 1827, at Maiden (m. Jan. 18, 1775, 



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Mary Adams); son of John Ishaiil, 2(1, of 

Colchester, Conn., b. at Barnstable, Mass., 
August 6, 1721, d. at Colchester, March 2, 
1802 (m. Dec. 19, 1751, Dorothy, dau. of 
Ephraim Foote of Colchester, Conn.), cap- 
tain of a company during the French war, 
and engaged in the ill-starred expedition to 
the West Indies; third son of Isaac Ishani 
of Barnstable, Mass., b. February, 1682, will 
admitted to probate August 5, 1771, at 
Barnstable (m. May 3, 1716, at Barnstable 
to Thankful, b. April 19, i6g6, dau. of 
Thomas Lumbert, Jr.); second son of John 
Ishamof Barnstable, Mass., b. in England, 
will admitted to probate Oct. 10, 1713, at 
Barnstable (m. Dec. 16, 1677, Jane, b. 
March 21, 1664, dau. of Robert Parker of 
Barnstable, her will was admitted to pro- 
bate Feb. 24, 1719-20, at Barnstable). This 
John Isham came to the Cape in an English 
vessel, and it has always been understood 
that he came from Northhamptonshire, 
Eng., where the name is definitely localized, 
and he seems to have been the ancestor of 
all of the name now found in the United 
States, excepting the Virginia family. 

TSHAM, EDWARD SWIFT of Chicago, 
-L 111., and Manchester, Vt., grad. Wil- 
liams College, 1857, A. M., i860, lawyer, 
legislature of Illinois, 1865-6, b. in Ben- 
nington, Vt., Jan. 15, i836(m. May 21, 1861, 
Fannie, dau. of Thomas Burch of Little 
Falls, N. Y.); eldest son of Pierrepont 
Isham of Bennington, Vt., b. at Manches- 
ter, Vt., August 5, 1802, d. March 8, 1872 
(m. Semanthe, dau. of Noadiah Swift, M. 
D., of Bennington, Vt.), A. M., Williams 
College, 1856, justice of supreme court of 
Vermont; eldest son of Ezra Isham, M. D., 
of Manchester, Vt.,b. at Colchester, Conn., 
March 15, 1773, d. at Manchester, Vt., Feb. 
8, 1835 (m. June 21, 1801, Nancy (Anna), 
dau. of Robert Pierrepont of Manchester, 
Vt., b. at Littlefield, Conn.); youngest son 
of John Isham, 2d, of Colchester, Conn., b. 
at Barnstable, Mass., August 6, 1721, d. at 
Colchester, March 2, 1802 (m. Dec. 19, 1751, 
Dorothy, dau. of Ephraim Foote of Colches- 
ter, Conn.), captain of a company during 
the French war, and engaged in the ill- 
starred expedition to the West Indies; third 



son of Isaac Isham of Barnstable, Mass., 
b. February, 1682, will admitted to probate 
August 5, 1771, at Barnstable (m. May 3, 
1716, at Barnstable to Thankful, b. April 

19, 1696, dau. of Thomas Lumbert, Jr.); 
second son of John Isham of Barnstable, 
Mass., b. in England, will admitted to pro- 
bate Oct. 10, 1713, at Barnstable (m. Dec. 
16, 1677, Jane, b. March 21, 1664, dau. of 
Robert Parker of Barnstable, her will was 
admitted to probate Feb. 24, 1719-20, at 
Barnstable). This John Isham came to the 
Cape in an English vessel, and it has always 
been understood that he came from North- 
hamptonshire, Eng., where the name is 
definitely localized, and he seems to have 
been the ancestor of all of the name now 
found in the United States, excepting the 
Virginia family. 

JAMESON, EPHRAIM ORCUTT of 
*J Millis, Mass., b. Jan. 23, 1832, in 
Dunbarton, New Hampshire, graduated 
from Dartmouth College, 1855, and from 
Andover Theo. Seminary, 1858 (m. Sept. 

20, 1858, Mary Joanna, dau. of the Rev. 
William Cogswell, D. D.), pastor of the 
East Cong. Church, Concord, N. H., 1859- 
1865, the Union Evang. Church of Salis- 
bury and Amesbury, Mass., 1865-1871, 
also, since 1871, of the Church of Christ 
in Millis, formerly East Medvva)', Mass., 
author of "The Cogswells in America," 
"The Hist, of Medway, Mass.," "The 
Choates in America," and other smaller 
works, superintendent of public schools 
in Millis, Mass., chaplain of the Mass. 
State Grange; son of Daniel of Dunbarton, 
N. H., b. April 29, 1795, in Dunbarton, N. 
H., d. Sept. 6, 1864 (m. Oct. 3, 1824, Mary 
Twiss), a farmer; son of Daniel of Dunbar- 
ton, N. H.,b. Feb. 25, 1762, in Starkstown, 
N. H., after 1765 in Dunbarton, d. July 9, 
1814, at Dunbarton, N. H. (m. Oct. 7, 
1788, Hannah Burnham), a prominent citi- 
zen of the town, holding office of town clerk 
eleven years, selectman five years, and 
twice chosen the Representative to the 
State legislature; son of Hug'h who with 
his brother Thomas emigrated from the 
north of Ireland to the Isle of Man, and 
about 1740 to America and settled in Lon- 



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donderry, N. H., b. near Belfast, County 
Antrim, Ireland (m. ist, Chrystal White- 
head of the Isle of Man, 2nd, Jane McHenry 
of Londonderry, N. H.), one of the original 
proprietors and settlers of Starkstown, now 
Dunbarton, N. H., where he died; son of 
William of Belfast, Ireland, who was a 
vigorous Scotchman, whose ancestors were 
of Glasgow or the vicinity of Dunbarton 
Castle on the banks of the Clyde, Scotland. 

KIMBALL, JOHN, A. M., of Concord, 
N. H., b. at Canterbury, N. H., April 
13, 1821, mayor Concord, 1872-5, senator, 
1881-2 (m. May 27, 1846, Maria, dau. of 
Elam Phillips); son of Benjamin of Bos- 
cawen, N. H., b. at Canterbury, N. H., 
Dec. 27, 1794 (m. Feb. i, 1820, Ruth, dau. 
of David Ames), elected State representa- 
tive, 1834; son of John of Exeter, N. H., b. 
at Exeter, November 20, 1767, d. Feb. 
26, 1861 (m, Nov. 21, 1793, Sarah, dau. of 
Benj. Moulton); son of Joseph of Exeter, 
N. H., b. at Exeter, January 29, 1730-1, d. 
Nov. 6, 1814 (m. about 1762, Sarah Smith); 
son of John of Exeter, N. H., b. at Wen- 
ham, Mass., Dec. 20, 1699, d. 

(m. ist, Feb. 14, 1722-3, Abigail Lyford, 2d, 
Sept. 18, 1740, Sarah, dau. of Dea. Thomas 
Wilson); son of Caleb of Exeter, N. H.,b. 
at Wenham, Mass., April 9, 1665, d. at 
Wenham, Mass., Jan. 25, 1725-6 (m. Sarah 

y, son of Richard, removed to 

Wenham, Mass., as early as 1656, b. in 
England, 1623, d. at Wenham, Mass., 
May 26, 1676 (m. ist, Mary Gott, 2d, Mary 

), one of the proprietors of Ipswich, 

Mass., in 1648, selectman at Wenham, 
Mass., in 1658; son of Richard, b. 1595, in 
England, d. June 22, 1675 (m. in England, 
ist, Ursula Scott, 2d, Oct. 23, 1661, Margaret, 
widow of Henry Dow). April 10, 1634, he 
embarked at Ipswich, Eng., in ship Eliza- 
beth, for Massachusetts, and landed at Ips- 
wich, Mass. He first settled at Watertown, 
Mass., of which he was a proprietor in 
1636-7, and freeman, 1637-8, but returned 
to Ipswich where he died. 

KING, HENRY WILLIAM, b. at West- 
field, Mass., Sept. 24, 1815, grad. 
Washington (now Trinity) College, Hart- 
ford, Conn., Aug. 4. 1836, studied law 



at Cincinnati Law School, secretary of State 
of Ohio, 1850-1 (m. Oct. 20, 1842, Mary 
Crosby, d. Nov. 20, 1857), and LEICESTER 
KING, Jr., b. July 26, 1823, at Warren,Ohio, 
educated at Western Reserve College, Hud- 
son, Ohio, and Bethany College, W. Va. 
(m. ist, Dec. 10, 1844, Eliza Purinton, at War- 
ren, Ohio, 2nd, May 2, 1874, Rebecca A. 
Roberts, at Pittsburgh, Pa.), now lives at 
Washington, D. C, and DAVID LEICES- 
TER KING, b. Dec. 25, 1825, at Warren, 
Ohio, grad. scientific course Bethany Col- 
lege W. Va., July 4, 1843, studied law 
at Dane Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 
1847-8, admitted to the practice of law 
August 14, 1848 (m. May i, 1849, Bettie 
Washington Steele, at Charleston, W. Va., 
great granddau. of Betty Washington Lewis, 
George Washington's only sister), now liv- 
ing at Akron, Ohio, and HEZEKIAH 
HUNTINGTON KING, b. at Warren. 
Ohio, Aug. 3, 1829, now living unmarried at 
Savannah, Ga.; sons of Leicester King of 
Warren, Ohio, last three years of life at 
Akron, Ohio, b. at Suffield, Conn., May i, 
1789, d. Sept. 19, 1856, at Bloomfield, Trum- 
ball county, Ohio (m. Oct. 12, 1814, at Hart- 
ford, Conn., Julia Ann, dau. of Hon. Heze- 
kiah Huntington and Susan Kent of that 
city, was b. in Suffield, Conn., Dec. 10, 1790, 
d. Jan. 24, 1849, she was a lineal descendant 
of John Dwight from England, 1635, also 
of Richard Lyman from England, 163 1, 
Simeon Huntington from England, 1630), 
was associate judge common pleas Trum- 
bull county, Ohio, State senator of Ohio, 
1835-39, Liberty party candidate for gov- 
ernor of Ohio, 1842, again in 1844, nomi- 
nated by same party for vice-president with 
John P. Hale for president in 1847; son of 
David King of Suffield, Conn., b. at Suf- 
feld. Conn., April 16, 1758, died at Suffield, 
Conn., May 4, 1832 (m, Hannah, dau. of 
Israel Holly of Suffield, Conn., b. June 4, 
1758, d. May 4, 1831), was a large land-holder 
and filled many offices of public trust; son 
of Ebenezer King, Jr. of Suffield, Conn., 
b. Feb. 22, 1728, at Suffield, Conn., d. April 
10, 1810, at Suffield, Conn. (m. ist, Dec. 11, 
1751, Chloe, dau. of Joseph Kent and Han- 
nah Gillett, who died at Suffield, Conn., 
Oct. II, 1772, m. 2nd, Aug. 10, 1773, Eunice 



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Hale); son of Ebenezer King* of Suffield, 
Conn., b. at Suffield, Conn., Dec. 8, 1706, 
d. at Suffield, Conn., June 17, 1781 (m. 
March 30, 1724, Abigail Seymour, who d. 
in June, 1796); son of James King' of Suf- 
field, Conn., b. at Ispwich, Mass., March 
14, 1675, d. at Suffield, Conn., July 15, 1745 
(m. Elizabeth, dau. of Thos. Huxley and 
Sarah Spencer of Hartford, Conn.); son of 

James Kin^ of Suffield, Conn., b. 

, d. at Suffield, Conn., May 13, 1722 



(m. March 23, 1674, Elizabeth Fuller at 
Ispwich, Mass., who d. June 30, 1722). He 
was one of the original proprietors of Suf- 
field, Conn., and left a large landed estate. 

KISSAM, DANIEL WHITEHEAD, 
JR., M. D., of New York city, grad. 
College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1815, 
b. November 29, 1792, d. March 3, 1835, on 
board brig Neptune, at sea, unmarried 
(whose brothers, Benjamin T., Joseph, 
Samuel, Timothy T., George and Edward, 
were merchants here from 1810 to 1867); 
son of Daniel W. Kissam, M. D., of 
Huntington, Suffolk county N. Y., b. at 
North Hempstead, L. I., March 23, 1763, d. 
at Huntington L. I., Nov. 21, 1839 (m. ist, 
June 26, 1787, Elizabeth, dau. of Dr. Ben- 
jamin Tredwell, and niece of Right Rev. 
Samuel Seabury, D. D., first bishop of 
Connecticut, 2d, Oct. 17, 1805, Phebe, dau. 
of Wilmot Oakley, and cousin of the late 
Chief Justice T. J. Oakley), practiced his 
profession in Suffolk and Queens counties 
successfully from 1786 to 1830; second son 
of Joseph of North Hempstead, L. I., b. 
August 22, 1731, d. May 20, 1815 (m. Oct. 
9, 1752, Mary, dau. of George Hewlett of 
same town, whose brother Benjamin, an 
eminent lawyer of New York city, m. 
Catharine, dau. of Petrus Rutgers, d. 1782); 
third son of Josepll of North Hempstead, 
L. I. (m. Feb. 7, 1727, Deborah, dau. of 
Hon. Jonathan Whitehead), vestryman St. 
George's Church, Hempstead, 1751 to 1761; 
son of Daniel of Madnan's now Great Neck, 
b. 1669, d. 1752 (m. Elizabeth Combes), 
vestryman St. George's parish, 1703; eldest 
son of John (yeoman) of Flushing, b. July, 
1644 (m. July 10, 1667, Susannah, dau. of 
William Thome, of Jamaica, L. I.). The 



name of the last mentioned, who was the 
founder of the family in America, under- 
went various changes, as the early records 
show, and though it is not positively known, 
some claim that he came originally from 
Amsterdam, Holland, others trace him a 
Huguenot to Montpelier, France. The Kis- 
sams, attached to the Church of England 
and holding offices under the Crown, to 
which allegiance had been sworn, sided, 
during the Revolution, with the loyalists. 
The family, in its various generations since 
its first settlement in Queens county, has 
contributed many valuable men to posi- 
tions of honor and trust, as well as to the 
legal and medical professions. 

LANE, JOHN WILLIAM, b. Sept. 7, 
1827, grad. Amherst College, 1856, 
A. M. 1859, AndoverSem., 1859, ord. pastor 
of the Congregational church, Whately, 
Mass., Oct. 17, i860, after eighteen years 
removed to North Hadley, where he re- 
mains pastor in 1888 (m. Aug. 26, 1868, 
Mary Haynes of Townsend, Mass., a 
teacher at Mt. Holyoke Seminary, South 
Hadley, and had eight children, five of whom 
survive), in early life he learned the carpen- 
ter's trade, and many buildings of his pa- 
rishioners and others show that thirty years 
of literary labor have not diminished his 
skill as an architect, he has also been a 
teacher of elocution in Amh. Coll. and now 
with the Mass. Agricultural College in Am- 
herst, and CHARLES E., b. in Newfields, 
South Newmarket, N. H., Dec. 27, 1837, 
A. B., Amherst College, 1865, Andover 
Seminary, 1868, d. Aug. 17, 1868, unmar- 
ried; sons of Charles, b. at Stratham, Nov. 
27, 1796, tanner and merchant in South 
Newmarket fifty years, retired in 1867, d. 
at Stratham, Oct. 27, 1884, aged 88 (m. ist, 
Sept. 17, 1821, Hannah, dau. of Abr. 
French of Pittsfield, b. Feb. 2, 1802, d. Jan. 
18, 1841, leaving two sons and three daugh- 
ters, m. 2d, Oct. 9, 1842, Elizabeth, dau. 
of Isaiah Berry of Greenland, b. 1804), he 
was a quiet, industrious and useful citizen 
and a faithful and benevolent member of 
the church; second son of Jabez, farmer, 
b. at Stratham, May 16, 1760 (m. Oct. 2, 
1783, Eunice, dau. of Gideon Colcord of 



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Newmarket, and had nine children, the 
eighth of whom, Deacon Edmund James, 
bookseller in Dover, prepared valuable 
records of this family for the N. E. Hist. 
Genealogical Register, April, 1873; son of 
Deacon Samuel, b. at Hampton, Oct. 6, 
1718, d. Dec. 29, 1806 (m. ist, Dec. 24, 1741, 
Mary James, b. 1722, d. Jan. 1769, m. 2d, 
1794, Mrs. Rachel (Parsons) widow of Gid- 
eon Colcord, she was b. 1726, and d. Jan. 
1813), was a tanner and shoemaker in 
Stratham, successful in business, and a 
surveyor, aiding the government in laying 
out new towns, an influential citizen, 
a selectman, town clerk, a member of 
the provincial assembly in 1776, a deacon 
of the church and much respected; son of 
Deacon Joshua, b, at Hampton, June 5, 
1696, and resided there (m. Dec. 24, 1717, 
Bathsheba, dau. of Samuel Robie, b. Aug. 
1696, d. April, 1765), they had sixteen 
children, nearly all of whom became active 
Christians, he was killed by lightning, as 
he stood on his door-step, June 14, 1766, 
was an eminent and useful member of 
the church; son of William, b. at Boston, 
October i, 1659, ^ tailor (m. June 21, 1680, 
Sarah, dau. of Thos. Webster of Hampton, 
b. 1660), and resided in Hampton, where he 
died, Feb. 14, 1749; son of William, b. 
in England, resided in Boston (his wife, 
Mary, deceased, and he m. 2d, Aug. 21, 
1656, Mary, dau. of Thos. Brewer of Rox- 
bury, and had seven children.) 

LEARNED, RICHARD ADAMS, of 
Lone Oak Farm, Sussex county, N. J., 
grad. Rutgers Coll., 1885, farmer, b. Oct. 4, 
1862; eldest son of JAMES EDGERTON 
LEARNED of New York, b. March 4, 
1839 ("i- ist, April 10, 1861, Hannah Lydia 
Adams, 2nd, June 2, 1874, Frances Rebecca 
Pinkerton), editor and writer; eldest son 
of EDWARD HALLAM LEARNED of 
New London, Conn., b. Oct. 14, 1815 (m. 
1st, Jan. 15, 1837, Sarah Edgerton, 2nd, 
Nov. 19, 1850, R. Jeannette Redfield), mer- 
chant and banker; eldest son of Edward 
of New London, b. April 2, 1786, d. Dec. 
6, 1849 (m. Nov. 24, 1814, Nancy Coit), 
merchant; youngest son of Amasa of New 
London, b. Nov. 15, 1750, d. May 4, 1825 



(m. April i, 1773, Grace Hallam of New 
London), grad. Yale Coll. 1772, mem. Con- 
gress 1791-95, mem. of constitutional con- 
vention to ratify the Constitution of the 
U. S. 1788, "assistant" of the State, mem- 
ber of the council; son of Ebenezer of Kil- 
lingly, Ct., b. March 11, 1723, d. Dec. 6, 
1779 (m. Dec. 28, 1749, Keziah, dau. of Jus- 
tice Joseph Leavens), deacon, selectman 
1760; third son of William of Killingly, b. 
Feb. 12, 1688, d. June 11, 1747 (m. Nov. 24, 
1715, Hannah Bryant), deacon, 1742, sur- 
veyor of highways 1729, selectman 1740-44, 
town treas. 1742-46; son of Isaac of Fra- 
mingham, b. Sept. 16, 1655, d. Sept. 15, 
1737 (m. July 23, 1679, Sarah Bigelow), 
wounded in the battle of Narragansett; 
second son of Isaac of Woburn, Mass., 
and Chelmsford, Mass., b. in England, 
Feb. 25, 1623, d. Nov. 27, 1657 (m. July 9, 
1646, Mary, dau. of Isaac Sternes of Nay- 
land, Suffolk, Eng.); only son of WIL- 
LIAM LEARNED of Bermondsey, Sur- 
rey, Eng., b. 1 590(7), who with his wife 
Goodith and at least two of their children 
came to America about 1632, and settled at 
Charlestown and Woburn, Mass. He and 
his wife were the first persons admitted to 
the church of Charlestown, Mass., "1632, 
10 mo. day 6."' A widow, Jane(?), survived 
him and died in Maiden, 1660. He was 
selectman first of Charlestown, and then of 
Woburn, to which latter place he removed 
in 1641. 

LEDYARD, LINCKLAEN, eldest son, 
b. Oct. 17, i82o(m. Dec, 1843, Helen 
Clarissa, dau. of Seymour), d. April 24, 
1864, name reversed by act of legislature, 
1844, to Ledyard Lincklaen, grad. Union 
Coll., admitted to the bar 1842, was village 
and school trustee at Cazenovia, author of 
scientific and political papers, including the 
Guide to Geology in New York State, and 
JONATHAN DENISE, second son,b.May 
I, 1823 (m. Elizabeth FitzHugh of Sonyea, 
Livingston county, N. Y.), both d. on the 
St. Lawrence, June, 1857, •" the loss of 
steamer Montreal, left no issue, and 
GEORGE STRAWBRIDGE, third son, b. 
Feb. 19, 1825, farmer and manufacturer, edu- 
cated Cazenovia Seminary and Poughkeep- 



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sie Collegiate School, president village of 
Cazenovia, 1875-6, town railroad commis- 
sioner, and other local offices, served on 
Gov. Seymour's staff, as aid-de-camp, in 
1854, with rank of colonel (m. 1857, Anne 
FitzHugh), and CORNELIUS CUYLER. 
fourth son, b. 1827, d. young, and L. 
WOLTERS, fifth son, educated at Pough- 
keepsie Coll. Sch., Harvard Law Sch. LL. 
B., admitted to the bar, resided at The Oaks 
in Cazenovia, held offices of local trust, 
conducted Fernwood farm, selecting Guern- 
sey cattle on the Channel islands (m. June 
I, 1867, Elizabeth D, Vail, adopted dau. of 
John R. Murray of Murray Hill, N. Y., and 
Murray Hill in the Genesee valley); sons of 
Jonathan Denise (Forman) Ledyard of 
Cazenovia, N. Y., b. June 10, 1793, at 
Middletown Point, d. at Cazenovia, Jan. 
7, 1874 (m. Oct. 26, 1819, Jane Strawbridge 
of Phila.), after the death of his mother, 
1798, he was adopted by Col. Jan von 
Lincklaen (of Amsterdam, Holland, son of 
Anthony Quiryn von Lincklaen, and 
served in Dutch navy, resigned and came 
to America 1792, was agent for Holland 
Land Co., explored much of Central New 
York 1792, settled the village of Cazenovia, 
named for Theophilus de Cazenove, mar- 
ried Helen, dau. of Benjamin Ledyard, who 
had no issue, and he died in 1822), was 
educated in Albany by Dr. Nott, afterward 
at Whitesboro by Dr. Halsey, grad. Union 
Coll. 1812, was admitted to bar 1815, 
and upon the death of Mr. Lincklaen 
in 1822 the management of the entire 
property devolved upon him, consisting 
of 125,000 acres in Madison and Che- 
nango counties, held several local town 
and village offices, was president of the 
Third Great Western Turnpike Company, 
brigadier-general of militia, delegate to na- 
tional convention at Harrisburg in 1839, 
etc.; son of Benjamin Ledyard of Mid- 
dletown Point, Monmouth county, N. J., 
b. March 5, 1753, at Groton, Conn., d. No- 
vember 9, 1803, at Aurora, N. Y. (m. ist, 
January 22, 1775, Catharine Forman, by 
whom he had ten children, 2nd, Ann Rhea, 
by whom he had no issue), was engaged in 
commercial business in New York in 1775, 
when on the outbreak of hostilities he 



raised a company for First Regiment Con- 
tinental Infantry, Col. McDougal com- 
manding, of which he was commissioned 
captain, promoted major in 1776, was en- 
gaged in battle of White Plains and at 
Monmouth, an original member of the N. 
Y. S. Society of the Cincinnati, at the peace 
he became a partner in business with Col. 
Walker, removed with his family and col- 
ored servants, then slaves, to Aurora, N. 
Y., in the wilderness; son of YoungS 
Ledyard of New London, Conn., b. Jan. 
25, 1731, d. April 4, 1762, at sea (m. 
June, 1748, Amelia Avery), captain of 
a vessel in the West India trade, brother 
of William Ledyard, who, as colonel of 
Connecticut militia and commandant of 
the garrisoned post of New London and 
Groton, was killed in defense of Fort 
Griswold, Sept., 1781, a first cousin of John 
Ledyard, the traveler ; son of John Led- 
yard, descendant of a Wiltshire family of 
Ledyards of Bristol, Eng., b. 1700, d. at 
Hartford, Conn., Sept. 3, 1771 (m. ist, 
Deborah, dau. of Judge Benj. Young of 
Southold, L. I., 2nd, Mary, widow of John 
Ellery of Hartford), removed to Groton, 
Conn., 1727, justice for the county of New 
London, auditor of supreme court, deputy 
to general assembly, associated with Jona- 
than Trumbull and James Wadsworth in 
committee on public affairs, removed to 
Hartford about 1753, which town he repre- 
sented in assembly until 1762. 

LEEDS, BENJAMIN F. of Philadelphia, 
b. April 22, 1837, and JOSIAH 
WOODWARD LEEDS of Philadelphia, 
b. Jan. 5, 1841, author of Peace Histories of 
the United States (m. Deborah Crenshaw), 
and ALBERT RIPLEY LEEDS of Ho- 
boken, b. June 27, 1843, grad. Harvard 
Coll. 1865 (m. Margaretta Reed West), 
one of the faculty of the Stevens Insti- 
tute of Technology; sons of Benjamin 
Sykes Leeds of Philadelphia, b. Oct. 20, 
1802, d. Sept. 3, 1864 (m. March 7, 1832, 
Beulah Bassett); son of Daniel of Leeds- 
ville, N. J., b. May 28, 1757, d. Oct. 18, 
1829 (m. May 11, 1788, Margery Scull), was 
a member of the Society of Friends and an 
elder in their meeting; son of Japheth (m. 



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Rebecca Woodward), made will April 12, 
1781; son of Japheth of Leeds Point, N. 
J., b. Oct. 24, 1683, will proved Dec. 15, 

1748 (m. Deborah ), member of 

Society of Friends; son of Daniel of 
Springfield, N. J., b. in England, 1652, d. 
at Springfield, Sept. 28, 1720 (m. ist, Feb. 
21, 1681, Ann Stacy, 2nd, March, 1683, 
Dorothy Young, 3rd, Jean Smout), ap- 
pointed by Queen Anne a member of 
Council of Province of New Jersey, sur- 
veyor-general, author of the first book 
printed in the Prov. of Pa.; son of Thomas, 
an Englishman, settled at Shrewsbury, N. J., 
i677(?), b. i62o(?), d. at Shrewsbury, N. J., 

about 1686 (m. in England, , 2nd, 

at Burlington, Aug. 6, 1678, Margaret Col- 
lier of Marcus Hook, Pa., who d. 1705.) 

LOCKWOOD, JOSEPH ALSOP, b. at 
Poundridge, N. Y,, Nov. 5, 1847 (m. 
Feb. 18, i88o, Emma Clark), resides at 
Yonkers, N. Y., grad. Union Coll., 1867, 
C. E., supt. Yonkers water- works, and 
JAMES BETTS LOCKWOOD, b. at 
Poundridge, N. Y., July 18, 1849 (m. Oct. 
31, 1877, Cora Martin), resides at White 
Plains, N. Y,, grad. Union Coll., 1870, 
A. M., counselor at law, school commis- 
sioner, second dist. Westchester county, 
1885-8, and DEWITT CLINTON LOCK- 
WOOD, b. at Poundridge, N. Y., July 4, 
1851, resides at New York city; sons of 
Alsop Hunt Lockwood of Poundridge, 
N. Y., b. at Poundridge, N. Y., Sept. 17, 
1814, d. at New York city, Dec. 8, 1874 
(m. Nov. 22, 1836, Mary E. Reynolds), 
supervisor of Poundridge, 1844-1853, 1856- 
1868, sheriff of Westchester county, 1853-6, 
member of Assembly, Westchester county, 
1864, 1865; son of Horatio Lockwood of 
Poundridge, N. Y.,b. at Ridgefield,Conn., 
Sept. 6, 1779, d. at Poundridge, N. Y., 
Nov. 5, 1853 (m. Bethia Lockwood), super- 
visor of Poundridge, N. Y., 1820-23, 1825- 
39, member of Assembly, Westchester 
county, 1833-36, 1841-42; son of Ebeiiezer 
Lockwood of Poundridge, N. Y., b. at 
Stamford, Conn., March 31, 1737, d. at 
Poundridge, N. Y., July 29, 1821 (m. ist, 
Feb. 16, 1761, Hannah Smith, 2nd, Sarah 
Waring), prior to the Revolution one of His 



Majesty's justices of the peace and one of 
the quorum, first major Second Regt. West- 
chester county militia, commission Oct. 
14, 1775, member Committee of Safety 
and N. Y. Provincial Congress for West- 
chester county, member first Constitutional 
Convention of New York, member second 
board Regents of the University, first judge 
of Westchester county, 1791-3, member of 
Assembly, Westchester county, 1778-79, 
1784-88, supervisor of Poundridge, N. Y., 
1772-79, 1782-86, one of commissioners 
appointed by Legislature to select county 
seat of Westchester county, active in war 
of the Revolution, forty guineas offered by 
British for his capture, his house burned 
and cattle seized by Col. Tarleton during 
his raid on Poundridge, July 2, 1779; son 
of Joseph Lockwood of Poundridge, N. 
Y., b. at Stamford, Conn., March 15, 1699, 
d. at Poundridge, N. Y., June 15, 1757 (m. 
Sarah Hoyt), one of original settlers of 
Poundridge, N. Y.; son of Joseph Lock- 
WOOd of Poundridge, N. Y., b. at Stam- 
ford, Conn,, 1666, d. at Poundridge, N. Y., 
1750 (m. May 19, 1698, Elizabeth Ayres); 
son of Jonathan Lockwood of Greenwich, 
Conn., b. at Watertown, Mass., Sept. 10, 
1634, member Connecticut Legislature from 
Greenwich, Conn.; son of ROBERT 
LOCKWOOD of Watertown, Mass., b. in 
England, arrived at Salem, Mass., May 30, 
1630, in the Mary and John, and was a free- 
man of Watertown, Mass. 

LURTY, WARREN SEYMOUR, of 
"The Oaks," Harrisonburg, Va., b. 
May 18, 1839, ^t Clarksburg, Va.(m. May 22, 
1866, Mary C, dau. of Dr. A. M. Newman, 
by whom he has one son, Guy Carlton 
Lurty), adjutant of Nineteenth Virginia 
Cavalry, C. S. Army, assistant adjutant- 
general on William L. Jackson's staff, cap- 
tain of Lurty's Horse Artillery, and cap- 
tured the day he was made major of artil- 
lery at the battle of Cedarville, under com- 
mand of Gen. Early, was three times ap- 
pointed United States district attorney for 
western district of Virginia, retired from 
office in i88i, continued to practice law; 
son of Beverly Hooe Lurty of Clarksburg, 
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Virginia for two terms, was in the Consti- 
tutional Convention of the State in 1881, 
and afterward appointed to an office in the 
United States Senate (m. Mary C, cousin 
of Lieut. -Gen. Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson, 
dau. of Dr. William Williams of Pa., and 
Catharine Jackson, son of Dr. William 
Williams, a brother of Roger Williams, 
whose mother was a sister to General 
Joseph Warren); son of Moore (m. Mary 
Seymour Key), became a captain of a 
vessel and served as an officer in the U. S. 
Navy in the war with England in 1812, and 
subsequently sailed in his ship to the island 
of Martinique, where he died; son of Cap- 
tain John, who emigrated from France, 
but embarked at Liverpool, England, prior 
to 1776, was of Huguenot descent, ap- 
pointed lieutenant by the Virginia Commit- 
tee of Safety, June 20, 1776, and assigned 
duties, subsequently appointed captain on 
board the Dragon, and resigned April 15, 

1779 (m. ist, , by whom he 

had a son, John, who died in the Virginia 
navy, 2d, Rosa, dau. of John and Martha 
(Moore) Bronaugh, and had Mary Ann Ste- 
vens Lurty, m. Abram Buford Proctor, 
William R. Lurty, m. Mary Key, Moore 
Lurty, as above, and Robert Morris Lurty 
m. Mary Land ridge.) 

McCLELLAN, ROBERT HENRY of 
Troy, N. Y., b. Dec. 28, 1826, grad. 
Union Coll., 1845, called to the bar in 1848, 
surrogate of Rensselaer county in 1855, 
author of the Executors' Guide (three edi- 
tions), and Surrogate's Court Practice (two 
editions) (m. 1852, Jeannette E., dau. of 
Abraham Tobey, of West Stockbridge, 
Mass.); son of Samuel McClellan of Nas- 
sau, N. Y., b. June 14, 1787, d. April 8, 
1855 (ni' June I, 1816, Laura Hannah Cook, 
dau. of Philip Cook and Thankful Tuttle), 
doctor of medicine, president of the Rens- 
selaer County Medical Society, ruling 
elder of the Reformed Dutch Church; son 
of Hu^li McClellan of Coleraine, Mass., 
b. in Ireland, April 4, 1744 (m. Sarah Wil- 
son), captain of Massachusetts minute 
men, served in the Revolutionary war un- 
der General Gates, was a colonel in the 
State service in the Shay's rebellion, and 



for many years a member of the general 
court, he had ten children, born in Cole- 
raine, Mass.; son of Michael McClellan 
(m. Jane Henry), who came from Currin, 
Londonderry, Ireland, with his wife and 
eight children, two born afterward, and 
landed in America, settled as a farmer at 
Coleraine, Franklin county, Mass., in 1749, 
the farm remained in possession of his de- 
scendants until 1873. Jane Henry, his wife, 
was a sister of Robert Henry, father of 
John V. Henry of Albany, N. Y. 

MESSIMORE, HENRY, b. April 22, 
1832, Columbiana county, Ohio (m. 
Oct. 3, 1855, Margaretta Edwards, Colum- 
biana county, Ohio, present residence, 
Glasco, Kansas, business farming (Cynthia, 
their only child, b. April 2, 1857, attended 
Pleasant Hill College, 1872, Warsaw, Ind., 
grad. August 19, 1875, National Normal 
University, Lebanon, Ohio, attended War- 
saw Conservatory of Music, 1875-76, at 
Warsaw, Ind. (m. Jan. 14, 1877, to Liston 
D. Cary, Esq.), d. April 29, 1887, at Glasco, 
Kansas); son of Georg'C Messimore, near 
Pierceton, Ind., b. Nov. 17, 1800, York 
county, Pa., d. Nov. 4, 1874, Pierceton, Ind. 
(m. April 22, 1823, Margaret Thomas, in 
Columbiana county, Ohio), farmer; son of 
John Messimore of Bayard, Columbiana 
county, Ohio, b. about 1760, York county. 
Pa., d. about 1830, Columbiana county, 
Ohio (m. about 1788, Catherine Der Wechter 
in York county. Pa.); son of John Messi- 
more of York county, Pa., b. about 1720, in 
Germany, d. at York, Pa., emigrated about 

1727 to America; Messimore of 

York county, Pa., b. about 1690 in Ger- 
many, d. in York county, Pa. Had two 
sons, John and Yotter, the latter was the 
youngest and never had any children. 

MONTGOMERY, JAMES MORTI- 
MER, b. at New York city, Feb. 16, 
1855, and RICHARD MALCOLM 
MONTGOMERY, born at Bergen, N. J., 
Dec. 19, 1853; sons of JOHN ROBB 
MONTGOMERY of New York city, b. at 
New York city, April 6, 1824 (m. Oct. 10, 
1852, Jane Malcolm Ball); sons of JANE 
MALCOLM BALL of New York, b. at 
New York, Feb. 24, 1830 (m. Oct. 10, 1852, 



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John Robb Montgomery of New York); 
dau. of SARAH AYSCOUGH MAL- 
COLM of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. at Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., June 17, 1802 (m. Thomas P. 
Ball of New York); dau. of CoL Richard 
Montgomery Malcolm of New York 
city, b. at Elizabethtown, N. J., 1776, d. at 
Baracoa, Cuba, 1823 (m. 1798, Ann Henry 
at Princeton, N. J.), grad. Princeton Coll., 
1798, enlisted in Thirteenth N. Y. Infty., 
rank first lieut., 1811, was wounded in 
charge at Queenstown Heights, and event- 
ually rose to the rank of lieut. -col. Thir- 
teenth Infty.; son of Col. Wm. Malcolm 
of New York, b. at Aberdeen, Scotland, 
1750, d. at New York city, Sept., 1792 (m. 
1770, Sarah, dau. of Surgeon Richard Ays- 
cough, R. N.), was a Son of Liberty at 
breaking out of Revolution, raised the Sec- 
ond (Malcom's) Regt. at his own expense 
and served until 1779, when the Second 
Regt. was consolidated with " Spencers," 
he then served as ass't adj.-gen'l of the 
northern dep't under Gen. Gates, at close 
of the war he commanded the militia of 
New York and Richmond counties with 
rank of brig. -gen. and was in command of 
the militia at reception of Pres. Washing- 
ton, April 30, 1789, he served one term, 1785, 
as alderman of New York city, several 
terms in New York Legislature, was vice- 
president of St. Andrew's Society, held 
high rank in Masons of this State, was 
grand warden, was one of the incorporators 
of the Chamber of Commerce, 1784, and 
was buried with military and Masonic hon- 
ors from the old brick church there. His 
second son, Samuel Bayard Malcolm, mar- 
ried Elizabeth, dau. of Gen. Philip Schuyler. 

MORGAN, APPLETON, A. M., LL. B., 
prest. of the New York Shakespeare 
Society, and of the New York and Palisade 
Railroad Company, b. at Portland, Me., 
Oct. 2, 1850, author of Macaronic Poetry, 
1871, a Treatise on the Law of Literature, 
2 vols., 1874, Notes to Best's Treatise on 
the Law of Evidence, 2 vols., 1873, Notes 
to Addison on Contracts, 3 vols., 1875, 
The Shakespearean Myth, 1881, Venus and 
Adonis, a study in Warwickshire Dialect, 
1885, Digesta Shakespeareana, 1886, Shake- 



speare in Fact and in Criticism, 1887, etc.; 
son of Peyton Randolph of Brimfield, 
Mass., b. at Brimfield, Mass., Dec. 16, 1803, 
d. at Racine, Wis., Jan. 12, 1871 (m. Nov. 
9, 1843, Joanna Dodge, dau. of Gen. James 
Appleton of Portland, Me.), Gen. Apple- 
ton commanded as colonel of volunteers at 
Fort Sevvell, Marblehead, Mass., during 
the war of 1812, and defended that fort 
against a detachment of the British Atlantic 
fleet; son of Major Abner, A. B. of Brim- 
field, Mass., b. at Brimfield, Mass., Jan. 9, 
1746, d. at Lima, N. Y., Nov. 7, 1837 (m. 
March 31, 1796, Persis Morgan), grad. Har- 
vard College, 1773, member of general court 
of Massachusetts which met at Watertown 
July 19, 1775, to Jan. 21, 1776, became major 
of first regiment of Continental troops raised 
in Massachusetts, this regiment (Col. Por- 
ter) marched with Arnold to Quebec and 
returned with him on his disastrous retreat, 
at Crown Point, July 8, 1776, he drew up 
address of field officers to Gen. John Sul- 
livan on his withdrawing from command 
of army of Canada, served until Aug. 29, 
1778, when he was appointed brigade major 
for Hampton county, Mass., and detailed 
there to supervise enlistments, in 1781 he 
was commissioned by Gov. John Hancock 
a justice of the Quorum for that county, in 
1782 was chairman of Committee of Public 
Safety, in 1798 was assessor for Hampton 
district to collect direct U. S. tax levied on 
the States by act of Congress, 1798, was a 
leading lawyer in large practice, selectman 
of Brimfield for twenty-two years, and 
member of the State Legislature for eighteen 
years; son of Jonathan of Brimfield, Mass., 
b. at Brimfield, Mass., Feb. 6, 1708, d. at 
Brimfield, Mass., Sept. 11, 1796 (m. Feb. 
26, 1745, Ruth Miller); son of Deacon 
Dayid of Brimfield, Mass., b. at Spring- 
field, Mass., Feb. 18, 1679, d. at Spring- 
field, Mass., Sept. ti, 1760 (m. 1703, Deb- 
orah Colton); son of Joseph of Springfield 
and Brimfield, Mass., b. at Springfield, 
Mass., March, 1640, d. at Brimfield, Mass., 
May, 1719 (m. March, 1677, Tryphenia 
Smith); son of CAPT. MILES MORGAN 
(the emigrant and founder of the family in 
America) of Bristol, Eng., and Springfield, 
Mass., b. at Llandaflf, Wales, April, 1616, d. 



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at Springfield, Mass., May, 1686. He was 
the youngest son of William Morgan, who 
removed from LlandafF in Wales to Bristol, 
Eng., and became a merchant there (date 
uncertain, but prior to 1635). A vessel hav- 
ing been chartered to carry colonists from 
Bristol to America, Miles, being about 
nineteen, in a spirit of adventure deter- 
mined to " try his luck " in the new world, 
and embarked. On shipboard he became 
interested in a young girl named Prudence 
Gilbert. On reaching New England early 
in 1636, Miss Gilbert went with friends 
to Beverley, Mass., while Miles joined a 
party headed by Col. Pyncheon, which 
started from Roxbury, Mass., and went 
into the wilderness, founding what is 
now the city of Springfield, Mass. He 
became prominent in the colony and was 
chosen captain of its militia. He found 
means to send a proposal of marriage to 
Miss Prudence Gilbert, and, on its being 
accepted, went on foot for her with an 
Indian guide. He brought her back on 
foot the whole distance with such relief as 
could be obtained from one horse, loaded 
with Miss Gilbert's household goods, the 
Indian going ahead, Capt. Morgan with 
loaded blunderbuss pointed at the Indian 
next, and then Miss Gilbert leading the 
horse. Capt. Morgan built a blockhouse 
and stockade, in which, at the sack of 
Springfield by the Indians, the white inhab- 
itants took refuge and a messenger was dis- 
patched to Boston for aid. Captain Samuel 
Appleton, at the head of twenty-four men, 
marched to the aid of Captain Morgan and 
raised the siege. It is interesting to note 
that Miss Joanna Appleton who, in 1843, 
married Peyton R. Morgan, the fourth 
great-grandson of Capt. Miles, was a lineal 
descendant of this Capt. Appleton. See 
Hyde's Hist, of Brimfield. 

MORRISON, LEONARD ALLISON of 
Windham, N. H., author, historian, 
member of N. H. house, 1885-6, senator, 
1887-8, educated at Tilton, N. H., Semi- 
nary, degree of A. M. from Dartmouth 
Coll., 1884, published in 1880 his History 
of the Morison or Morrison Family, in 1883 
his History of Windham, N. H., traveled 



in Europe, 1884, published in 1887 his 
Rambles in Europe with Historical Facts 
relating to Scotch-American Families, b. at 
Windham, N. H., Feb. 21, 1843, single; 
son of Jeremiah of Windham, N. H., b. 
there April 20, 1795, died there Nov. 24, 
1862 (m. Jan. 27, 1836, Eleanor Reed, dau. 
of Joab Kimball, b. at Peacham, Vt., Jan. 
8, 1808, d. at Windham, N. H., Aug. 8, 
1866), was active in church, member of 
House of Rep. of N. H., 1825-26, '41, '52, 
constitutional con., 1850; fifth son of Dea. 
Samuel of Windham, N. H., b. there Sep. 
28, 1748, d. there Jan. 2, 1816 (m. ist, May 
20, 1779, Sarah Park of Windham, b. Sept. 
4, 1757, d. Dec. 27, 1789, m. 2nd, Aug. 31, 
1792, Mrs. Margaret (Dinsmoor) Armor, b. 
at Windham, Oct. 14, 1759, d. Sept. 18, 1837), 
deacon, signer of association test, soldier 
of the Revolution; second son of Lieut. 
Samuel of Windham, N. H., b. 1704 at 
Aghadowey, county Londonderry, Ireland, 
d. Feb. II, 1776, at Windham, N. H. (m. 
Martha, dau. of Samuel Allison, b. at Lon- 
donderry, N. H., March 31, 1720, d. at 
Windham, Dec. 3, 1761), emigrated to 
America at fifteen years, was locally promi- 
nent in church and municipal affairs, known 
as "gentleman" on records, was deacon, 
waslieut. in French and Indian war; eldest 
son of Charter James of Londonderry, N. 
H., b. about 1675 in Scotland or Ireland, 
d. 1756 at Londonderry, N. H. (m. ist, 
Mary Wallace, in Ireland, 2nd, Janet Steele), 
was in defense of Londonderry, Ireland, 
1688-89, emigrated to Londonderry, N. H., 
1719, was one of those to whom charter of 
town was given; eldest son of John 
Morrison of Scotland, b. 1628 in county 
Aberdeen, Scotland, d. Feb. 16, 1736, at 
Londonderry, N. H., aged 108 years (m. 
ist, , 2nd, Janet Steele), re- 
moved to Aghadowey, county Londonderry, 
Ireland, previous to 1688, was in the cele- 
brated defense of city of Londonderry, Ire- 
land, with family in 1688-89, being, with 
others, driven beneath the walls of the city 
by orders of Gen. Conrad de Rosen, came 
to Londonderry, N. H., about 1720. The 
early home of the Morisons was in the 
island of Lewis, the chief of the clan lived 
at Habost, district of Ness. The chiefs 



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were hereditary judges for several centu- 
ries, the last judge dying about 1600. 

MUNSELL, CLAUDE G. of Albany, N. 
Y.; son of FRANK MUNSELL of 
Albany (m. Mary S. Houghtaling), compiler 
of the Munsell Genealogy, member of the 
Penn. Hist. Soc. ; son of Joel of Albany, 
b. at Northfield, Mass., April 14, 1808, d. 
at Albany, Jan. 15, 1880 (m. ist, June 17, 
1834, Jane C. Bigelow, d. June 17, 1854, 
2nd, Sept, II, 1856, Mary A. Reid), a pioneer 
historical printer, author of the Annals of 
Albany and of other historical and typo- 
graphical works, member of many historical 
societies, a tablet to his memory was erected 
by the city of Albany, 1886; son of Joel 
of Northfield, Mass., b. Jan. 14, 1783, at 
Windsor, Conn., d. April 3, 1865, at Al- 
bany, N. Y. (m. May 5, 1807, Cynthia 
Paine), a pioneer plow manufacturer; son 
of Hezekiah of East Windsor, Conn., b. 
there Jan. 17, 1753, d. there April 14, 1844 
(m. Jan. 24, 1777, Irene Bissell), served in 
the Revolution from April, 1775, to Nov. 
1780, was tall and erect and used frequently 
after the age of seventy-five to compete with 
young men in the field; son of Elislia of 
East Windsor, Conn., b. there Sept. 15, 
1723, d. there Nov. 22, 1803 (m. Dec. 27, 
1750, Kezia Taylor); son of Jacob of Wind- 
sor, Conn., b. 1690(7) at New London, 
Conn., d. at Windsor after 1741 (m. ist, 
1713, Sarah Calkins, who d. I7i6(?), 2nd, 
Feb. 15, 1718, Phebe Loomis), was ferry- 
man at Windsor, 1731, and innkeeper; 
son of Thomas of New London, 1681, b. 
about 1660, d. at New London, 1712 (m. 
Lydia ). 

NICHOLLS, GEORGE HUNTING- 
TON, Hoosac Falls, N. Y., b. at Bridge- 
port, Conn., grad. Trinity Coll., Hartford, 
Conn., 1839, ordained deacon, 1841, priest, 
1842, rector of St. John's Church, Salisbury, 
Conn., 1845, Grace Church, Cherry Valley, 
N. Y., 1854, St. Mark's Church. Hoosac 
Falls, N. Y., 1865, rector-emeritus, 1882, 
S. T. D. Hobart Coll., Geneva, N. Y., 
1886 (m. June 8, 1842, Julia Louisa, dau. 
of Walter Phelps of Hartford, Conn., a 
direct desc. of Judge William Phelps, b. in 
England, came to Windsor, Conn,, with 



Rev. John Warham in 1635, and dau. of 
Julia Steel Beach, a direct desc. of Secretary 
John Steel, a pioneer of Hartford); only 
son of Charles TheophilllS, b. at Strat- 
ford, July 21, 1771, d.at Bridgeport, Oct. 19, 
1849, senior warden St. John's Church, pay- 
master Fourth Reg. Conn. Cavalry under 
Gen. Joseph Walker, July, 1809 (m. ist, 
Sarah Lewis, dau. of Hon. Jabez Hunting- 
ton Tomlinson of Stratford, a desc. of 
Christopher Huntington, and an officer in 
Continental arm)', private guard of Major 
John Andre, Oct., 1780, representative, 
magistrate, and sister of Gov. Gideon Tom- 
linson of Connecticut, 1827-30, 2nd, Mrs. 
Harriet Heller Morris, dau. of Rev. James 
Heller, a chaplain of British army during 
its occupation of New York); son of Philip 
of Stratford, Conn., b. Jan. 2, 1726, d. May 
15, 1807, captain, chairman of committee 
to relieve suffering poor under Boston 
Poor Bill, 1794, member of committee to 
intercede with Gen. Tryon, 1774, vestry- 
man Christ Ch., Stratford, 1769-85, first 
lay delegate from Connecticut to the gen. 
conv. of Prot. Epis. Ch., 1792, father-in- 
law of Rev. Philo Shelton, the first clergy- 
man ever episcopally ordained in the U. S. 
(m. ist, Mehetable, dau. of William Peet, 
d. Sept. 23, 1756, 2nd, Mary, dau. of Joseph 
Prince and niece of Rev. Thomas Prince, 
pastor of Old South Ch., Boston, 1718-58, 
"the most assiduous annalist of New Eng- 
land history since the first generation," 
and great granddaughter of Thomas Hinck- 
ley, governor of Massachusetts, 1680-92); 
son of TheophilllS of Stratford, Conn., b. 
March 31, 1703, d. April 7, 1774, magis- 
trate, deputy to forty-one sessions of the 
Gen, Court 1736-72, vestryman of Christ 
Church, Stratford, 1746-69, built the first 
store and opened first trade on the harbor 
of Bridgeport, 1730 (m, Jan. 2, 1723, Sarah, 
dau. of Lieut. Ebenezer, and granddau. of 
Capt. William Curtis, an officer in King 
Philip's war, member of the council of war 
and captain of " such forces as shall be sent 
from Fairfield county against the Dutch at 
New York," 1672-75, and deputy for many 
years to the General Court of the Colony); 
son of Richard of Stratford, b. Nov. 26, 
1678, d. Sept. 29, 1756, committeman, chair- 



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man of com. securing Pembroke Green or 
Park (m. June 3, 1702, Comfort, dau. of 
Theophilus and granddau. of Hon. Samuel 
Sherman, deputy to Gen. Court of New 
Haven and Connecticut, assistant or sen- 
ator, 1662-67, member of the council of 
war, 1665, ancestor of Gen. William T. 
Sherman, U. S. A.); son of Isaac, Jr., b. 
at Stratford, March 12, 1654, d. 1690 (m. 

Mary ); son of Isaac, b. in England, 

1625, came with his father to Stratford, 
Conn., 1639, d. there 1695 (m. 1646, Mar- 
garet ), deputy to Gen. Court, 1662- 

64, father-in-law of Rev. Israel Chauncey, 
pastor of church at Stratford, 1665-1703, 
member of council of war of Connecticut 
and army surgeon during King Philip's 
war, 1675, one of the founders of Yale 
Coll. and elected its first president, Nov. 11, 
1701, father of Rev. Chas. Chauncey, mem- 
ber of the council of Saybrook 1708, one 
of the founders of the Fairfield Association; 
son of Francis, b. in England, I595(?), d. 
at Stratford, 1650, came to America; i635(?) 
with three sons and one daughter, Mrs. 
Richard Mills, was one of the original pro- 
prietors who, with Rev. Adam Blakeman 
and sixteen other families, settled at Strat- 
ford, Conn., on 76,000 acres, 1639, and in 
Oct, 1639, was appointed by the Gen. 
Court acting captain of the Train Band, 
there are some evidences that he belonged 
to the famous regiment of Horse Guards of 
London (m. 2nd, Anne, dau. of "Saintly 
Deacon Barnabas Wynes," b. in Wales and 
came with Rev. John Young as one of the 
original proprietors of Southold, L. I., in 
1640). " The origin of the ancient family 
of Nicolls has been by antiquarians vari- 
ously and largely treated upon. It is stated 
that at the time of Edward the Confessor 
one Nicholas de Albini alias Nigell or 
NichoU came over from Normandy and 
was the common ancestor." — Burke. 

NIMS, HENRY BARNARD of Troy, 
N. Y., b. at Ware, Mass., Sept. 9, 
1828 (m. May 17, 1853, Susan Augusta 
Miles), publisher, bookseller; only son of 
Seth of Amherst, Mass., b. at Conway, 
Mass., Sept. 11, 1798, d. at Amherst, Sept. 
25, 1877 (m. Nov. 26, 1823, Emila Dickin- 



son), was an active and pronounced demo- 
crat and held the offices ot school commis- 
sioner, constable, selectman, and was post- 
master during the administrations of Polk, 
Pierce and Buchanan; son of Israel of 
Conway, Mass., b. Feb. 15, i75i,d. Sept. 
20, 1828 (m. 1st, Dec. 12, 1773, Ruth Childs, 
2nd, May 6, 1788, Bethiah Bangs and had 
fifteen children); son of Jeremiah of Deer- 
field, Mass., b. 1721, d. July 12, 1797, at 
Conway, Mass. (m. Mary Nims); son of 
John of Deerfield, Mass., b. 1679 at North- 
ampton, Mass. (m. 1707, Elizabeth Hull), 
his homestead was on lot one, west side of 
the street in Deerfield, Mass.; son of God- 
frey of Northampton, d. about 1705 (m. 
ist, Mary Williams, 2nd, Mehitable Hull, 
who with three of her children and two 
children of the first wife were- slain Feb. 
29, 1704, by the Indians while on their way 
as captives to Canada after the destruction 
of Deerfield). 

OLIVER, FITCH EDWARD, M. D., of 
Boston, Mass., b. Nov. 25, 1819 (m. 
July 17, 1866, Susan Lawrence, eldest dau. 
of the late Rev. Charles Mason, D. D,, of 
Boston, a son of the Hon. Jeremiah Mason, 
children, Charles Edward, Andrew, Mary 
Mason, Edward Pullen, Everard Lawrence 
and Susan Lawrence), grad. Dartmouth 
Coll., 1839, M. D at Harvard Univ., 1843, 
wais many years one of the visiting physi- 
cians of the Boston City Hospital, is a 
member of the Mass. Hist. Soc. ; son of 
Daniel, M. D., LL. D., of Cambridge, 
Mass., b. Sept. 9, 1787, at Marblehead, d. 
June I, 1842, at Cambridge (m. Dec. i, 
1817, Mary Robinson, only dau. of Edward 
Pullen of Salem), distinguished as a class- 
ical and general scholar, lecturer, teacher 
and physician, and held professorships in 
Dartmouth, Bowdoin and other colleges, 
was author of The First Lines of Physiol- 
ogy; son of Rev. Thomas Fitch of Garri- 
son Forest, Md., near Baltimore, Md., b. 
May 14, 1757, at Salem, Mass., d. Jan. 25, 
1797, at Garrison Forest (m. Sarah, dau. 
of William Pynchon of Salem), was the 
fifth deacon ordained by Bishop Seabury, 
and was rector of St. John's Church, Provi- 
dence, St. Michael's, Marblehead, and St. 



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Thomas', Garrison Forest; son of Andrew, 
Jr., of Salem, Mass., b. Nov. 13, 1731, at 
Boston, d. Dec. 6, 1799, at Salem (m. Mary, 
eldest dau. of Benjamin Lynde), was judge 
of Court of Common Pleas of Essex, but 
was especially interested in science and was 
one of the founders of the Am. Acad, 
of Arts and Sciences and member of the 
Am. Philos. Soc; son of Andrew of Bos- 
ton, b. there March 28, 1706, d. there March 
3, 1774 (m. Mary, dau. of Hon. Thomas 
Fitch of Boston), was sec. of Prov. of 
Mass. Bay for many }'ears, lieut.-gov. in 
1772, he lived at a stormy political period, 
but was never disloyal to the government 
under which he served; son of Daniel of 
Boston, b. there Feb. 28, 1664, d. there July 
23, 1732 (m. April, 1696, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Hon. Andrew Belcher and sister of Gov. 
Belcher), was for many years connected 
with the charitable department of the city 
government, and left a bequest for the 
maintenance by the city of a spinning 
school, was a man of wealth and benevo- 
lence; son of Peter of Boston, b. 1618 in 
England, d. 1670 at Boston (m. Sarah, dau. 
of John Newdigate), served with honor in 
the wars with the Indians and was at one 
time commander of the Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery Company, his tomb is in the 
Granary Burial Ground; son of Thomas of 
Boston, who came from England in the 
ship William and Francis in 1632, d. June 
I, 1658, at Boston, nearly ninety years of 

age (m. Anne ), was educated a 

physician, was one of the first who prac- 
ticed his profession in the Mass Colony, 
and was one of the elders of the First 
Church. 

OVERTON, GILBERT EDMOND, U. 
S. A. (m. Feb. 20, 1873, at Detroit, Jane 
Dyson Watkins), Sec. Lieut. Fourth N. Y. 
Vol. Cavalry, Sept. 26, 1861, First Lieut, and 
Adjt. Twelfth N. Y. Vol. Cavalry, Oct. 25, 
1862, Sec. Lieut. Sixth U. S. (Reg.) Cavalry, 
Oct. 2, 1867, promoted to First Lieut. May 
22, 1872, to Captain Dec. 30, 1881, in active 
service as Captain 1888, and ALBERT RU- 
DOLPH OVERTON (m. Therese de An- 
gelis at New York city); sons of Gilbert 
Davis of New York, b. July 12, 1812, at 



Southold, N. Y., d. July 30, 1849, at New 
York (m. Jan. 17, 1838, at New York to 
Julia Frances Westcott); son of Maltiah 
of Southold, N. Y., b. July 31, 1776, at New 
London, Conn., d. Nov. i, 1839 (m. Dec. 
30, 1799, Lucretia Davis); son of Nathaniel 
of Southold, N. Y., b. 1734, d. Feb. 15, 
1817 (m. 1768, Keziah Coleman); son of 
Nathaniel of Southold, b. there 1708, d, 
there Aug. or Oct. 29, 1799 (f"- 1st, May 23, 
1732, Alathea Way, 2nd, Aug. 25 or 29, 
1754, Mary Terry); son of Isaac of South- 
old, b. there 1683, d. there Nov. 4 or 7, 1723 
(m. Abigail Moore); son of Isaac of South- 
old, b. there 1658, d. there 1688 (m. Sarah 

); son of (m. Hannah Elton, 

sister of John Elton). The records of 
Southold show that John Elton left his es- 
tate by will to Isaac Overton, "son of his 
sister Hannah;" will proved at Southold 
and was dated 1675. 

PHILLIPS, ALBERT MERRITT of 
Auburn, Mass., b. at Charlton, Mass. 
(m. Mary Charlotte, dau. of Stephen Sibley, 
a desc. of John Sibley of Salem, 1629); son 
of AUSTIN TOWNE PHILLIPS of Charl- 
ton and Auburn, Mass., b. Aug. 26, 1815, 
at Charlton (m. Jan. i, 1843, Abigail, dau. 
of Hiram Willis); youngest son of Daniel 
of Charlton, Mass., b. March i, 1776, at 
Auburn (then Oxford), d. March 27, 1848, 
at Charlton (m. ist, 1798, Hannah, dau. of 
Samuel Small, 2nd, Aug. 28, 1800, Jemima, 
dau. of Jonathan Dennis, 3rd, Dec. 27,1807, 
Abigail, dau. of Asa Dresser, 4th, Dec. 19, 
1816, Lucy, dau. of Gershom Harwood); 
youngest son of Israel of Oxford, Mass., 
b. Aug. 17, 1737. d. Feb. 28, 1800 (m. Sept. 
18, 1760, Huldah, dau. of Dea. Jonathan 
Towne), was one of the thirty-four who 
were sent from Oxford, Aug. 18, 1758, for 
the relief of Fort William Henry; third son 
of Joseph of Oxford, Mass., b. Dec. 4, 
1702, at Watertown, Mass., d. April 23, 
1771, at Oxford (m. ist, Ruth Towne, 2nd, 
Bathsheba Towne); seventh son of The- 
ophilus of Watertown, Mass., b. May 28, 
1636, d. prior to Dec. 3, 1730 (m. ist, Berthia 
Kettell or Kendal, 2nd, Nov. 21, 1677, Mary 
Bennet); fourth son of George, first minis- 
ter of Watertown, Mass., b. about 1593 at 



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Rainham, St- Martins, county of Norfolk, 
England, d. July i, 1644, at Watertown, 
Mass. (m. ist, dau. of Richard Sargent, 
2nd, Elizabeth, probably widow of Capt. 
Robert Welden), grad. at Gonville and 
Cains College, Cambridge, Eng., in 1613, 
M. A., 1617, nonconformist minister, dis- 
tinguished for his knowledge of the scrip- 
tures, settled in Suffolk county, but, on 
account of the religious persecution in 
England, left for America April 12, 1630, 
in the ship Arbella, with Gov. Winthrop 
and Sir Richard Saltonstall, having with 
him his wife and two children, and arrived 
at Salem June 12, became pastor of the 
Watertown church in July, and so contin- 
ued "greatly respected and beloved " until 
his death, he was first freeman, first advo- 
cate of the Congregational order and dis- 
cipline, promulgated liberal views upon 
civil government in advance of his con- 
temporaries, which were for a time regarded 
as novel, suspicious and extreme, but as 
generally accepted afterward, became, to a 
large extent, interwoven in the fabric of 
our free institutions; son of Christopher 
of Rainham, St. Martins, Eng. 

READ, HARMON PUMPELLY of 
Albany, N. Y., b. i860, fellow of the 
Royal Geographical Society, member of the 
Geographical Society of France, of the His- 
torical Society of New York, etc., president 
of the Y. M. A. of Albany, 1886, major and 
inspector of rifle practice. Fifth Brig,, N. G. , 
S. N. Y., first vice-prest. of the Uncondi- 
tional Club, 1888; son of JOHN MERE- 
DITH READ of Albany, b. 1837 (m. Del- 
phine Marie, dau. of Harmon Pumpelly), 
LL. B., M. A., F. S. A., M. R. I. A., etc., 
educated at a military school and at Brown 
Univ., commanded National Cadets of 
Prov., R. I., aide-de-camp with rank of 
colonel to the gov. of R. I., 1855, organized 
the wide-awake movement which swept the 
State of N. Y. for Lincoln in i860, accepted 
in Nov. of that year the office of adj. -gen. 
of the State of N. Y. rank of brig.-gen., 
chairman of the gov. com. which welcomed 
Pres. Lincoln at Buffalo, chairman of the 
com. of three to draft a bill appropriating 
three millions for the purchase of arms and 
6 



equipments, 1861, received the official 
thanks of the war dept. for his energy, abil- 
ity and zeal in the organization and equip- 
ment of troops during the war, appointed 
by Gen. Grant consul-gen. of the U. S. for 
France and Algeria, likewise acted as con- 
sul-gen. of Germany during Franco-German 
war, received the repeated thanks of the 
German and French governments, in 1872 
chairman of a commission to examine into 
the expediency of extending the study of 
the English language in the French army, 
appointed, Nov., 1873, minister resident in 
Greece, received the repeated thanks of 
government while holding that position, 
resigned Sept. 23, 1879, on this occasion 
the sec. of state addressed to him a letter 
expressing the extreme regret of the U. S. 
government at his retirement, in which he 
says; " The manner in which you have con- 
ducted the duties of minister of this gov- 
ernment to Greece has been such as to merit 
hearty approval," etc., the moment he was 
freed from official ties he set to work with 
ardor to promote the interests of the Greeks 
who were then pleading their cause before 
Europe, in 1881 King George in recognition 
of his eminent services to Greece since his 
resignation of the post of U. S. minister, 
created him a Knight Grand Cross of the 
Order of the Redeemer (the highest dignity 
in the gift of the Greek government), he 
was pres. of the Am. Social Science Con- 
gress at Albany, 1868, and vice-pres. of the 
British Social Science Congress at Ply- 
mouth in 1872, author of many public ad- 
dresses, learned papers, and of " Historical 
Inquiry Concerning Henry Hudson," also 
of " Relation of the Soil to Plants and Ani- 
mals," etc.; son of John Meredith of 
Phila., b. 1797, d. 1874 (m. Priscilla Mar- 
shall, desc. from Gov. Bradford of the May- 
flower), grad. at Univ. of Penna., LL. D., 
called to the bar, 1823, member of Penn. 
leg., 1823, att'y-gen. of the State, judge of 
Supreme Court, chief justice, author; son 
of John of Phila., b. 1769, d. 1854 (m. 
Martha, dau. of Brig.-gen Samuel Meredith, 
mem. Continental Congress, first treasurer 
of the U. S.), grad. Princeton Coll., 1787, 
mem. State leg., 1815-16, State senator, 
city solicitor; son of George of Delaware, 



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b. 1734, d. 1798 (m. Gertrude, dau. of Rev. 
Geo. Ross, and sister to George Ross, one 
of the signers of the declaration of Ameri- 
can independence, and of John Ross, Royal 
attorney-general), called to the bar, 1754, 
attorney-gen. of county, 1763-74, member 
of leg. of Delaware, president of the Dela- 
ware State, mem. of constitutional congress, 

1774-77, ONE OF THE SIX SIGNERS OF THE 
DECLARATION OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 
WHO WERE ALSO FRAMERS OF THE CONSTITU- 
TION OF THE United States, judge of the 
Court of Appeals, 1779, chief justice of Del- 
aware, U. S. senator, 1789-93, his brother, 
Col. James Read, crossed the Delaware river 
with Gen. Washington on Christmas night, 
1776, and afterward distinguished himself 
in various battles, his third brother, Capt. 
Thomas Read, stood eighth on the Conti- 
nental navy list in 1776 and commanded 
the frigate Washington and also the guns 
which raked the Assanpink at the battle of 
Trenton; son of Colonel John, one of the 
original proprietors of Charlestown,and one 
of commissioners appointed by the Colo- 
nial Legislature of Maryland to layout and 
govern that city, b. in Dublin, 1688, camfe 
to America and purchased lands in Cecil 
county, Md., d. June 15, 1756 (m. Mary 
Howell, an aunt of Gov. Howell of N. J.); 
son of Henry, b. in England; son of 
Charles; son of Richard of Dunstew, 
who was the brother of Sir Thomas Read, 
knight, of Barton Court, Brockett Hall, 
Dunstew and Ipsden; son of Sir Thomas 
(m. Mary, dau. of George Stonehouse, Esq., 
clerk of the Green Cloth), lord of the man- 
ors of Beedon, Barton and Dunstew, high 
sheriff for the county of Berks, 1581; son 
of Thomas of Barton Court, 1575 (m. Anne, 
dau. of Thomas Hoo of the Hoo county, 
Hertford); son of William, lord of the 
manors of Beedon and Stanmore, obtained 
Barton Court, 1536 (m. Dorothy, dau. of 
John Beaumont of Cole Orton); son of 
Edward, high sheriff for Berkshire in the 
seventeenth year of Henry VI, 1439, and 
again in 1451, lord of the manor of Beedon, 
and is named in Fuller's British Worthies. 
The arms of this historic family are: Gu., 
a saltier, between four garbs, or. Crest, on 
the stump of a tree, vert, a falcon, rising, 



ppr., belled and jessed, or. Motto, Cedant 
Arma Togae. 

ROCHESTER, THOMAS FOR 
XI TESCUE of Rochester, N. Y., b. 
Oct. 8, 1823, grad. Geneva Coll., 1845, M. 
D., Univ. of Penn., 1848 (m. May 6, 1882, 
Margaret Munro, dau. of Rt. Rev. W. H. 
De Lancey, first bishop of western New 
York). LL. D., Hobart Coll., 1885, dean 
Med. Dept. Univ. of Buffalo, pres. N. Y. 
State Med. Soc, 1875-76, d. May 24, 1887; 
eldest son of Thonias H., b. at Hagers- 
town, Md., Sept. 23, 1797, mayor of the 
city of Rochester, N. Y., 1839, died Oct. 6, 
1874; third son of Col. Nathaniel, founder 
of the city of Rochester, N. Y., b. Feb. 21, 
1752, in Westmoreland Co., Va., col. of 
North Carolina troops in 1777, mem. of N. 
Carolina leg., 1776, member of Maryland 
leg., about 1790, presidential elector (favor 
of Jas. Madison) for Maryland, 1808, and 
for New York in 1816, and mem. N. Y. 
leg., 1821-22; third son of John of West- 
moreland Co., Va.,b. about 1708, d. Nov., 
1754; eldest son of William of Westmore- 
land Co., Va., b. about 1680, d. Oct., 1750; 
son of Nicholas, b. in England about 1640, 
d. in Virginia after 1719. 

ROCHESTER, WILLIAM BEATTY, 
U. S. A., b. Feb. 15, 1826 (m. June 
19, 1862, Anna L. Martin of Albany), major 
and paymaster, U. S. A., from June i, 1861, 
paymaster-gen., U. S. A., since Feb. 17, 1882; 
son of Judge William Beatty of Buffalo, 
N. Y., b. Jan. 29, 1789, at Hagerstown, 
Md,, d. June 15, 1838 (m. Jan. 31, 1816, 
Amanda Hopkins), was a circuit judge of 
New York, 1824-26, "bucktail" candidate 
for gov. of New York, 1826, presidential 
elector for James Monroe, 1820, was lost 
at sea on steamer Pulaski off the coast of 
South Carolina, June 15, 1838 ; son of 
Nathaniel of Rochester, N. Y., b. Feb. 
21, 1752, d. May 14, 1831 (m. April 20, 
1788, at Hagerstown, Md., Sophia Beatty 
of Frederick, Md.), founder of Rochester, 
N. Y., in 1810, was colonel, dep'y-com'g- 
gen. North Carolina forces from May 10, 
1776, was presidential elector for James 
Madison in 1808, again for James Monroe 
in 1816. 



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■pOOF, CLARENCE M. of New York 
-Ll; city, b. Sept. 7, 1842 (m. Feb. 25, 
1868, Katharine H., dau. of Henry I. Hoyt 
of Norwalk, Conn.), and FRANCIS H. 
ROOF of Rhinebeck, N. Y., grad. Med. 
Dept. of Columbia Coll., N. Y., 1862, act- 
ing assistant surgeon, U. S. A., 1865-66 in 
the war of Rebellion, b. Dec. 4, 1840(01. 
May 24, 1866, Mary M., dau. of James and 
granddau. of Samuel Stocking of Utica, N. 
Y.); sons of Philip V. of Cooperstown, N. 
Y., b. Nov. 23, 1808, at Canajoharie, N. Y., 
d. Nov. 2, 1882, at Rhinebeck, N. Y. (m. 
ist, Dec. 22, 1830, Mary E., dau. of Henry 
Loucks, LL. D., of Palatine Bridge, N. Y., 
2nd, 1828, Eliza M., dau. of Harvey W. 
Babcock of Cooperstown, N. Y.), a sheriff 
of Otsego county; son of Martin of Cana- 
joharie, N. Y., grad. Union Coll., 1806, b. 
April 19, 1783, d. April 3, 1827 (m. ist, 
Feb. 10, 1805, at Canajoharie, Neeltje, dau. 
of Philip Van Alstyn, and granddau. of 
Gosen Van Alstyn and Elizabeth Schuyler, 
her father Philip was member of N. Y. 
assembly, 1798, during the Revolution his 
house, yet standing at Canajoharie, was 
palisaded and called Fort Rensselaer, she 
d. Feb. 21, 1810, 2nd, Elizabeth W., dau. 
of Gerrit A. Lansing and Elizabeth, grand- 
dau. of Jacobus Wynkoop, a captain in 
the Fourth N. Y. Continentals in Revolu- 
tion); son of Johaniiis of Fort Stanwix, 
N. Y., 1760-77, Canajoharie, 1777-98, b. 
Dec. 7, 1735, at Baden, Germany, d. Nov. 
15, 1798, at Canajoharie, N. Y. (m. Annie 
M. Leonhardo of Heidelberg, Baden), came 
to America in 1759, became an Indian 
trader at Fort Stanwix in 1760, being the 
first established at that fort, was captain 
of Tryon county exempt militia, on duty 
against the tories at Fort Stanwix, at battle 
of Oriskany and at Canajoharie, was founder 
of the village of Canajoharie, his eldest 
son, John, born at Fort Stanwix, 1761, was 
the first white child born in what is now 
Oneida county, he was at the battle of 
Oriskany and with Gen. Herkimer at his 
death, was col, of militia and mem. N. Y. 
assembly, 1802; son of Johaiinis Ruelfof 
Durlach in Baden; son of Joliaii Andreas 
of Durlach in Baden, a native of Wur- 
temburg, a desc. of Malbert RuefF, who 



removed to Baden after the " thirty years' 
war." 

SANBORN, JOHN BENJAMIN of St. 
Paul, Minn., lawyer, brevet major- 
general in war of Rebellion, special Indian 
commissioner, 1867-68; son of Frederick 
of Epsom, N. H., b. Oct. 27, 1789, d. May 9, 
1881 (m. March 20, 1816, Lucy L, Sargent, 
who d. June 17, 1863); son of Josiali, b. 
Oct. 4, 1763 (m. 1788-89 Anna Locke); son 
of Eliphalet of Epsom, N. H., b. July 19, 
1730, d. July 27. 1794 (m. Nov. 19, 1761, 
Margaret Wallace who d. April 29, 1836); 
son of Reuben of Epsom, N. H., b. April 

10, 1699 (m. Margaret ) ; son of 

Josiall (m. ist, Aug. 25, 1681, Hannah 
Moulton, 2nd, widow Sarah Perkins); son 
of William of Hampton, b. about 1622, 
d. at Hampton, Sept. 18, 1692 (m. Mary 
Moulton), freeman, 1678, selectman and 
representative; son of JoIin(?) of Hamp- 
ton, b. about 1600, d. in England (m. dau. 
of Rev. Stephen Bachilor). 

SANDS, JAMES THOMAS, b. at St. 
Louis, Mo., Feb. 22, 1844; son of 
Samuel (xilbert, b, in Montgomery Co., 
Pa., Feb. 28, 1816, d. at San Francisco, 
Cal., Aug. 21, 1870 (m. at Camden, Mo., 
April 13, 1843, Ann Maria, dau. of Thos. 
and Comfort Wright, «<?/ Hancock, Thos. 
Wright was a cousin of Gov. Silas Wright 
of New York and Comfort Hancock was a 
daughter of Isaac Hancock, a cousin of 
Gov. John Hancock of Boston, Mass.), a 
California pioneer of 1849, was the first to 
grow wheat and barley in northern part of 
the State (Long Bar, Yuba Co.), and first 
to manufacture tobacco from native plants 
at Marysville, Yuba Co.; son of James, b. 
in Montgomery Co., Pa., Oct. 15, 1785, d. 
there July 24, 1825 (m. ist, Miss Gilbert, 
2nd, Miss Herman, by whom he had a 
daughter), colonel in war of 1812, and with 
Gen. Jackson at the taking of Fort Bar- 
rancas, Florida, from the Spanish; son of 
Samuel, b. in Pennsylvania, June 13, 1736, 
d. in Montgomery Co., Pa., Feb. 12, 1792 
(m. Catherine Bechtel); son of John, b. at 
Sands' Point, L. I., 1710, d. in Pennsyl- 
vania, 1775, assisted William Penn in set- 
tling Pennsylvania; son of James, b. at 



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Block Island, R. I., 1672, d. at Long Island, 
N. Y., 1731 (m. 1697, Mary Cornell); son 
of James Sands or Sandys (spelled both 
ways), b. in England, 1622, d. at Block 
Island, R. I., March 13, 1695 (m. Sarah, 
dau. of John and Catherine Walker of 
Portsmouth, R. I.), was a follower of the 
celebrated Ann Hutchenson, and in 1643 
was resident at Portsmouth, R. I., and in 
1661 was one of the purchasers of Block 
Is. ; brother of Henry Sandys or Sandis — 
Sands, who was bom in England, died at 
Boston, Mass., 165 1, was, with his wife 
Sybil, member of the church, Dec. 20, 1638, 
and was, with Rev. Ezekiel Rogers and 
others, founder of the church at Rowley, 
Mass., in 1646 removed back to Boston, 
was a friend of Roger Williams ; son of 
Henry Sandes,'or Sands, b. Sept. 30, 1572, 
d. 1626, was in holy orders; was the sixth 
son of Edwin Sandis, who died arch- 
bishop of York during Queen Elizabeth's 
reign, and brother of Sir Edwin Sandys, 
London treasurer, and Geo. Sandys, resi- 
dent treasurer of Virginia Co., 1620; son 
of Edwin Sandis (Sandes, Sandys, Sands), 
b. at Hawkshead, Lancashire, Eng., 15 19, 
d. at Southwell near Newark, Nottinghamp- 
shire, Eng., July 10, 1588 (m. Cicily Wil- 
ford of Hartridge, Kent, Eng.) was bishop 
of Worcester, then London, and in 1576 
was made archbishop of York, which dig- 
nity he held until his death. The family 
can be traced by record to Ulnod, a Saxon 
who dwelt at a place called Sande in the 
Isle of Wight, county of Hampshire, Eng., 
and in the reign of Edward the Confessor, 
as was the custom of the age and during 
the Holy Wars, he took the surname of 
Sande from where he came. 

SARG^ENT, WILLIAM MITCHELL of 
Portland, Me., counsellor-at-law, grad. 
Harvard Univ., 1869, A. M., 1872, contrib- 
utor to local genealogical and historical 
works, editor of York Deeds and Maine 
Wills, member Maine Hist. Soc, Maine 
Geneal. Soc, and of the Georges Society, 
b. Sept. 5, 1848. at El Dorado, Ark. (m. 
Oct. 27, 1886, Mabel Hurd); son of Wil- 
liam True of Portland, Me., b. at No. Yar- 
mouth, Me., July 24, 1807, d. at Portland, 



Me., April 19, 1886 (m. Oct. 13, 1847, Han- 
nah Brown Mitchell, descended in the 
eighth generation from Experience Mitch- 
ell of Bridgewater, Mass.); son of Jolin of 
No. Yarmouth, Me., b. at Scarborough, 
Me., June 3, 1771, d. at No. Yarmouth, 
Me., Sept. 7, 1844 (m. Oct. 7, 1795, Eleanor 
True, descended in the sixth generation 
from Henry True of Salem, Mass., emi- 
grated from Iluddersfield, Yorkshire, Eng.); 
son of Jolin of Scarborough, Me., buried 
at Scarborough, Me., Jan. 3, 1771 (m. Oct. 
30, 1765, Margaret Thompson, granddau. 
of Paul Thompson of Scarborough and 
Kittery, Me.), about whom further informa- 
tion is sought. It is supposed that the 
above John Sargent is descended from the 
first William Sargent of Amesbury, Mass., 
but positive information of the connecting 
line is wanting, and for it the subject of 
this sketch offers a generous reward. 

SHERMAN, CHARLES POMEROY of 
Philadelphia, Pa., b. at Brooklyn, N. 
Y., Dec. 6, 1847, admitted to Philadelphia 
bar, 1881; eldest son of BYRON SHER 
MAN, formerly of New York, N. Y., now 
of St. Louis, Mo., b. at Homer, N. Y., 
June 3, 1824 (m. ist, Feb. 24, 1847, Mary 
Pomeroy, b. April 17, 1827, d. March 23, 
1849, dau. of Daniel Pomeroy of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., a descendant of Eltweed Pomeroy, 
who came, 1630, in ship John and Mary 
from Devonshire, Eng., and who was a 
descendant of Sir Ralph de la Pomeroy, b. 
at the Manor of Pomeroy, Normandy, about 
1025, who came to England with William 
the Conqueror in 1066, and fought in the 
battle of Hastings, and d. at the castle of 
Berry Pomeroy, Devon, Eng., 2nd, Nov. 
30, 1852, Julia Burnham); eldest son of 
John of Homer, N. Y., b. at Brimfield, 
Mass., June 16, 1796, d. July 11, 1869 (m. 
May 28, 1823, Lucy, dau. of Joseph King 

and Pomero)'); third son of Tliomas 

of Brimfield, Mass., b. Dec. 28, 1766, d. 
Jan. 14, 1844 (m. July , 1789, Sarah, dau. 
of Reuben Tovvnsley and Abigail Morgan); 
son of Tliomas of Brimfield, Mass., b. 
Sept. 6, 1721, d. (m. ); sev- 

enth son of Dr. Jolin of Brimfield, Mass., 
b. at Sudbury, Mass., about 1675, d. 



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(m. ); son of Rev. James of Sud- 

bury, Mass., b, about 1645, d. (m. 

); son of Rev. John, b. at Dedham, 
Essex Co., Eng., Dec. 26, 1613, d. at 
Watertown, Mass., Aug*8, 1685 (m. 2nd, 
Mary Launce), Puritan, educated at Cam- 
bridge, Eng., came to Boston, Mass., with 
his father, 1634, fellow of, and lectured at 
Harvard Coll., magistrate and minister; 
eldest son of Edmond, b. at Dedham, Eng., 
June 23, 1595, d. at New Haven, Conn., 

1641 (m. 1st, Joan , 2nd, Judith 

Angier), Puritan, came to Boston, Mass., 
1634; second son of Ediiioud, b, at Ded- 
ham, Eng., , d. at Dedham, 1600 (m. 
1st, Ann Pelatte, 2nd, Anne Clear); second 
son of Henry, b. at Dedham, 1520, d. , 
buried at Dedham, 1589 (m. Agnes Butler); 
son of Thomas of Suffolk Co., Eng., b. 
, d. , buried at Dedham, March 
16, 1564. 

SIBLEY, HIRAM of Rochester, N. Y., 
b. Feb. 6, 1807. first pres. Western 
Union Telegraph Co., pres. Bank of Mon- 
roe, founder of Sibley Coll. of Mechanic 
Arts, and Sibley Hall, founder and senior 
proprietor of one of the largest seed firms 
in America; son of Benjamin of Adams, 
Mass., b. April 29, 1768, d. Oct. 2, 1829 (m. 
Zilpha Davis); son of Timothy of Sutton, 
Mass., b. Nov. 2, 1727, d. Dec. 6, 1818 (m. 
Oct. 16, 1753, Anne Waite, 2nd, Mrs. Han- 
nah Amidon), served in Revolution as col.; 
son of John, b. Sept. 18, 1687 (m. Zerniah 
Gould); son of Joseph, b. 1655 (m. Susanna 

), a fisherman; son of John, who 

came with his brother Richard and their 
wives from England in 1629, and settled at 
Salem, Mass., united with the church at 
Charlestown, 1634, took freeman's oath, 
1635, selectman of Salem and went to gen- 
eral court at Boston, d. 1661. 

S LOCUM, ELLIOTT TRUAX of De- 
troit, Mich., b. at Trenton, Mich., May 
15, 1839, attended Rev. Moses Hunter's 
Episcopal school on Grosse Isle, grad. 
Union Coll., Schenectady, N. Y., 1862, 
sec. degree Univ. of Mich. 1869, engaged 
on two thousand acres in farming and stock- 
raising 1862-72, senator 1869, one of the 
first directors of the Chicago and Canada 



Southern R. R., one of the founders of the 
First Nat. Bank at Whitehall, Mich., and 
is now one of the directors of the Detroit 
Nat. Bank, also a trustee of the Saratoga 
Monument Association of N. Y. State, 
member of the Michigan Club, member of 
the Detroit Club, a director of the Grosse 
Point Club, pres. of Belle Isle Park Com- 
mission (m. July 30, 1872, Charlotte Gross, 
dau. of Ransom E. Wood of Grand Rapids); 
son of (xiles Bryan of Slocum's Is., b. July 
II, 1808, at Saratoga, N. Y., d. Jan. 26, 
1884, at Slocum's Island, Wayne county, 
Mich. (m. in 1S38 Sophia Maria Brigham 
Truax of Trenton, Mich.), he went to Ohio 
in 1831 and assisted in surveying the village 
of Vistula now Toledo, conducted the first 
store there, went to Newport, Mich., in 
1833-4 in t^>e stave business, established 
the first store and wharf at Trenton 1834, 
erected mills at Slocum's Grove, Mich., 
extended his purchases of lands in Michigan 
and devoted his time to their improvement 
and to sheep raising, becoming the most 
extensive wool grower in the State 1840-55, 
at one time owned three miles of lands 
along Detroit river including Slocum's 
Island, cleared over 1,500 acres of timber 
land, engaged in drawing piles and build- 
ing wharves 1843-51, built the two bridges 
over Rouge river, was original owner of 
lands which are now Whitehall, Slocum's 
Grove, etc., etc. ; son of Jeremiah of 
Saratoga, b. 1780, d. Feb. 15, 1832 (m. Eliza- 
beth Byran), farmer and lumberman; son 
of (xiles of Saratoga, b. Jan. 5, 1759, d. Nov. 
14, 1826 (m. Sarah Ross), one of the few 
who escaped Indian massacre in Wyoming 
valley, Pa., 1778, removed to Dutchess co. 
N. Y., thence to Saratoga in 1786, thence 
to Claverack about 1806, returned to Sara- 
toga about 1815, farmer, innkeeper and 
merchant, served in Sullivan's expedition ; 
son of Jonathan, b. May i, 1733, d. Dec, 
16, 1778 (m. Feb. 23, 1757, Ruth Tripp), 
was a blacksmith at Warwick, R. I., 1757- 
71, removed to Wyoming valley, Pa., about 
1774, killed by the Indians; son of Hon. 
Joseph of E. Greenwich, R. I., b. Jan. 30, 
1706 (m. Sept. 27, 1724, Patience Carr), ad- 
mitted freeman 1732, farmer and dealer in 
land, deputy to Gen. Assembly 1741-4; son 



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of Giles of Newport, R. L, b. there, d. | 
there before 1724 (m. Nov. 23, 1704, Mary 
Paine), freeman 1707; son of Samuel of 
Newport, b. i657(?); son of Giles, b. in 
Somersetshire, Eng., d. at Portsmouth, R. 
I., 1682, made numerous purchases and 
sales of land in Portsmouth; son of An- 
thony of Taunton, Mass., b. in England, 
came to America in 1637 and settled at 
Taunton. 

SMITH, JAMES MURDOCK of Buf- 
falo, N. Y., LL. D. Hobart Coll., judge 
Sup. Court, Buffalo, 1874, chief justice 1886, 
author From Buffalo to Vienna, 1882, b. 
Aug. 23, 1816 (m. ist, 1840, Martha Wash- 
ington, dau. of E. A. Bradley of Buffalo, 
2nd, 1845, Margaret Louisa, dau. of John 
P. Sherwood of Oneida Castle, N. Y.); 
son of Harvey Douglas of Gouverneur, 
N. Y., b. Nov. 9, 1789, at Pawlet, Vt., d. 
Sept. 28, 1864, at Gouverneur, N. Y., mem- 
ber of assembly, 1829, supervisor, 1827, '35, 
'37, special county judge, 1858, surrogate 
of St. Lawrence county, N. Y., 1859, town 
clerk, justice of the peace for 37 years, 
author of the genealogies of the Smith, 
Douglas and Murdock families (m. ist, 
Sept. 17, 1812, Harriet, dau. of Rev. James 
Murdock of Martinsburg, N. Y., 2nd, Jan. 
2, 1822, Mary Haven, dau. of Rev. John B. 
Preston); son of Natlianiel of Suffield, 
Conn., and of Rupert and Pawlet, Vt., b. 
May 22, 1729, at Suffield, d. Oct. 19, 1821, 
at St. Armand, Canada (m. ist, 1750, Sarah 
McCartee, 2nd, 1779, Sarah, dau. Domineor 
William Douglas of Shoreham, Vt.,a cadet 
of the Lochleven Douglases (Earls of Mor 
ton) of Scotland); son of Nathaniel of Suf- 
field, Conn., b. March 3, 1702, d. I776,admit- 
ted to Suffield church Feb. 27, 1725 (m. Dec. 
14, 1727, Mercy Smith of Suffield); son of 
Ebenezer of Hadley, Mass., and Suffield, 
Conn., b. in 1668, at Northampton, Mass., 
d. Sept. 15, 1728, at Suffield, Conn. (m. 1693, 
Sarah, dau. of Thomas Huxley of Suffijeld); 
son of Samuel of Northampton and Had- 
ley, b. Jan. 27, 1639, at Wethersfield, Conn., 
d. Sept. 10, 1703, at Hadley, Mass. (m. 1662, 
Mary, dau. of James Ensign of Hartford, 
Conn.); son of Rev. Henry, b. 1557, an 
ordained clergyman who came from Blaby, 



Leicestershire, Eng., to America, and went 
to Wethersfield, Conn., where he became 

the first settled minister, 1633 (m. ist, 

, 2nd, Dorothy ); son of Eras- 
mus, b. at Withcock, Leicestershire, Eng., 
resided at Sowerby and Husband's Bos- 
worth (m. ist, a Miss Bydd, 2nd Margery, 
dau. of William Cecil, Lord Burleigh, Lord 
High Treasurer of Queen Elizabeth, and 
the widow of Roger Carr); son of John 
of Withcock, b. about 1495, d. before 1525; 
son of William Heriz of Withcock, in the 
time of Henry VH, who, for some unknown 
reason, changed his name from Heriz (or 
Herries) to Smith. 

SNELL, MERWIN-MARIEFITZ POR- 
TER of Washington, D. C, b. Aug. 
2, 1863, at Hallock Castle, New Haven, 
Conn., clerk U. S. fish commission, mem- 
ber Philosophical Society of Washington, 
and Anthropological Society of Washing- 
ton, editor of Carroll Institute Gazette, au- 
thor of Hints on the Study of the Sacred Books 
and of other works; son of REV. MOSES 
PORTER SNELL of Washington, congre- 
gationalist, alumnus of Amherst Coll. and 
Hartford Theol. Sem., b. May 3, 1839, at 
North Brookfield, Mass. (m. Aug. 31, 1862, 
Mary Cordelia, dau. of Gerard Hallock, 
editor N. V. Journal of Commerce, brother of 
Rev. William A., founder and for forty 
years secretary of the American Tract So- 
ciety, and father of Charles, formerly editor 
of N. V. Forest and Stream, and a descend- 
ant of Peter Hallock, who was one of the 
original colony that settled at New Haven, 
Conn., under Rev. John Davenport in 1638, 
but afterward removed to Southold, L. L), 
sergeant, enlisted in 36th Regiment, Co. E, 
in fight at Jackson, Miss., July, '63, Mass. 
vols, and mustered in Aug. 27, '62, after- 
ward ist lieut. 39th Reg., Co. I, U. S. col- 
ored troops, adjutant at time of mine ex- 
plosion at Petersburgh, Va., and in thickest 
of fight, acting aid-de-camp to Major-Gen. 
Crawford, third div. fifth army corps, and 
in battles of ist and 2d Hatcher's Run, 
White Oak Roads, Five Forks and at Lee's 
surrender, brevetted captain for bravery on 
the field, an aid-de-camp to Gen. Duncan, 
after being mustered out with his regiment 



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in Dec, 1865, he went to Hartford, Conn., 
and erected the estate of Glensmary where 
he resided till 1871, and has since lived in 
Washington, D. C, in the civil service of 
the government and engaged also in minis 
terial work and in the service of the Am. 
Bible Soc; son of Deacon Thomas of 
North Brookfield, Mass., b. there Aug. 17, 
1809 (m. ist, May 16, 1836, Lucretia Colt 
Porter, dau, of Col. Moses, son of Eleazer, 
great grandson of Samuel, who settled at 
Hadley, Mass., 1659, and dau. of Susannah 
Edwards, dau. of Jonathan, the famous 
theologian and metaphysician, and his wife 
Sarah Pierpont, a descendant of Rev. James 
Pierpont, minister of Center Church, New 
Haven, 1684-1714, m. 2nd, Aug. 28, 1861, 
Mary W. Fisher); son of Rev. Tlioiuas of 
North Brookfield, Mass., b. Nov. 21, 1774, 
d. May 4, 1862 (m. about 1800 Tirzah Strong, 
a relative of Dr. Nathan Strong of Hartford, 
and had Ebenezer Strong Snell, first student 
of Amherst College, and from 1831 to 1876 
prof, of mathematics and natural philosophy 
there), grad. Dartmouth Coll. 1795, pastor 
ist Cong. Church North Brookfield 1797- 
1862, trustee of Williams Coll. and foremost 
founder of Amherst Coll.; son of Deacon 
Ebenezer of North Bridgewater till 1772 
then of Cummington, Mass., b. Oct. i, 
1738, at North Bridgewater, d. Aug. 2, 1813 
(m. 1764, Sarah, dau. of Capt. Abiel Pack- 
ard); son of Deacon Zechariah of North 
Bridgewater, b. 1704, d. 1768 (m. 1731, 
Abigail, dau. of Deacon Joseph H. Hay- 
ward), was one of the early settlers of North 
Bridgewater; son of Josiall of West Bridge- 
water, b. 1674, d. 1753 (m. 1699, Anna, dau. 
of Zachariah Alden of Duxbury, Mass., son 
of John Alden by the celebrated marriage 
in Longfellow's Courtship of Miles Siandish); 
son of Thomas of West Bridgewater, b. in 
England, d. probably 1724 (m. about 1670, 
Martha, dau. of Arthur Harris), settled in 
West Bridgewater 1665, was largest land- 
owner in town, and portions of it still bear 
his name. 

STOCKBRIDGE, FRANCIS BROWN 
of Kalamazoo, Mich., b. April 9, 1826, 
embarked in business in Chicago 1847, 
moved to Allegan county, Mich., in 1851, 



and became a manufacturer of lumber and 
general merchant, member of Mich. Leg. 
1867, senator in 1869 and 1871 (m. 1863, 
Betsy Arnold of Gun Plains); son of John 
of Bath, Me., b. 1800, in Scituate, Mass., 
d. May 3, 1869, at Bath, Me. (m. ist, Oct. 
15, 1805, Theodosia, dau. of Rev. Tristram 
Oilman of North Yarmouth, Me., she d. 
Nov. I, 1822, 2nd, Jan. i, 1824, Eliza L, 
dau. of Hon. John Russell of Boston, who 
was for many years editor and proprietor 
of the Boston Commercial Gazette, she was 
the mother of F. B. S , of Mrs. Cornelia 
R. Sheldon of Kalamazoo, and of Mrs. 
Marcia E. Houghteling of Chicago); son 
of William of Hanover, Mass., b. there 
Dec. 20, 1752, d. Feb. 20, 1831 (m. Oct. 9, 
1774, Ruth, dau. of Jno. Baily), in 1798 he 
was the largest landholder in Hanover,and a 
leading citizen; son of David of Hanover, 
b. 1713, d. Dec. 13, 1788 (m. Jan., 1736, 
Deborah, dau. of Judge John Cushing), 
representative 1749-56, 1760-2, justice of 
the peace under King George for many 
years, and his records are still in existence, 
in the possession of his grandson Libbeus 
of Hanover; son of Joseph of Hanover, 
afterward of Pembroke, Mass., b. 1673, 
d. March 11, 1773, aged 100 years; son of 
Charles of Boston, afterward of Scituate, 
Mass., d. 1683, built the second water mill 
in Plymouth in 1673, on thirty acres granted 
by the King, also corn mill on Herring's 
creek in 1673; son of John of England, 
b. 1608, d. Aug. 13, 1657, at Scituate, came 
from England to America on the Blessing 
in June, 1635, twenty-seven years old, was 
a large land-owner, built Stockbridge Man- 
sion House in 1656, which was a garrison 
during King Philip's War, and stood till 
1840. 

STONE, WILLIAM EBEN of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., grad. Brown Univ. 1866. 
b. Nov. 27, 1845 (m. June 22, 1871, Kathe- 
rine Maria, dau. of Rev. Charles Fay, D. D.); 
youngest son of Ebenezer of Walpole, 
Mass., b. Oct. 10, 1797, at Sherborn, Mass., 
d. Aug. 13, 1869, at Walpole (m. Nov. 23, 
1831, Elizabeth Holbrook, dau. of Jno. H. 
Hawes of Roxbury, Mass.), physician, grad. 
Brown Univ. 1820, A. M. Brown Univ. 



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1823, M. D. of Harvard Col. 1824; sixth 
son of Silas of Sherborn, Mass., b. April 
5, 1755, at Natick, Mass., d. July 12, 1820, 
at Sherborn (m. Jan. 9, 1781, Jenette, dau, 
of Dea. Jona Twitchell of Sherborn), a 
soldier in the Revolution and was twice 
wounded; fourth son of Silas of Natick, 
Mass., and Dublin, N. H.,b. April 29, 1728, 
at Framingham, Mass., d. Oct., 1777, at 
Lansingburg, N. Y. (m. Jan. 25, 1749, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Dea. Jona. Russell of 
Sherborn), one of the earliest settlers of 
Dublin, N. H., died in the Revolutionary 
army on way to Albany after the battle of 
Saratoga; fourth son of Ebenezer of Fra- 
mingham, b. April 16, 1688, at Sudbury, 
Mass., d. June, 1739, at Framingham (m. May 
10, 1721, Prudence, dau. of Joseph Pratt of 
Framingham); second son of Nathaniel 
of Sudbury, b. there May 11, 1660, d. Oct., 
1732, in Framingham (m. April 25, 1684, 
Sarah, dau. of Hon. Capt. Jno. Waite of 
Maiden, Mass ), selectman of Framingham 
four years; fourth son of John of Sudbury 
and Cambridge, bapt. at Nayland, Suffolk 
county, Eng., July 31, 1618, d. at Cambridge, 
Mass., May 5, 1683 (m. 1639, Anne, dau. of 
Edward Howe of Watertown, Mass.), was 
one of the earliest settlers of Sudbury, and 
on the death of his father returned to Cam- 
bridge and occupied the homestead, was 
town clerk of Sudbury 1655, was on com- 
mittee *' to order and settle the rebuilding 
of Lancaster" 1679, was deacon and ruling 
elder, was representative 1682-3 5 eldest 
son of Gregory of Cambridge, b. in Eng- 
land 1590, d. at Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 30, 
1672 (m, ist, July 30, 1617, at Nayland, Eng., 
Margaret Garrad, m. 2nd, Widow Lydia 
Cooper), came from Nayland, Eng., about 

1635, and settled at Cambridge, freeman 

1636, owner of large tracts of land in Cam- 
bridge and Watertown, deacon and last 
survivor of original members of the church, 
magistrate and representative to the General 
Court 1638. 

STRYKER, WILLIAM SCUDDER of 
Trenton, N. J., b. there June 6, 1838 
(m. Sept. 14, 1870, Helen Boudinot, dau. of 
Lewis Atterbury of N. Y. city), graduated 
Coll. of N. J. 1858, B. A. and M. A. there. 



entered the service at first call for troops 
April 16, 1861, major and aid-de-camp to 
Maj.-Gen. Gillmore in siege of Charleston, 
at close of war was in charge of Pa)'^ Dept. 
U. S. A., Parole Camp, Columbus, Ohio, 
was brevetted lieut.-col. for meritorious 
services, resigned from army in June, 1866, 
on staff Gov. of N. J., made adj. -gen. of N. 
J. April 12, 1867, which office he still holds, 
was brevetted maj.-gen. for long and meri- 
torious services Feb. 9, 1874, has compiled 
officially and published Register of Jerseymen 
in the Revolutionary War, Record of N. J. 
Vols, in Civil War, and several works on 
historical subjects relating to New Jersey, 
is a member of various historical societies, 
fellow of the Am. Geog. Soc, member of 
the Royal Hist Soc. of London, and of the 
Society of the Cincinnati of N. J.; son of 
Thomas J. of Trenton, b. June 23, 1800, 
at Princeton, N. J., d. Sept. 28, 1872, at 
Trenton (m. ist, Nov. 19, 1829, Hannah, 
dau. of John Scudder of Scudder's Falls, 
N. J., m. 2nd, Jan. 17, 1844, Elizabeth S., 
widow of John Chambers, dau. of John 
Scudder), was trustee and elder of ist 
Presb. Ch., Trenton, manager N. J. State 
Lunatic Asylum, judge Court of Common 
Pleas, representative to Peace Conv. at 
Washington in 1861, director of Trenton 
Banking Co. and cashier thereof thirty 
years; son of Christoffle H. of Princeton, 
b. Sept. 28, 1761, d. Oct. 18, 1805 (m. April 
9, 1789, Ruth, dau. of Joseph Cowart); son 
of Abraham of Franklin Township, N. J., 
b. Aug. 4, 1715, at Flatbush, L. I., d. April 
4, 1777 (m. 1st, Nov. 23, 1739, o. s., Ida 
Ryder, m. 2nd, Katriena Cornell, m. 3rd, 
Oct. 16, 1760, Katriena Hogeland), was 
deacon in Dutch Church at Harlingen, N. 
J.; son of Jan of Flatbush, L. I., b. Aug. 
6, 1684, d. Aug. 17, 1770 (m. ist, 1704, 
Margarita, dau. of Johannes Schenck, m. 
2nd, Feb. 17, 1722, Sara, dau. of Michael 
Hansen Bergen), sachem of the Tammany 
Society, N. Y.; son of Pieter of Flatbush, 
b. there Nov. i, 1653, d. June 11, 1741 (m. 
May 29, 1681, Annetje Barends), one of the 
patentees of the town of Flatbush, high 
sheriff of Kings county, L. I., judge of 
court, captain of foot militia; son of Jan 
of Midwout, Flatbush, b. 1615, at Ruinen, 



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49 



Prov. of Drenth, Holland, d. 1697, at Mid- 
wout, L. I. (m. 1st, Lambertje Seubering, 
m. 2nd, April 30, 1679, Swantje Jans De 
Potter, m. 3rd, March 31, 1687, Tuentje 
Teunis), chief magistrate of Midwout, 
schepen of the Dutch towns on Long Island, 
representative in the great Landtdag at New 
Amsterdam, April 10, 1664. 

SWARTWOUT, SATTERLEE of Stam- 
ford, Conn., b. May 30, 1840, at N. Y. 
(m. June 3, 1869, Charlotte Elizabeth, dau. 
of Alfred P. Edgerton, M. E. Civil Service 
Com.); and ROBERT DUNSCOMBE 
SWARTWOUT, b. Feb. 17, 1844, at N. Y. 
(m. Caroline Maria, dau. of Joseph Ketchum 
of N. Y.); and JOHN HENRY SWART- 
WOUT, b. Nov. 19, 1849, at Stamford, 
Conn.; and JOANNA KETCHUM 
SWARTWOUT, b. Sept. 14. 1856, at Stam- 
ford (m. William Henry, son of Rolin San- 
ford of N. Y.), children of Robert of 
Stamford, b. April 10, 1815, at N. Y. (m. 
Sarah Stearns, dau. of Samuel Satterlee of 
New York), merchant in New York; son 
of Robert of New York, b. 1778, at Pough- 
keepsie, d. 1848 at New York (m. Marga- 
ret Dunscomb), merchant in New York, 
quartermaster-general U. S. A. 1812-15, 
navy agent; son of Abraham of Pough- 
keepsie, bapt. there Feb. 13, 1742, d. there 
Oct. 15, 1799 (m. Mary North), captain N. 
Y. line 1776; son of Abraham of Pough- 
keepsie, b. 1703 (m. Tryntje Van Klerk); 
son of Benjamin of Poughkeepsie, b. 1673 
(m. 1700, Rachel Schepmoes); son of Roe- 
loif of Esopus, N. Y., b. in Holland (m. 
1657, Eva Albertse Bradt, widow of An- 
thony de Hooges), first sheriff of Esopus, 
under the charter granted by the States 
General in 1661, member of Gov. Lesler's 
council 1689, also under commission of 
Lesler dated Dec. 26, 1689, justice and col- 
lector for Ulster county Dec. 24, 1689. 

TAINTOR, CHARLES WYATT of 
Manchester; Conn., b. at Shelburne, 
Mass., Nov. 29, 1850, was a teacher in pub- 
lic schools of Conn., is a dealer in rare 
books, farmer, etc.; son of Charles Mi- 
chael of Manchester, b. at Shelburne, Dec. 
4, 1817 (m. Aug. 18, 1846, Mary Lord of 
Lyme, Conn.), farmer, antiquary, collector 

7 



of relics, author of the Taintor Genealogy, 
compiler of Extracts from Colchester and 
Brainford Records; son of Charles of 
Shelburne, Mass., and Colchester, Conn., 
b. at Orford, N. H., Apr. 16, 1787, d. at 
Colchester, June 16, 1864 (m. May 2, 1810, 
Phebe Hubbard Wells of Shelburne), 
farmer, teacher in public school in Shel- 
burne ; son of Michael of Orford, N. H., 
b. at Westchester, a parish in Colchester, 
Mar. 14, 1748, d. at Orford, Apr. 14, 1831 
(m. Apr. 2, 1767, Lydia Loomis of Bolton, 
Conn.), engaged in West India trade before 
Revolution, served as an officer in war as 
volunteer, deacon, sealer of weights and 
measures, royal arch mason, bought a farm 
at Orford and moved his family there sev- 
eral years before the Revolution; son of 
Michael of Westchester, a parish in Col- 
chester, b. Dec. 31, 1719, d. there Nov. 26, 
1748 (m. Sarah, dau. of Nathaniel Loomis 
of Colchester), farmer, grand juror and 
held other offices; son of Michael of Col- 
chester, b. at Windsor, Conn., Sept. 3, 1680, 
d. at Colchester, Mar. 16, 1771 (m. Dec. 3, 
1712, Eunice Foot), removed to Colchester 
about 1700, deacon; son of Michael of 
Windsor and Colchester, b. at Brainford, 
Conn., Oct. 12, 1652, d. Feb. 19, 1731 (m. 
ist, Apr. 3, 1679, Mary Loomis of Windsor, 
m. 2nd, Aug. 1697, Mabel (Olmstead) Butler), 
was in Windsor in 1679, selectman 1697- 
1700, was one of the " ist Principal Plant- 
ers of Colchester " about 1700 where he was 
town clerk until his death, was justice of 
the peace, deputy to Conn. Gen. Court 26 
sessions, commissioner for settling bounds 
between Colchester, Lebanon and Hebron; 
son of Michael of Brainford, d. between 
Dec. 22, 1672, and Mar. 20, 1673 (m. Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Robert Rose), was master of 
a ketch trading out of Brainford to Virginia 
in 1653 and had been master of a vessel 
previous to 1650, was in Brainford in 1650, 
recorder there in 1667 and several years 
after deputy to Conn. Gen. Court several 
sessions, judge of court; son of Charles 
of Wethersfield and Fairfield, had lands 
recorded at Wethersfield in 1643 sold them 
to John Talcott and removed to Fairfield, 
deputy to Gen. Court from there in 1647-8, 
had title of " Mr.," was lost at sea with Mr. 



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Jeremiah Jagger on a voyage to West Indies 
in Oct., 1654. 

TALCOTT, SEBASTIAN VISSCHER 
of Albany, N. Y., civil engineer, brig- 
adier-general, quartermaster-general in war 
of Rebellion 1862-63, author Genealogical 
Notes, b. Nov. 24, 1812 (m. Nov. 23, 1843, 
Olivia Maria Shearman, descended from 
Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, England, who 
d. 1564); second son of George of Albany, 
b. Dec. 6, 1786, d. Apr. 25, 1862 (m. Nov. 
17, 1810, Angelica, widow of Samuel Reed 
and dau. of Isaac H. Bogart), brevet-briga- 
dier-general for meritorious services par- 
ticularly in the Mexican war; eldest son of 
GrCOrg^e of Glastenbury, Conn., b. Sept. 30, 
1755» d. June 13, 1813 (m. ist. Mar. 16, 1777, 
Vienna Bradford, m. 2nd, Feb. 9, 1786, 
Abigail Goodrich), served in Rev. war; 
youngest son of Eliziir of Glastenbury, b. 
Dec. 31, 1709, d. Nov. 24, 1797 (m. Dec. 
31, 1730, Ruth, a desc. of Thomas Wright 
who came from England 1639), colonel in 
Rev. army; fourth son of Benjamin of 
Glastenbury, b. Mar. i, 1674, d. Nov. 12, 
1727 (m. Jan. 5, 1699, Sarah Hollister, 
desc. from the Hollisters of Bristol, 
England), deacon, lieut. in "Trained Band;" 
second son of Samuel, b. 1634-35, d. 
Nov. 10, 1691 (m. Nov. 7, 1661, Hannah, 
dau. of Elizur Holyoak), grad. of Har- 
vard Coll. 1658, freeman 1662, commis- 
sioner 1670-84, deputy to General Court, 
captain of troop of horse, one of the origi- 
nal settlers of Wethersfield and Glasten- 
bury; son of John, d. 1660 (m. Dorothy 
Mott), came from England in the Lion, and 
arrived at Boston Sept. 16, 1632, freeman 
1632, rep. at General Court 1634, selectman 
1634, one of the founders of Hartford; son 
of John of Braintree, Eng., bp. Oct. 4, 1562 
(m. Anne, dau. of William Skinner of 
Braintree, d. 1604); eldest son of John of 

Colchester, Eng. (m. ist, Wells, the 

mother of John, the founder of the Ameri- 
can family, and 2nd, Marie Pullen, the 
mother of Thomas, the head of the English 
branch); a son of John of Warwickshire, 
England. 

TEN BROECK, RENSSELAER of New 
York, b. Sept. 14, 1838; son of Aus- 



tin Munson of Hillsdale, b. at Claverack, 
Sept. 27, 1791, d. May 21, 1875, at Hillsdale 
(m. Mar. 15, 1815, Margaret Van Hoesen), 
served in war of 1812, received a pension; 
son of Adam of Claverack, bp. July 29, 
1759 (m. ist, May 30, 1784, Lydia Monson, 
m. 2nd, Hannah Morrison), sheriff in Col- 
umbia county, officer in Rev. army, his wife 
received pension for his services; son of 
Jeremiah, bp. Feb. 1, 1727, d. Oct. 24, 
1802 (m. Maria Van Allen); son of Samuel 
of Claverack, b. 1681, d. Apr. 5, 1756 (m. 
Nov. 7, 1712, Maria, dau. of Hendrick Van 
Rensselaer, who was patroon of the lower 
manor of Claverack); son of Dirck Wes- 
selse, b. in Holland 1648, was in the em- 
ploy of Pieter Van Alen in Beverwyck as 
early as 1662. Soon after he began to trade 
for himself, and for many years was largely 
engaged in Indian and other public affairs 
at Albany, some years he exported as many 
as 5,000 beaver skins. In 1686 he became 
the first recorder under the charter of the 
city, 1696-8 he served as mayor (m. Chris- 
tina Cornelise Van Buren), he died at his 
bouwery Sept. 13, 1717, and in his will 
mentions the following sons: Wesselse, 
Samuel, Johannes, Tobias. Bought of the 
heirs of the famous Anneke Janse, soon 
after her death in 1663, the lot on the east 
corner of State and James streets, which 
he retained till his death. Besides this he 
owned a bouwery on Roeloflf Jansen's kill. 
(Hendrick Wesselse Ten Broeck of New 
York, 1686, and Jochem Wesselse of Bever- 
wyck, were probably his brothers.) 

THOMPSON, DWINEL FRENCH of 
Lansingburgh, N. Y., grad. Dart- 
mouth Coll., C. S. D. 1869, B. S. tutor 
Dartmouth Coll., prof. Rensselaer Poly- 
technic Inst., Troy, N. Y., b. Jan. i, 1846, 
at Bangor, Me. (m. Jan. i, 1880, Mary 
Lena, a desc. of George Saxton of Wind- 
sor, 1675, dau. of Solomon Burt and Mary 
Eliza (Thompson) Saxton); only son of Joel 
Dwinel of Bangor, b. at Lisbon, Me., Dec. 
25, 1809, d. at Bangor, Me., Feb. 21, 1853 
(m. Feb. 17, 1842, Harriett Newell, a desc. 
of Edward French of Salisbury, Mass., dau. 
of Hon. Nathaniel and Elizabeth Libby 
(Quimby) French of Bangor); eldest son 



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of Joel of Lisbon, Me., b. at Lewiston, 
Me., July 26, 1784, d. about 1850 (m. 
Ruth, dau. of Aaron and Susannah (Lane) 
Dwinel, a desc. of Michael Bunnell of 
Topsfield, Mass., 1660), farmer; eldest son 
of Col. Joel of Lewiston, b. at Brunswick, 
Me., Oct. 26, 1753, d. May i, 1841 (m. Feb. 
18, 1780, Martha, dau. of Thomas and 
Agnes (Smith) Cotton of Brunswick, a man 
of great learning, a grandson of Leonard 
Cotton, gentleman, of England, who m. 
Alicia Lisle, dau. of Lord John Lisle), town 
clerk 1808-15, representative 1800-17, colo- 
nel in Revolution; fourth son of Cornelius 
of New Meadows, Me., b. at York, Me., 
Oct. 14, 1709, d. 1792 (m. Hannah Smith), 
tanner; son of Capt. James of Kittery, 
York and New Meadows, Me. (m. Sarah, 
dau. of Adrian Fryeof Kittery, Me.), a small 
tract of land was granted him by town of 
Kittery in 1696, and by York in 1701; son 
of James ; supposed to be a son of Miles 
of Kittery, 1656. 

THOMPSON, WILLIAM AUGUSTUS 
of Troy, N. Y., Rens. Polytechnic 
Inst., merchant of firm of John L. Thomp- 
son, Sons & Co., vice-pres. United Na- 
tional Bank, b. at Troy Feb. 2, 1834 (m. at 
Albany, June 18, 1863, Harriette Clark- 
son, dau. of Clarkson Floyd Crosby and 
Angelica Schuyler); son of John Leland 
of Troy, b. at Amenia, N. Y., Dec. i, 
1797, d. at Troy March 27, 1880 (m. Aug. 
17, 1829, Mary P., dau. of Dr. Isaac 
Thompson and Catharine Mumford of 
New London, Ct.); son of Ezra, Jr., of 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., b. Sept. 3, 1765, d. 
April 3, 1829 (m. July 13, 1786, Sarah Bur- 
ton), represented Dutchess county in State 
Conv. 1788, to consider Constitution of U. 
S.; son of Ezra, b. 1734 (m. Rachel Smith); 
son of Amos, b. March 3, 1702 (m. 1726, 
Sarah Allen); son of Samuel of Goshen, 
Ct., b. May 12, 1669, d. there about 1752 
(m. Nov. 14, 1695, Rebecca, dau. of Lieut. - 
Gov. Bishop of Conn.); son of John, b. in 
England, d. at New Haven June 2, 1707; 
son of Anthony of New Haven, b. in Eng- 
land, probably at Coventry, d. at N. Haven 
March 23, 1647, arrived at Boston on ship 
Hector June 26, 1637, in company with Gov. 



Eaton and the Rev. John Davenport, signed 
the colonial constitution June 4, 1639, 
made will in presence of Rev. John Daven- 
port, and it was proved by him May 27, 
1650. 

THURMAN, RICHARDSON HARRI- 
SON of Troy, N. Y., b. at Warrens- 
burgh, N. Y., July 12, 1811, removed from 
Keeseville, N. Y., to Troy in Oct., 1831, and 
engaged in mercantile business for many 
years (m. May 18, 1836, Catharine L. M. 
Van Buskirk, and had two daughters), 
was one of the first directors and organ- 
izers of the Union Bank in Troy, 1851, 
was also the originator of the First Nat. 
Bank there in 1863, was one of its first 
directors, and cashier from organization un- 
til the charter expired, Feb. 24, 1883, and 
wound up its affairs, was also organizer of 
the Star Knitting Co. of Cohoes, N. Y., 
and one of its first trustees and its secretary 
and treasurer from organization in 1866; 
third son of James Low of Warrensburgh, 
b. at Thurman (now Warrensburgh) July 
30, 1783, d. there Nov. 13, 1826 (m. Sept. 
27, 1802, Catharine Cameron and had five 
sons and four daughters), was a leading 
citizen of Warren county for many years, 
was appointed sheriff by Gov. Clinton 
March 16, 1818, was also lieutenant in war 
of 1814, commission dated April 30, 1814, 
from Gov. Tompkins, and participated in 
battle of Plattsburgh 1814, was member of 
Assembly for counties of Warren and Wash- 
ington 1820; second son of Richardson 
of New York city, b. there May i, 1755, d. 
at Thurman April 6, 1806 (m. 1779, Catha- 
rine Low), major commander of militia in 
Washington county, commission dated Nov. 
6, 1793, from Gov, Clinton; son of Francis 
of New York city, b. in England, d. in 
New York 1758 (m. Dec. 3, 1752, Susannah, 
dau. of Robert Mathews of London), his 
brother John was b. in New York Feb. 27, 
1732; was a large proprietor at Thurman 
and member of Assembly 1800, d. unm. 
Sept. 27, 1809, at Bolton, N. Y., from in- 
juries received by being gored by a bull; 
son of John of England, came to New 
York in 1732, b. March 15, 1695, at Lower 
Shadwell, Corkhill, Eng., d. in New York 



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city (m. ist, Elizabeth Wessells,m. 2nd, Miss 
Nulty); son of Ralph of England, b. 1671, 
Leicestershire, England. 

TOWNSEND, RUFUS MARSH of 
Troy, N. Y., lawyer, b. Aug. i, 1806, 
at Hancock, Mass., grad. as A. B. at 
Williams Coll. in 1830 (m. Feb. 23, 1843, 
Mary E., dau. of Hon. Moses Warren of 
Troy, she d. July 27, 1850, he m. 2nd, 
Sept. 3, 1857, Cornelia, dau. of Theophilus 
Roessle, Sr., of Albany, she d. Dec. 5, 
1884), and MARTIN INGHAM TOWN- 
SEND of Troy, lawyer, b. Feb. 6, 1810, at 
Hancock, Mass., grad. as A. B. at Williams 
Coll. in 1833, and as A. M. in 1836, and as 
LL. D. in 1866 (m. May 10, 1836, Louisa 
B., dau. of Oren Kellogg, Esq., of Wil- 
liamstown, Mass.), was district attorney for 
his county from 1842 to 1845, member of 
the Constitutional Convention for the State 
at large in 1867, has been a Regent of the 
University since 1873, was member of Con- 
gress from 1875 to 1879, was appointed by 
Pres. Hayes U. S. attorney for Northern 
District of New York in March, 1879, and 
reappointed by Pres. Arthur in March, 1883, 
and held the office nearly eight years, and 
RANDOLPH WANTON TOWNSEND 
of New York, lawyer, b. May 4, 1812, at 
Hancock, Mass., graduated A. B. at Wil- 
liams Coll. in 1836, and as A. M. in 1858 
(m. May 5, 1866, Jane A., dau. of Hon. 
Moses Warren, late of Tro)^), sons of 
Nathaniel of Hancock and Williamstown, 
Mass., b. Sept. 4, 1783, at Hancock, d. 
July 20, 1865, at Williamstown (m. Nov. 
24, 1805, Cynthia, dau. of Rufus Marsh of 
Worthington, Mass., and granddau. of 
Joseph Marsh of Windham, Conn., and 
Mary Adams of Canterbury, Conn., de- 
scended from Henry Adams of Braintree, 
and from Miles Standish of Plymouth and 
Duxbury, Mrs. Townsend d. April 3, 1876, 
in her 94th year); son of Martin of Han- 
cock, Mass., b. at Hebron, Conn., Nov. 3, 
1756, d. in May, 1848 (m. ist, Susannah 
Allen, and had sixteen children, of whom 
Nathaniel was one, m. 2nd, Anna Gardner, 
and had two children, m. 3rd, Mary Wind- 
sor, m. 4th, Sarah Sullard, m. 5th, Jane ); 

son of Martin, b. at Hebron, Conn., 



about 1725, d. at Hancock, Mass., about 
1795 (m. at Hebron, Conn., Oct. 19, 1753, 
Rhoda, dau. of Samuel Ingham, Jr.); son of 
Jonathan, b. at Watertown, now Weston, 
Mass., in 1687, removed to Hebron, Conn., 
about 1714 (m. and had sons David, Martin, 
Amasa, Jesse, Timothy and Richard, the 
latter d. unm. but the others have numerous 
descendants, and had one dau. who m. 
Judah Little, from whom ex-Senator Little 
of Glens Falls is descended, another dau. 
m. Joseph Pitts, and was ancestress of Hon. 
Levi Pitts of Chatham, N. Y., and of 
Senator E. L. Pitts of Medina, N. Y.); 
son of Martin of Watertown, Mass., and 
Hinton in the Hedges, Northamptonshire, 
Eng., b. in Hinton in 1644 (m. at Water- 
town in 1688, Abigail, dau. of John Train 
and Abigail Dix, and had a dau. Abigail, 
a son Martin who died, a second son Martin, 
the head of a numerous race, and a son 
Jonathan); son of Martin of Hinton, b. 
there in 1596, d. there in 1675 (m. Julian 

); son of Walter of Hinton, b. in or 

near there about 1570, d. there in 1631 (m. 
there in 1592, Katharine, dau. of Martin 
Brown, and had William, Richard, Martin, 
John, Peter and some daughters); son of 
William of Buckinghamshire, b. about 
1550, d. at Hinton in 1605. This whole 
line were farmers or yeomen until the 
present generation. 

TREAT, JOHN HARVEY of Lawrence, 
Mass., grad. Harvard Coll. 1862, au- 
thor of Notes on the Rubrics, etc., Truro 
Baptisms, The Catholic Faith, Genealogy of 
the Treat Family in preparation, b. July 23, 
1839, in Pittsfield, N. H.; oldest son of 
James Augustus, b. April 13, 1806, in 
Boston, Mass., d. March 10, 1887, in Law- 
rence, Mass. (m. Feb. 27, 1837, Dorothy 
Wentworth Harvey, b. May 7, 1817, d. 
April 24, 1886, in Lawrence, dau. of Judge 
John Harvey of Northwood, N. H., and 
granddau. of Hon. John Wentworth of Do- 
ver, N. H.), grad. Harvard Coll. 1832, was 
a manufacturer and afterward a merchant, 
held various public and private offices of 
trust; youngest son of Capt. Samuel of Bos- 
ton, for twenty-one years, from 1777 to 1798, 
an officer in Castle William, now Fort In- 



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53 



dependence, Boston harbor, b. in 1750, d. 
May I, 1806, in Boston (m. ist, in 1779, 
Elizabeth Brewer, 2nd, June 20, 1790, Ann 
May, 3rd, in 1800, Helena Merlino de Saint 
Pry, dau. of Bennette Claude Merlino de 
Saint Pry of Lyons, France); only son of 
Capt. John, bapt. April 11, 1725, in Truro, 
Mass., d. in July, 1758, killed at the second 
siege of Louisburg, Cape Breton (m. Sept. 
2, 1747, Abigail, dau. of Capt. Ralph 
Hartt, of Boston, who was captain of the 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. in 
1754); second son of Joseph of Boston, b. 
Nov. 19, 1690, in Eastham, Mass., d. in 
Feb., 1756, in Boston (m. ist, June 25, 1713, 
Mary Larkin, 2d, Dec. 8, 1742, Mrs. Sarah 
Mary (Seward) Farmer); gunsmith ; third 
son of Rev. Samuel, bapt. Sept. 3, 1648, in 
Milford, Conn., d. March 18, 1716-7, in 
Eastham (m. ist, March 16, 1674, Eliza- 
beth Mayo, 2nd, Aug. 29, 1700, Mrs. Abi- 
gail (Willard) Estabrook); grad. at Harvard 
Coll. in 1669; was minister at Eastham for 
forty-five years, and greatly beloved by his 
people and the Indians under his charge; 
oldest son of Gov. Robert of Milford, b. 
about 1622, in England (probably London), 
d. July 12, 1710, aged 88, in Milford (m. ist, 
Jane Tapp, 2nd, Oct. 24, 1705, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth (Hollingsworth) Bryan); was gov. and 
deputy gov. of the colony of Connecticut 
for nearly thirty years; was gov. at the time 
of the usurpation of Andros; second son 
of Richard, b. about 1590, in England 
(probably in London), d. in 1669, in Weth- 
ersfield. Conn, (said to have m. ist, Jo- 
anna ,2nd, Alice ,who survived 

him), settled in Connecticut about 1637, 
was a man of importance, held various of 
fices, as deputy, etc., was one of the nine- 
teen, including two of his sons-in-law, to 
whom the charter of Connecticut was 
granted, April 23, 1662. 

UPHAM, FRANK KIDDER, captain 
ist Reg. U. S. Cavalry (see Artny Regis- 
ter), was born May 30, 1841, at Castine, 
Me, (m. at Dixon, III., April i, 1871, Sarah 
Elvira Camp), and CHARLES CLIFTON 
UPHAM, b. May 5, 1852, at Woburn, 
Mass., civil engineer, of Galesburg, 111., in 
1888, superintendent of all C, B. & Q. 



R. R., in Illinois (m. Dec. 18, 1883, Anna 
St. John Eells) ; sons of S}lvaniis Kidder 
of Dixon, III., b. March 11, 1811, at Cas- 
tine, Me., d. Feb. 13, 1883, at Dixon (m. 
Jan. I, 1839, Marianne Brooks, desc. of 
William Brooks of Scituate, 1635), early 
in West India goods and commission busi- 
ness at Boston, in California from 1849 to 
1851, and later in lumber business at 
Dixon; son of Sjlvanus of Castine, b. 
Feb. 6, 1778, in Dudley, Mass., d. March 
8, 1830 (m. May 17, 1802, Mary Avery, 
desc. of Dr. William Avery of Dedham, 
Mass., and also Richard Warren, who came 
in Mayjlower), owned property at Cas- 
tine, Maine; son of Joseph of Dudley, b. 
Dec. 10, 1740, in Reading, Mass., d. in 
Dudley (m. April 16, 1765, Eunice Kidder, 
desc. of James Kidder of Cambridge, be- 
fore 1650), owned land at Dudley, was a 
farmer; son of Joseph of Reading and 
Dudley, b. 1712, d. Oct. 12, 1792 (m. 2nd, 
Feb. 28, 1739, Elizabeth Richardson), 
owned large tract of land at Dudley, and 
settled sons around him; son of Thomas of 
Reading, b. about 1668 (m. 3rd, after 1707, 
Ruth Cutler, desc. of John of Hingham, 
1637), owned land at Reading and perhaps 
interested in mill; son of Phineas of Mai- 
den, Mass., b. probably, 1635, in Wey- 
mouth, Mass., d. Oct., 1676 (m. April 14, 
1658, Ruth Wood), owned land at Maiden, 
had grant of fifty acres at Worcester " for 
advancing and encouraging settlement " 
there, lieut. in Indian war with King Philip, 
wounded at storming of Narragansett Fort 
Canonicus, Dec. 19, 1675, which caused his 
death, ancestor of all American Uphams; 
son of John of Weymouth and Maiden, b. 
in England (probably Somerset), 1600, d. 
Feb. 25, 1681 (m. Elizabeth (perhaps Webb) 
who came with him from England), came to 
Weymouth with "Hull Colony." made 
freeman in 1635, deacon in church and 
granted land at Weymouth, delegate to 
General Court from Weymouth six sessions, 
moved to Maiden before 1650, frequently 
in office and continuously deacon, six times 
commissioned by General Court to settle 
legal matters, eight years selectman, three 
years moderator, commissioned to treat 
with Indians, engaged in settlement of 



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Worcester, gravestone standing in old 
" burying-ground " at Maiden. See Up- 
ham Family History, by F. K. Upham, 

1887. 

UPHAM, ISAAC of San Francisco, Cal., 
wholesale book and stationery dealer 
(firm of Payot, Upham & Co.), grad. Scien- 
tific Dept. Maine Wesleyan Seminary 1859, b. 
at Union, Me., May 22, 1837 (m. at San Fran- 
cisco, Feb. 7, 1874, Nancy R. R. Delzelle, 
b. at St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 4, 1854, her family 
from Tennessee and North Carolina, ances- 
tor in Rev. war and war of 1812, of French 
and Scotch descent), was county superin- 
tendent of schools for Butte and Yuba 
counties, California, from 1864 to 1870, 
since which time in business at San Fran- 
cisco, has two sons, Isaac O., b. at San 
Francisco, Feb. 5, 1875, and Benjamin, 
born at San Francisco, Apr. 6, 1876; son 
of Benjamin P. of Washington, Maine, b. 
Dec. 25, 1811, at Union, Me. (m. at Ap- 
pleton, Me., Dec. 31, 1835, to Julia Hodg- 
kins, who d. at Appleton, 1853, age 39), 
for many years in mercantile business at 
South Liberty, son of Isaac of Union, 
Knox Co., Me., b. June 3, 1779, at Athol, 
Mass. (m. July 8, 1807, Eliza Keene, she was 
b. at Kinderhook, N. Y., June 12, 1789, 
granddau. of Col. Gardner of New York, 
large ship-owner of New York, who lost 
heavily in the Revolution); son of Jabez of 
Athol, Mass., and Bristol, Me., b. May 6, 
I735> at Weston, Mass. (m. Hannah Bur- 
gess), he was a Revolutionary soldier, 
fought at Bunker Hill, after war was over 
settled at Bristol, Me.; son of Josiah of 
Weston, Mass., b. 1705, probably at Read- 
ing, d. Aug. II, 1772, probably at Weston, 
(m. Judith Train); son of Thomas of Read- 
ing, Mass., b. about 1668, at Maiden, Mass., 
d. Nov. 28, 1735, probably at Reading (m. 
2nd, Oct. 2, 1704, Mary Brown of Reading), 
owned property at Reading, perhaps inter- 
ested with his brother Richard in Upham 
farm and mill property; son of Phineas 
of Maiden, Mass., b. about 1636 in Mass., 
probably Weymouth, d. Oct., 1676 (m. at 
Maiden, Apr. 14, 1658, Ruth Wood, who 
died aged 60, in 1696-7), a lieut. in King 
Philip's Indian war, wounded at storming 



Narragansett Fort Canonicus, Dec. 19, 1675, 
from effects of which wound he died the 
following year, was prominent at Maiden, 
and in settlement of Worcester, Mass.; 
son of John of Weymouth and Maiden, 
Mass., b. in England about 1597 to 1600, 
d. Feb. 25, 1681 (m. Elizabeth (perhaps 
Webb) who came from England with him, 
she died before 1671), sailed from Wey- 
mouth, England, March 20, 1635, as per 
Hotten Lists, first settled with " Hull 
Colony" at Weymouth, after moved to 
Maiden, at both places he was deacon in 
church, and for several terms was mem- 
ber of the General Court of the Colony. 
He was prominent at both these places, and 
(as was also his son Phineas) was ancestor 
of all Uphams in this country, gravestone 
still standing in old burying ground at 
Maiden in 1888. 

UPTON, JAMES BOUGHTON of Ore- 
town. Or., b. at Victor, Mich., March 
19, 1844, resided in Michigan, California, 
Oregon City, Or., Portland and since 1876 
Oretown (m, Nov. 9, 1869, Anne Amanda 
Shaw, by whom he has three sons and two 
daus.), and CHARLES BACKUS UP- 
TON of Walla Walla, W. T., lawyer, b. 
at DeWitt, Mich., Dec. 18, 1845, resided in 
Michigan, California, Portland, Or., 1865- 
1878, Walla Walla since 1878, unm., and 
WILLIAM HENRY UPTON of Walla 
Walla, W. T., lawyer, secretary and director 
of C. & P. R. R. Co., hon. local secretary 
of Harleian Society, member N. E. Hist, 
and Genealogical Society, b. at Weaverville, 
Cal., June 19, 1854, resided in California, 
Portland, Or., 1865-73, New Haven 1873-77, 
Washington, D. C, 1877-80, Walla Walla 
since 1880, grad. Yale Coll. 1877 (B. A.), 
and Columbian Univ., LL. B. 1879, LL. M. 
1880 (m. at Washington, D. C, June 23, 
1881, Georgia Louise, youngest dau. of 
Samuel William and Adilha D. (Barr) Brad- 
ley of Olean, N. Y., by whom he has two 
sons, William Hollister and George Brad- 
ley), and GEORGE WHITMAN UPTON 
of Warren, Ohio, lawyer, b. at Sacramento, 
Cal., June i, 1857, educated at West Point, 
resided in California 1857-65, Portland, 
Or., 1865-76, West Point 1876-1880, Wash- 



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55 



ington, D. C, 1880-84, Warren since 1884 
(m. in 1884, Harriet, only dau. of Hon. E. 
B. Taylor, member of Congress from Ohio), 
and RALPH RICHARD UPTON of 
Washington, D. C, b. at Portland, Or., 
the only surviving children of Hon. 
William W. of Portland, Or., and Wash- 
ington, D. C, b. at Victor, N. Y., July 11, 
1817 (m. 1st, at Victor, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1840, 
Maria Amanda Hollister, a desc. of John 
Hollister of Wethersfield, Conn., 1642, m. 
2nd, at East Avon, N. Y., March 29, i860. 
Marietta, dau. of Amasa and Alida Ann 
(Ketcham) Bryan), he resided at Victor, N. 
Y., 1817-37, Victor, Mich., 1837-45, De- 
Witt 1845-7, Lansing 1847-52, Weaverville, 
Cal., 1852-5, Sacramento, Cal., 1855-65, 
Portland, Or., 1865-77, Washington, D. C, 
since 1877, was supervisor of Victor, Mich., 
1840-5, surveyor of Clinton county 1841-5, 
county treasurer 1845-7, district attorney 
for Ingham county, Mich., 1848-52, mem- 
ber of the Legislature of Michigan 1847, 
and of California 1856, and of Oregon 
1866, district attorney at Sacramento 1861-4, 
justice of the Supreme Court of Oregon 
1867-74, chief justice from 1872, comp- 
troller of the treasury of the United States 
1877-85, his judicial opinions appear in the 
"Oregon Reports," and his "Digest of 
Decisions of the Second Comptroller of 
the Treasury, 1869 to 1884," was published 
in 1885; fourth son of James of Victor, 
N. Y., 1797-1857, b. Feb. 2, 1779, at 
Charlemont, Mass., d. in 1857, at Victor, 
N. Y. (m. at Victor, N. Y., April 21, 1808, 
Olive, dau. of Samuel and Lucy (Tracy) 
Boughton, a desc. of John Bouton of 
Norwalk, Conn., 1655); sixth son but eldest 
by second wife of Josiah of North Read- 
ing, Mass., till about 1769, then Bedford, 
Mass., till about 1778, and after that at 
Charlemont, Mass., b. Aug. 24, 1735, at 
North Reading, Mass., d. December 10, 
1791^ at Charlemont, Mass. (m. ist, Dec. 
28, 1756, Susannah Emerson, m. 2nd, about 
1775, Catherine Hartwell, a desc. of William 
Hartwell of Concord, 1642, he frequently 
held town offices in Reading; second son 
of Ebenezer of North Reading, Mass., b. 
Jan. 21, 1702, in North Reading, will dated 
Nov. 20, 1753, proved July 14, 1755, at 



North Reading (m. Feb. 23, 1727, Sarah 
Goodell,a desc. of Robert Goodell of Salem, 
1634), he frequently held town offices in 
North Reading, 1732-51; second son of 
Joseph, inherited the North Reading estate 
and resided there, b. April 9, 1670, in that 
part of Salem, Mass., which is now Pea- 
body, d. , North Reading (m. Feb. 

12, 1692, Abigail ); seventh son of 

John of Salem and North Reading, Mass., 
d. July II, 1699, in Reading, Mass. (m. 

Eleanor ). He first appears in New 

England in the employ of Edward Winslow 
of Salisbury, in or before 1639. Is men- 
tioned as a constable in 1645, probably of 
Lynn, whence he removed to Salem, pur- 
chasing land there Dec. 26, 1658. He soon 
made large purchases of land in Reading, 
now North Reading, Mass., whither he re- 
moved before 1678. Upon fairly satisfac- 
tor)' evidence he is usually considered 
identical with that John Upton, bp. at 
Puslinch, Devonshire, Eng., May 6, 1625, 
who was third son (by Amye, dau. of 
Richard Loves) of William Upton of Pus- 
linch, Esq., who is known to have been 
twelfth in descent from Thomas Upton of 
Uppeton, Cornwall, Esq., temp. Richard I. 

UPTON, WINSLOW of Providence, R. 
I., b. Oct. 12, 1853, at Salem, Mass. 
(m. Cornelia Augusta Babcock), grad. 
Brown Univ. 1875, professor of astronomy 
there since 1883; son of James of Salem, 
Mass., b. there Mar. 31, 1813, d. there Mar. 
30, 1879 (m. ist, Oct. 27, 1836, Emily 
Collins Johnson, who d. Nov. 12, 1843, 
and had dau. Emily C, and son James H., 
who died in infancy, m. 2nd, Oct. 9, 1845, 
Sarah Sophia Ropes of Salem, who d. Feb. 
12, 1865, and had three daughters, «, Lucy 
H., ii, Grace, m. Frederick R. Chapman 
of Providence, Nov. 17, 1886, m, Elizabeth 
R., m. Robert Mills of Salem, Dec. 18, 1872, 
d. Sept. 17, 1876, and four sons who died in 
childhood), merchant at Salem and Boston; 
son of Robert of Salem, b. there Feb. 16, 
1788, d. there Sept. 9, 1863 (m. Sept. 17, 
1811, Lucy Doyle), merchant at Salem; son 
of Robert of Amherst, N. H., North Read- 
ing and Salem, Mass., Cavendish, Vt., and 
Harrington, now Millbridge, Me., b. at 



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Amherst, May 12, 1758, d. at Harrington 
in 1824 (m. in 1784 Anna Wheelock); son 
of Caleb of Amherst, b. at Danvers, Mass., 
Feb. 4, 1722; son of William of Danvers, 
b. there June lo, 1663, d. in 1740 (m. May 
27, 1701, Mary Maber); son of John of 
Reading, Mass., b. 1625-30 in England or 
Scotland, d. July 11, 1699, at Reading (m. 
about 1653 Eleanor (Stuart?) of Scottish 
birth and who came to America before her 
husband), came to America about 1652, 
was energetic and successful, acquired 
large landed property in Reading and Dan- 
vers, Mass. 

VAN ALLEN, DANIEL D., M. A., of 
Dansville, N. Y., b. Jan. 7, 1834 (m, 
June 2, 1868, Frances, dau. of William 
Holland, of Scranton, Pa.); youngest son 
of John of Dansville, N. Y., b. May 11, 
1796, at Pittstown, N. Y.,d. April 19, 1883, 
at Dansville, N. Y. (m. June 2, 1819, Mary, 
dau. of William M'Allaster, a desc. in the 
female line of the M'Leods of Dunvegan, 
she was of the fifth generation in America 
of the MAlesters of Ayrshire and Kintyre, 
and desc. from the Campbells and M'Don- 
alds), served in the war of 1812 under Gen. 
Eddy of Rensselaer Co.; youngest son of 
Emanuel Harmanns of Pittstown, N. Y., 
b. i77o(?) probably at Kinderhook, d. 1824 
at Ridgeway, N. Y. (m. Martha Northrup), 
he was one of the last slave-holders in New 
York, father-in-law to Judge Samuel Tap- 
pan of Orleans county; older son of Pieter 
Van Alen of Kinderhook, N. Y., b. Nov. 
5, 1749, at Bethlehem, d. 1816 (m. Anna 
Van Buren, aunt to President Martin Van 
Buren), an officer in the Rev. war, as was 
his brother Barent; youngest son of Pieter 
Van Alen of Bethlehem, N. Y., b. April 10, 
1702, at Bethlehem, d. Sept., 1749, ^it Beth- 
lehem (m. ist, 1727, Anna Van Wie, m. 2nd, 
I733> Anna Van Benthuysen); oldest son of 
Willeni Van Alen or Van Aelen of Al- 
bany, b. about 1670, at Albany, d. April 
17. 1753. at Bethlehem (m. Nov. 4, 1694, 
by Dominie Godfusdus Dellins, in the old 
Dutch church at Albany, to Marie Van 
Petten), was an extensive trader with the 
Indians and the owner of several sloops 
plying between New York and Albany, 



received large grants of land along the 
Hudson; older son of Pieter Van Alen or 
Van Halen of Albany, b. in Holland about 
1630, d. in Albany in January, 1674 (m. 
Marie, dau. of Willem Teller, wachtmeester 
of the fort (b. 1620, came to Albany in 1639, 
wachtmeester 1639-92, d. in New York 
1701), Marie married in 1676 Jacobus(?) 
Loockermans), came from Utrecht in the 
Gilded Beaver in 1658 to Beverwyck, 
received a patent of land in Kinderhook 
from Gen. Nicholls, June 26, 1668. Dirck 
Wessels Ten Broeck, his servant, was 
steward of his estate during his absence in 
Holland in 1662; probably older son of 
Laurens Van Alen, a merchant of Am- 
sterdam, Holland. The name is probably 
derived from Haelen or Haalen, a town in 
Belgian Limbourg, and has passed through 
the forms of Van Haelen, Van Halen, Van 
Aelen, Van Alen, and Van Allen. Both 
of the last two ways of writing it are now 
used. 

VAN ALLEN, GARRET A. (m. in 
i860, Elizabeth Morgan Barker), and 
WILLIAM H., d. April 3, 1888 (m. in 1862, 
Martha McEwen), and ADAM VAN 
ALLEN (m. in 1871, Cornelia Benjamin), 
and CHARLES H. VAN ALLEN (m. in 
1881, Mary A. Dwyer), sons of Adam of 
Albany, b. Sept. 20, 1813, d. Aug. 11, 1884 
(m. Feb. 18, 1834, Eleanor, dau. of Teunis 
Slingerland, a direct desc. of Teunis Cor- 
nelise Slingerland, who came from Holland 
about 1650), supervisor 1847, 1848 and 1850, 
member of Assembly 1856, treasurer of 
Albany county i860; son of Garret W. of 
New Scotland (formerly part of Bethlehem), 
b. Aug. I, 1790, d. May 13, 1851 (m. Oct. 
5, 1807, Hannah, dau. of Adam F. Winne), 
was justice of the peace; son of William 
of New Scotland, b. Dec. 11, 1744, d. May 
28, 1795 (m. Sept. 26, 1789, Magdalen Van 
Wie), changed the spelling of the name 
from Van Alen to Van Allen ; son of 
Gerret Van Alen of New Scotland, b. May 
18, 1704, d. June 28, 1793 (m. June 25, 1742, 
Catharine Van Wie); eldest son of Wil- 
lem Van Alen of Albany, b. at Albany 
about 1670, d. at Bethlehem, April 17, 1753 
(m. Nov. 4, 1694, Maritie Van Petten); son 



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of Pieter Van Alen or Van Halen, b. in 

Holland about 1630 (m. Maritie, dau. of 
Willem Teller, wachtmeester of the fort, she 
m. again after death of husband to Jacobus(?) 
Loockermans, came from Utrecht in the 
Gilded Beaver x^^. 1658, and resided in Bever- 
wyck, received a patent of land in Kinder- 
hook from Gov. Nicholls, June 26, 1668, 
and Dirck Wessels Ten Broeck was his 
steward during his absence in Holland in 
1662, the estate at Kinderhook being still 
in possession of the Van Alcns, d. in Al- 
bany, Jan., 1674; he was a son of Laurens 
Van Alen or Van Halen, a merchant of 
Amsterdam, Holland. The name is proba- 
bly derived from Haelen or Haalen, a town 
in Belgian Limbourg, and has passed 
through the forms of Haelen, Halen, Aelen, 
Alen and Allen, the Kinderhook family 
retaining the name Van Alen, and the 
Albany branches having adopted the spell- 
ing of Van Allen. 

VAN DEVENTER, CHARLES 
HENRY of New York city, b. Jan. 
7, 1847 (m. Feb. 23, 1876, Christine Mil- 
ler), member of the New York Stock Ex- 
change 1869, Union League Club 1873, 
New York Athletic Club 1883, Holland 
Society 1885; only son of Henry Bergen 
of St. Louis, Mo., and Bound Brook, N. 
J., b. March 15, 1809, d. Dec. 3, 1879 (m. 
March 4, 1846, Elizabeth DeGroot Voor- 
hees (see Voorhis Gen)', eldest son of Peter 
of Rahway, b. May 11, 1789, d. April 26, 1817 
(m. Sept. 19, 1807, Elizabeth Vail); son of 
Jeremiah of Bound Brook, N. J., b. 
March 12, 1741, d. Dec. 22, 1806 (m. Eliza- 
beth Conover); son of Jacob of Freehold, 
N.J.,bp. Oct. 20, 1709, d. April, 1756 (m. 
Margretta Field (see Field Genealogy); son of 
Peter Jansen of Martin's Neck, L. L, 1686, 
New York city 1698, Bound Brook, N. J., 
about 1720, b. 1653 (?), d. 1747 (m. March 22, 
1686, Maria Christaan from Doom), deacon 
Reformed Dutch Church, New Utrecht, L. 
I., 1697, elder Freehold Church, Monmouth 
Co., N. J., 1709; son of Jan Pietersen of 
Brooklyn, L. I., and New Utrecht, L. L, bp. 
Jan. 7, 1628, at Deventer, Holland (m. ist, 

Maria , 2nd, Engel Tunis), arrived in 

New York from Deventer, Holland, 
8 



April 1, 1662, in ship Hope, appointed 
'* Schepen " of New Utrecht, L. L, in 1673; 
son of Pieter Pieters of Deventer, Hol- 
land, 1627 (m. Janneken Jansen). 

VAN PETTEN, JOHN BULLOCK, 
Rev., Claverack, N. Y., grad. Wesleyan 
Univ. 1850, chap. Thirty-fourth N. Y. 
vols., lieut.-col. One Hundred and Sixtieth 
N. Y. vols., col. One Hundred and Ninety- 
third N. Y. vols., and brevet brig.-gen. U. S. 
vols., State senator of New York 1868-9, 
principal of Fairfield Seminary 1854-61 
and 1866-68, professor in Claverack Coll., 
and Hudson River Institute, b. June 19, 
1827 (m. 1850, Mary B. Mason of Red 
Creek, N. Y.); son of Dr. Peter of Ster- 
ling, N. Y., b. Nov. 9, 1777, atGuilderland, 
N. Y., d. June i, 1829, at Sterling, N. Y. 
(m. Jan. 24, 1785, Lydia, dau. of John 
Bullock of New Scotland, N. Y.), was 
several years town clerk and justice of the 
peace in Guilderland, in Sterling he prac- 
ticed his profession; son of Nicolaas of 
Rensselaerswyck, b. Sept. 23, 1743 (m. Dec. 
12, 1769, Margareta Ecker of Rensselaers- 
wyck); son of Nicolaas of Rensselaerswyck, 
b. Dec. 16, 1716 (m. Sept. 19, 1744, Sarah, 
dau. of Peter Clement); son of Nicolaas 
of Albany, b. April 6, 1690 (m. Rebecca, 
dau. of Simon Groot, Jr., of Albany); son 
of Nicolaas Frederickse of Albany, b. 
in Holland May 30, 1641, d. in Albany 
Oct. 3, 1728 (m. Aeflfie, dau. of Arent 
Bradt and Catelyntje De Vos), he came to 
Schenectady in 1664, and hired William 
Teller's bowery of Schenectady, in 1668 
he bought, in company with Cornelise 
Viele, the bowery of Martin Cornelise Van 
Isselsteyn next west of Reyer Schermer- 
horn's farm, which long remained in the 
family, in 1683-94 he owned a farm at 
Popsknee below Albany, in 1690 was ap- 
pointed justice of the peace by Leisler; 
son of Frederich of Holland. The family 
has a coat of arms bearing the date of 

1510- 

VAN SICLEN, GEORGE WEST of 
New York city, b. Aug. 13, 1840, grad. 
B. A. 1857, Coll. of the City of New York (the 
capstone of the free school system founded 
by the Dutch and become the cornerstone 



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of the United States and which is now 
spreading over England), grad. LL. B. of 
Columbia Coll. Law 1867, founder of the 
Title Guarantee and Trust Co. of New 
York, founder and first secretary of the 
Holland Society of New York, founder and 
first sec. of Holland Trust Co. of N. Y., has 
always declined public office except that of 
school trustee(m. May 15, 1862, Sarah J., dau. 
of John and Sarah Gregory, and has two 
sons, Arthur and Matthew); oldest son of 
Matthew of New York city, b. at Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., d. at New York city in 
1866, was a machinist and worked for his 
living and to educate his children (m. May 
21, 1839, Ellen Clark West, descended from 
Thos. Clarke of the Mayflower and Ad- 
miral Coffin of Nantucket, her uncle John 
Clark was fireman with Robert Fulton on 
the first steamboat and afterward first U. S. 
inspector of steam engines); son of Henry 
of Poughkeepsie (m. Elizabeth Bussey); 
son of Ferdinand of Wappinger's Falls, 
N. Y., farmer (m. Betje Brouwer); son of 
CorneHus of Wappinger's Falls, N. Y., 
b. about 1730, a farmer and land-owner at 
Wappinger's Falls (m. Femmetje Van der 
Veer); ninth son of Ferdinand of Graves- 
end, L. I., b, there about 1688 (m. about 

1708, Mary ); oldest son of Reinier 

Van Siclen (Sicklen or Sikkelen) of 
Gravesend, L. I., b. about 1661 (m. March 
26, 1687, Jannetje Van Hooren); oldest son 
of Ferdinandus in 1652 of Gravesend, b. 
in Holland (m. Eva Antonis Jansen, dau. 
of Anthony Jansen van Salee, alias van 
Fez, of Holland (by tradition a freebooter) 
who settled at Gravesend, and the first 
grantee of land there and at Coney Island). 

VAN SLYKE, JOHN GARNSEY of 
Kingston, N. Y., b. Feb. 26, 1845 
(m. Oct. 14, 1869, Mary Amelia Amerman 
of Somerville, N. J.), grad. Rutger's Coll. 
1866, and New Brunswick Theolog. Sem. 
1869, D. D. from Rutger's Coll. 1883, set- 
tled as pastor of Reformed Church of Read- 
ington, N. J., July i, 1869, of Reformed 
Church of Jamaica, N. J., from Nov., 1870, 
to Nov., 1876, of First Reformed Church of 
Kingston, N. Y., from Nov., 1876, to pres- 
ent, member of Holland Society of New 



York, of Institute of Christian Philosophy 
of New York, of Philosophical Society of 
Great Britain, one of the leading preachers 
of his denomination and having a reputa- 
tion as a thoughtful and original writer on 
religious and especially philosophical sub- 
jects; son of Baltus Tennis of Coey- 
mans, N. Y., and now of Hudson, N. Y., b. 
at New Baltimore, N. Y., April 28, 1817 
(m. April 4, 1844, Esther, dau. of John 
Garnsey of Albany); son of Teunis B. 
of New Baltimore, N. Y., b. there Oct. 14, 
1787, d. there Dec. 18, i860 (m. Dec. 19, 
1812, Judith, dau. of Ephraim Bronk and 
Annatje Knot), was a man of social position 
and influence in affairs of town and church; 
son of Baltus of New Baltimore, b. there 
Feb. 26, 1749, d. there Sept. 19, 1827 (m. 
Hannah (Annatje ?), dau. of Barent Lewis 
and Catherine Van Slyke); son of Anaries 
of New Baltimore, b. Sept. 14, 1704 (m. 
Maria, dau. of Balthus Van Benthuysen 
and Lydia Dealy, b. after her father's death 
and not mentioned in his will); son of 
Tennis (Van Slyck) of New Baltimore, 
then part of Albany, b. at Beverwyck now 
Albany, d. at New Baltimore, built stone 
house now standing on west bank of Hud- 
son river one and one-half miles south of 
New Baltimore, over the door, cut in stone, 
is " T. V. S. 1713," conveyed large tract of 
land to his sons Andrew and Peter, Oct. 
20, 1741, for which he held a deed given 
by Coeymans and his wife, Oct., 1716; son 
of William Pieterse of Beverwyck, 1655; 
son of Pieter, supposed to have come 
from Utrecht, Holland, in 1635, where the 
name was spelled van Slyk. 

VAN VOORHIS, ELIAS WILLIAM of 
New York city, LL. B. of Colum- 
bia Coll. Law School 1865, b. May 28, 1844, 
in New York city; son of Elias William 
of New York city, b. Aug. 14, 1791, at Fish- 
kill, Dutchess Co., N. Y., d. Aug. 17, 1869, 
at Tarrytown, N. Y. (m. ist, June 19, 1832, 
Sarah Ann Barker of New York city, d. 
Aug. 8, 1840, 2nd, May 24, 1842, Maria 
Louisa Barker of New York city, b. Dec. 9, 
1818, living), was an officer in the war of 
1812, being an ensign in 149th Regt. N. Y. 
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of his son Elias William; son of Major 
William Roe of Fishkill, N. Y., b. there 
Nov. ID, 1764, d. there Nov, 2, 1828 (m. 
May 12, 1788, Rachel, dau. of Isaac Vail of 
Fishkill, b. June i, 1767, d. June 12, 1845), 
held the commission of major in the 149th 
Regt. N. Y. State Infantry during the war 
of 1812, and was with his regiment en- 
camped at White Plains for some time; son 
of John of Fishkill, N. Y., bp. there May 
I, 1737, d. there in 1801 (m. ist, Kannah, 
dau. of William Roe of Fishkill, 2nd, 
Oct. 13, 1771, Ransie Nostrand, b. in 1749, 
d. Jan. 25, 1831); son of Joliaunis (Van 
Voorhees) Junior of Fishkill, b. Aug. 6, 
1708, at Flatlands, L. I., d. 1750 at Fish- 
kill (m. Sept. 30, 1731, Gerritje, dau. of 
Elias Van Benschouten of Dutchess Co., N. 
Y.); son of Johannes Coerte ist of Flat- 
lands, removed in 1730 to Fishkill, N. Y., 
b, April 20, 1683, at Flatlands, L. I., d. 
Oct. 10, 1757, at Fishkill (m. ist, Nov. 19, 
1703, Barbara Van Dyck of Flatlands, b. 
Dec. 20, 1682, d. April 18, 1743, 2nd, 
May 2, 1744, Sara Van Vleit, b. Nov. 7, 
1694, d. in 1773), was one of the organizers 
of the Dutch Church of Fishkill Village in 
1734 and an elder or deacon until his death; 
son of Coert Stevense of Flatlands, L. I., 
b. in 1637 at Voor Hees, Drenthe, Holland, 
d. 1702-9 at Flatlands, L. I. (m. circa 1663 
Marretje Gerritse Van Couenhoven of Flat- 
lands, L. I., bp. April 10, 1644, d. 1702-9); 
was a deacon of the Dutch Church of Flat- 
lands, L. I., in 1677, a magistrate in 1664 
and 1673, captain of militia in 1689, a mem- 
ber of the Gen. Assembly held in City Hall, 
New Amsterdam, on April 10, 1664, a rep- 
resentative of Flatlands in the Provincial 
Assembly of March 19, 1664, a delegate to 
the Convention held at New Orange to con- 
fer with Gov. Colve on March 26, 1674; 
son of Steven Coerte Van Voor Hees of 
Voor Hees, Drenthe, Holland, emigrated 
April, 1660, settled Flatlands, L. I., b. in 
1600 at Voor Hees, Holland, d. Feb. 16, 
1684, at Flatlands, L.I. (m. ist, in Holland, 
name unknown, 2nd, on Long Island, 
Willempie Roeloffse Senbering, b. in 1619, 
d. in 1690), a magistrate of Flatlands in 
1664; son of Coert Alberts Van Voor 
Hees of Voor Hees, Drenthe, Holland. 



VAN VORST, HOOPER GUMMING 
of New York city, b. at Schenectady, 
N. Y., Dec. 3, 1817, grad. Union Coll. 
1839, LL. D. 1874, city attorney and presi- 
dent of Y. M. A. of Albany 1847, justice of 
the Court of Common Pleas of N. Y. city, 
1868, member of board of education New 
York city 1871-72, justice of Superior 
Court of New York city by election of peo- 
ple and appointment of the governor and 
assigned as justice of the Superior Court 
to hold circuits and special terms in the 
Supreme Court 1873-87, elder in Fifth 
Ave. Presbyterian Church, New York city, 
trustee of Union Coll. 1885, trustee of the 
Children's Aid Society and American Tract 
Society, president of the Holland Society 
of New York 1885-88, trustee of the Cen- 
tury Club, N. Y. city, 1888 (m. ist, Sept. 14, 
1848, at Albany, Maria L. Boyd, 2nd, 
Nov. 21, i860, Josephine A. Treat); son of 
John of Schenectady, t-. there June 17, 
1784, d. there March, 1844 (m. Elizabeth, 
dau. of Gardner Baker of New York); son 
of Johannes of Schenectady, b. there Jan. 
II, 1 741 (m. there Oct. 30, 1774, Bata Van 
der Heyden); son of Richard of Sche- 
nectady, b. there Aug. 25, 1705 (m. 1733, 
Emmetje Bovie), wounded and taken pris- 
oner in the Indian massacre at Benkendall 
near Schenectady, 1748, in which twenty 
men were killed, but he escaped; son of 
Jellis of Schenectady, b. in Albany 1670 
(m. Elizabeth, dau. of Jan Baptist Van 
Eps), came to Schenectady in 1700, and 
purchased of Johannes Ouderkerk a lot 
on Union street next east of the Dutch 
church. 

VARNUM, JAMES M. of New York 
city, b. June 9, 1848, B. A. from Yale 
Univ. 1868, LL. B. from Columbia Coll. 
1871, member New York Legislature 1879- 
1880, commission of New York State to 
receive foreign guests at Yorktown Cen- 
tennial 1881, chairman committee in charge 
of Centennial of Evacuation of New York 
1883, col. N. G. S. N. Y. and aid-de-camp 
to governor 1880-82; son of Joseph B. of 
New York city, b. at Washington, D. C, 
April 4, 1818, d. at Astoria, N. Y., Dec. 31, 
1874 (m. Nov. 30, 1843, Susan M., dau. of 



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Nathan B. Graham of New York), B. A. 
from Yale Coll. 1838, LL. B. from Yale 
Coll., member of New York Legislature 
1849-51, 1857, speaker of Assembly 1851; 
eldest son of James M., b. at Dracutt, 
Mass., Aug. 2, 1786, d. at Washington, D. 
C, Sept. II, 1821 (m. March 5, 1811, Mary, 
dau. of Major Pease, niece of Hon. Gideon 
Granger, postmaster-general), captain in 
war of 1812; third son of Joseph B. of 
Dracutt, Mass., b. there Feb. 29, 1750, d. 
there Sept. 11, 1821 (m. Jan. 26, 1778, 
Molley, dau. of Jacob Butler of Pelham, 
N. H.), maj.-gen. Second Division Mass. 
militia, State senator, member of Congress, 
speaker of House of Representatives, U. 
S. senator from Massachusetts, president 
pro-tern. U. S. Senate, acting vice-presi- 
dent of U. S.; third son of Samuel of 
Dracutt, Mass., b. there Feb. 21, 1715, d. 
April 17, 1797 (m. ist, Jan. 4, 1736, Mary 
Prime, 2nd, Oct. 26, 1738, Hannah Mitchell), 
major in Massachusetts militia; second son 
of Joseph of Dracutt, Mass.,b. March 15, 
1672, d. Dec. 23, 1749 (m. Oct. 3, 1697, 
Ruth Jewett of Rowley), colonel in Massa- 
chusetts militia, member of Massachusetts 
Colonial Legislature; fifth son of Samuel 
of Ipswich, Chelmsford and Dracutt, Mass., 
b. in 1619 at Draycott, Eng., d. after 1673, 
at Dracutt, Mass. (m. Sarah Langton), 
founded Dracutt named after old home in 
Great Britain, and now a part of Lowell, 
Mass.; only son of Oeorge of Draycott, 
Eng., and in 1634 of Ispwich, Mass., b. 
in 1593, at Draycott, Eng., d. in 1649, at 

Ipswich, Mass. (m. Hannah ), came 

from Draycott, Eng., to America about 
1634, and settled at Ipswich. 

WAIT, HORATIO LOOMIS of 
Chicago, 111., b. at New York city, 
Aug. 8, 1836 (m. at Chicago, May 7, i860, 
CharaConant, dau. of James Long, and had 
two sons, James Joseph and Henry Heile- 
man), was ass't paymaster U. S. Navy, 1862, 
served on gunboat Pembina, under Ad- 
miral Dupont and under Farragut in 1863, 
served on Admiral Dahlgren's Philadel- 
phia in 1864-5, was com. paymaster April 
I, 1866, served on U. S. ship Ino, in Euro- 
pean squadron, served on U. S. ship New 



Hampshire in 1867, at Pensacola navy 
yard in t868, resigned in 1870, admitted to 
Chicago bar in 1870, appointed master in 
chancery of circuit court of Cook county, 
111., in 1876; son of Joseph of New York, 
b. at Randolph, Vt., March 24, 1806, d. at 
Jersey City, N. J., Feb. 22, 1869 (m. at 
Boston, May 28, 1835, Harriet Heileman 
Whitney); son of Marmaduke of Wind- 
sor, Vt., b. at Clarendon, N. H., July i, 
1774, d. at Chicago, Nov. 4, 1847 (m. at 
Westminster, Vt.., Aug. 9, 1801, Amelia 
Heileman), com. ist lieut. i6th U. S. in- 
fantry May, 1799, 2nd lieut. U. S. marines 
Jan. 21, 1801, by John Adams; son of 
Joseph of Claremont, N. H., and Wind- 
sor, Vt., b. at Brookfield, Mass., in 1732, 
d. at Clarendon Sp., Vt., Sept. 28, 1776 
(m. in 1762, Martha Stone), served as captain 
in Major Robert Rogers' corps of rangers 
during French and Indian war, erected 
Wait guide monument at Springfield, Mass., 
in 1763, served as lieut. -col. in Continental 
army, mortally wounded in skirmish before 
battle of Valcour Island, died on his way 
home, a monument, now standing, was 
erected to his memory at Clarendon Springs, 
Vt., by his companions in arms; son of 
John, b. at Sudbury, removed to Foster 
Hill, Brookfield, Mass., 1646, had seven 
sons, all of whom served their country in 
the colonial army during French and In- 
dian wars, and the Continental army dur- 
ing Revolution; son of Joseph of Water- 
town, Mass., removed to Sudbury; son of 
Richard of Watertown, Mass., received 
grants of land there in 1637. 

WESTERVELT, CHARLES WES- 
LEY of Loudonville, N. Y., b. 
in Bethlehem, N. Y., May 3, 1846, P. G. 
W. A. Grand Div. S. of T. of 111., mem- 
ber Nat. Div. S. of T. of North America, 
and ALBERT B. of Beebe, Ark., b. in 
Bethlehem, Aug. 16, 1848, and EDGAR 
MADDEN of Loudonville, b. in Bethle- 
hem, Oct. 25, 1851 (m. Dec. 27, 1877, Mary 
Helen Robinson), and GEORGE K. of 
Melvern, Kans., b. at Harpersville, N. Y., 
Feb. 13, i860; sons of John P. of Bethle- 
hem, b. there Jan. 25, 1823, d. at Beebe, 
Ark., June 30, 1886 (m. May 17, 1845, 



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Johannah Van Amburgh); son of Peter, 
b. near Poughkeepsie, May 26, 1786, d. at 
Bethlehem, March 10, 1855 (m. Sept. 27, 
1804, Catherine Van Derpool); son of 
John, b. near Poughkeepsie, July 3, 1761, 
d. in Bethlehem, Feb. 20, 1843 (m. June 3, 
1784, Anna Le Roy); son of Abraiil, b. in 
Bergen county, N. J., in 1720, d. in Bethle- 
hem, N. Y., July 28, 1796 (m. Hendrickie 
Van Boskerck); son of Jurrien (m. ist in 
1694, Geesie Bogert, 2nd in 1699, Antie 
Banta, 3d in 1703, Cornelia von Voorhees); 
son of Lubbert Lubbertseii van West- 
erveldt (m. Geesie Roeloffe). Came with 
his brother, Willem Lubbertsen, and their 
families, from Meppel, province Drenth, 
Holland, in the ship Hope, in April, 1662, 
and settled in Bergen county, N. J. 

WILLIS, RICHARD STORRS of 
Detroit, Mich., b. Feb. 10, 1819, 
grad. Yale Coll. 1841, pres. Yale Beet- 
hoven Society, for whom composed student 
songs, Glen-Mary waltzes, etc., hon. title 
of Professor conferred for literary service 
by Gustav, Landgrave of Hesse-Hom- 
burg, Germany, June 26, 1848, editor of 
Musical Times, Musical World, Once a 
Month, N. Y., 1852-64, author of Church 
Chorals, N. Y., 1850, Our Church Music, 
N. Y., 1856, Waif of Song, Paris and Nice, 
France, 1876, Pen and Lute, 1883 (m. ist, 
at New York, Sept. 30, 1851, Jessie Cairns, 
d. April 9, 1858, 2nd, at Detroit, Oct. 3, 
1861, Alexandrine Macomb Campau); 
youngest son of Nathaniel, Jr., of Boston, 
b. there June 6, 1780, d. there May 26, 1870 
(m. ist,July 21, 1803, Hannah Parker of Hol- 
liston, Mass., b. Jan. 28, 1782, d. at Bos- 
ton, March 21, 1844, 2nd, July 8, 1845, 
Susan Capen Douglas, b. Oct. 11, 1790), 
founder and editor of the Eastern Argus, 
Portland, Me., 1803, the Boston Recorder, 
Jan. 3, 1816 (the first religious newspaper 
ever published), the Youth's Companion, 
1827, the first religious periodical for youth, 
father of N. P. Willis, the poet, and of 
"Fanny Fern," the authoress, began act- 
ive life, like his father, in Benj. Franklin's 
former office on Congress street in Boston; 
son of Nathaniel, Sr., of Boston, b. there 
Feb. 7, 1755, d. in Ohio, April i, 1831 (m. 



Lucy Douglas, New London, Conn., b. Sept. 
22, 1755, d. at Boston, May i, 1793), editor 
of Independent Chronicle, Boston, from June, 
1774, to Jan., 1784, Potomac Guardian, Mar- 
tinsburg, Va., 1790-6, Sciota Gazette, Chilli- 
cothe, Ohio, 1796, the first paper in Ohio, 
active member of the Boston " Tea Party;" 
son of Charles of Boston, b. there 1728 
(m. Abigail Belknap, granddaughter of 
Rev. John Bailey, assistant pastor of first 
church in Boston); son of Charles of Bos- 
ton, b. there in 1700 (m. Anna Ingalls); 
son of Nathaniel, b. 1660, (?) at Boston; 
son of Nathaniel, b. 1637,(7) at Boston; 
son of (Jeorg^e of Cambridge, Mass., b. in 
England in 1602, d. at Cambridge in 1690 
(m. Jane Palfrey), arrived in New England 
in 1626, admitted freeman and elected 
deputy to Gen. Court in 1638. 

WINTHROP, HENRY ROGERS, Jr., 
of New York, b. July 2, 1876, only 
son of Buchanan of New York, b. Nov. 
II, 1841, Yale Coll. 1862 (m. Jan. 4, 1S72, 
Sarah, dau. of Isaac Townsend); only son 
of Henry Rogers of New York, b. Jan. 
31, i8ii, Yale Coll. 1830 (m. ist, Nov. 20, 
1838, Margaret, dau. of Thomas Hicks, 
2nd, Nov. 18, 1875, Mary, dau. of Maltby 
Gelston); eldest son of John Still of 
New York, b. Feb. 14, 1785, d. Sept. 6, 
1855, Yale Coll. 1804 (m. Aug. 14, 1808, 
Harriet, dau. of Fitch Rogers); eldest son 
of Francis Bayard of New York and 
Fisher's Island, b. March 11, 1754, d. May 
16, 1817 (m. ist, April 22, 1779, Elsie, dau. 
of Thomas Marston, 2nd, May 15, 1790, 
Phoebe, dau, of John Taylor); second son 
(the eldest d. unm.) of John Still of 
Boston and New London, b. Jan. 15, 1720, 
d. June 6, 1776, Yale Coll. 1737 (m. ist, 
Sept. 4, 1750, Jane, dau. of Francis Borland 
of Boston, and granddau. of Hon. Timothy 
Lindall of Salem, 2nd, Nov. 18, 1761, 
Elizabeth, dau. of William Shirreff and 
widow of Capt. John Hay, Fortieth foot), 
from him descend all the various branches 
of the family now existing, his fifth son 
was Hon. Thomas Lindall Winthrop of 
Boston, whose youngest and only surviv- 
ing son is the well-known statesman and 
orator, Hon. Robert C. Winthrop; eldest 



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surviving son of John of Boston and 
New London, b. Aug. 26, 1681, d. Aug. i, 
1747, Harvard Coll. 1700, a Fellow of the 
Royal Society, resided much in England (m. 
Dec. 16, 1707, Anne, dau. of Joseph Dudley, 
governor of Massachusetts); only surviv- 
ing son of Major-Geiieral Wait Still of 
Boston, chief justice of Massachusetts, b. 
Feb. 27, 1642-3, d. Nov. 7, 1717 (m. ist, 
1677, Mary, dau. of Hon. William Browne 
of Salem, 2nd, Nov. 13, 1707, Katharine, 
dau. of Captain Thomas Brattle, and widow 
of John Eyre of Boston); second son (his 
eldest brother, Gov. Fitz-John W. d. with- 
out male issue) of John, known in history 
as "John Winthrop the younger " to dis- 
tinguish him from his father, b. March 16, 
1605-6, d. April 5, 1676, one of the most 
accomplished scholars of his time, founder 
of Ipswich, Mass., and New London, 
Conn., many years governor of Connecti- 
cut, Fellow of the Royal Society, etc. (m. 
ist, Feb. 8, 1631-2, his cousin, Martha 
Fones, 2nd, 1635, Elizabeth, dau. of Ed- 
mond Reade, and step-dau. of the famous 
Hugh Peters); eldest of the seven sons of 
John of Groton Manor, county Suffolk, 
Eng., b. Jan. 12, 1587-8, d. March 26, 1649, 
the great Puritan leader, who came to New 
England in 1630 as governor of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay Colony, and founded Boston 



(m. 1st, March 16, 1605-6, Mary, heiress 
of John Forth of Great Stambridge, county 
Essex, 2nd, Dec. 6, 1615, Thomasine, dau. 
of William Clopton of Castleins, near 
Groton, 3rd, April 29, 1618, Margaret, dau. 
of Sir John Tyndall of Great Maplested, 
county Essex, 4th, Dec. 4, 1647, Martha, 
dau. of Capt. William Rainsborough, R. N. 
and widow of Thomas Coytmore of Bos- 
ton); onl}' son of Adam of Groton Manor, 
b. Aug. 10, 1548, d. March 28, 1623, a 
lawyer, county magistrate and auditor of 
Trinity and St. John's Coll., Cambridge 
(m. ist, Dec. 16, 1574, Alice, sister of Dr. 
John Still, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 2nd, 
Feb. 20, 1579-80, Anne, daughter of Henry 
Brown of Edwardston, near Groton); third 
son of Adam of Groton Manor and St. 
Michaels, Cornhill, London, b. Oct. 9, 1498, 
d. Nov. 9, 1562, master of the influential 
London Company of Cloth-workers in 
1551 (m. 1st, Nov. 16, 1527, Alice, dau. of 

Henny, gent., 2nd, July 20, 1534, 

Agnes, dau. of Robert Sharpe of Islington, 
gent.); son of Adam, first of that name, 
known to have been living at Lavenham in 
Suffolk in 1498, and to have had a wife 
whose name was Jane Burton. His family 
came, by tradition, from the village of 
Winthrope, near Newark, in Nottingham- 
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BOLTON, CHARLES KNOWLES of 
Cambridge, Mass., b. at Cleveland, 
Ohio, Nov. 14, 1867, Harvard Coll. class 
of i8go, member of N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc, 
author with S. K. Bolton of Poems from 
Heart and Nature, author of Descendants of 
Wm. Bolton of Reading, Mass., and of A 
Night's Tragedy; only son of Charles 
Edward of Cleveland, Ohio, b. at South 
Hadley Falls, Mass., May 16, 1841, Am- 
herst Coll. 1865, manufacturer, traveled 
through Norway, Russia, Turkey and west- 
ern Europe, delegate to Sunday School 
Centenary in London, and World's Conv. 
Y. M. C. A., author of The Progress of In- 
vention, correspondent while abroad for 
Chicago Tribune and Springfield Repub- 
lican, see Century Magazine for Jan., 1885, 
for an account of his educational work 
(m. Oct. 16, 1866, Sarah, dau. of John S. 
Knowles, desc. of Henry Knowles of R. 
L in 1635, she desc. of Nath. Stanley, treas. 
of Conn., Wm. Pynchon, founder of Spring- 
field, and she, Sarah K. Bolton, author of 
Poor Boys who became Famous, Girls ivho 
became Famous, Stories from Life, Famous 
American Authors, Social Studies in Eng- 
land, Famous American Statesmen, etc.); 
oldest son of James King of South Had- 
ley Falls, Mass., b. at Wilbraham, Mass., 
Mar. 31, 1813 (m. Oct. 24, 1837, Marilla S. 
Ingram, a desc. of John Ingram of Hadley 
in 1662, also of Elizabeth, sister of Gov. 
Roger Wolcott of Conn.) ; oldest son of 
Moses Bennett of Wilbraham, Mass., b. 
at Shirley, Mass., Aug. 26, 1788, d. June 
2, 1878 (m. Aug. 14, 181 1, Sarah Roxana, 
dau. of Obed Bliss, desc. from Thomas 
Bliss of Belstone, Eng., b. 1540-5); third 
son of Timothy of Shirley, Mass., b. at 
Reading, Mass., May 5, 1759, d. in Ver- 
mont about 1829, a volunteer at Lexington 
Alarm when sixteen years old, was at siege 
of Boston and at Bunker Hill, served until 
the Peace (m. May 14, 1778, Sybil, dau. of 
Moses Bennett, Jr., desc. from James of 
Concord, also from Major Simon Willard); 
sixth son of William of Reading and Shir- 
ley, Mass., b. at Reading Oct. 25, 1721, d. 
at Shirley about 1805, was in the French 
wars, tithingman, etc., moved to Shirley 
May 28, 1773 (m. 1742-3 Mary ); 



oldest son of William, who came to Read- 
ing, Mass., in 1720-1, settled in the North 
Parish, d. Sept. 10, 1725 (m. Jan. 5, 1720, 
Elizabeth White, b. Apr. 8, 1688, joined 
the South Church of Andover June i, 1712, 
dau. of John and Sarah White of Andover, 
she m. 2d, Jan. 15, 1739, Timothy Dorman 
of Boxford). The name is derived from 
the Anglo-Saxon boel, a manor house, and 
tun, a town. 

NEILL, EDWARD DUFFIELD of St. 
Paul, Minn., b. at Phila., Pa., Aug. 
g, 1823, grad. Amherst Coll. 1842, D. D. 
Lafayette Coll., professor of history in 
Macalester Coll. at St. Paul, Minn. (m. 
Oct. 4, 1847, Nancy, dau. of Richard Hall, 
a planter in Worcester county, Md., whose 
ancestors were early colonists in that sec- 
tion); son of Henry of Phila., b. at Snow 
Hill, Md., Mar. 12, 1783, d. Oct. 7, 1845, 
grad. in medicine at Univ. of Penn. 1807, 
vice-pres. of College of Physicians, Phila., 
at time of his death (m. Apr., 1806, Martha 
R., dau. of Dr. Benjamin Duffield, a phy- 
sician of Phila.); son of John of Snow 
Hill, Md., b. at Lewes, Del., June 3, 1749, 
d. at Snow Hill, June, 1816, was one of 
the corporators of the Md. Historical Soc, 
a physician at Snow Hill, a subscriber in 
1789 to Carey's American Museum, also 
to the endowment fund of Washington 
College, Md. (m. June 16, 1773, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Col. James Martin of Com. of 
Safety for Worcester co., Md., during War 
for Independence); son of John of Lewes, 
Del., a native of Ireland, was for many 
years a lawyer at Lewes, Del.(m. Elizabeth 

, who died in 1771 and was buried 

in the Presbyterian church-yard at Lewes, 
Del.). 

LAPHAM, WILLIAM BERRY of Au- 
gusta, Me., b. at Greenwood, Me., 
Aug. 21, 1828, fitted for college at Gould's 
Academy, Bethel, Me., entered Waterville 
Coll. with class of 1855, did not grad. but 
received the honorarj' degree of A. M. from 
Colby Univ. in 1873; M. D. at New York 
in 1856, served in late war and had five 
promotions, mustered out as major, editor 
of Maine Farmer, 1872-83, editor of Maine 
Genealogist and Biographer, 1875-8, U. S. 



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examining surgeon for invalid pensioners 
since 1867, author of History of Woodstock, 
Me., 1882, History of Paris, Me., 1884, 
History of Norway, Me., 1886, has now in 
preparation a History of Mt. Desert, Me., 
author of several genealogies (m. Nov. 27, 
1866, Cynthia Ann, dau. Joel and Sophronia 
[Bisbee] Perham of Woodstock, Me., desc. 
from John^ and Sarah [Shipley] Perham of 
Chelmsford, Mass., through Lemuel^, Lem- 
uel^ Benjamin^, John'^) ; son of John of 
Bethel, Paris, Greenwood and Woodstock, 
Me., b. at Buckfield, Me., May 6, 1803, d. 
at Weld, Me., Apr. 7, 1883, farmer, deacon 
of the Baptist church (m. Dec. 10, 1824, 
Lovicy, dau. of Levi and Lusannah [Bry- 
ant] Berry of Paris, Me., desc. through 
William^, George^, George*, George^, Jo- 
seph*^ from William' Berry, who came to 
Portsmouth, N. H., in 1631); son of Abijah 
of Buckfield and Bethel, Me., b. at Scitu- 
ate, Mass., Aug. 15, 1769, d. at Bethel, 
Maine, Mar. i, 1847, moved to Pembroke, 
Mass., and in 1793 into the wilderness of 
Maine to Bucktown now Buckfield, was a 
farmer and shoemaker, a respectable citi- 
zen and deacon of the Baptist church (m. 
ist, Nov. 14, 1790, Sarah, dau. of Nathan 
Hartwell of Pembroke, m. 2d, 1802, Abi- 
gail, dau. of John Buck, one of the four 
brothers who settled and gave the name to 
Buckfield, a desc. of Roger Buck of Salem, 
Mass., m. 3d, 1825, Sarah [Davy] Maxim); 
son of John of Marshfield, Pembroke and 
Buckfield, b. at Scituate, Mass., in 1731, d. 
at Buckfield, Me., Aug. 18, 1804, was a 
soldier in French and Indian wars, and in 
Revolution (m. Oct. 31, 1754, Bathsheba 
Eames, b. Mar. 15, 1728, dau. of Joshua 
and Abigail [Doggett] Eames, granddau. of 
Anthony and Elizabeth Eames and Sam- 
uel and Bathsheba [Holmes] Doggett, gr. 
granddau. of Thomas Doggett and also of 
Abraham Holmes and Elizabeth, dau. of 
Rev. Samuel Arnold) ; son of Joseph 
of Scituate, Mass., b. there Apr. 26, 1709, 
d. there, a farmer on the territory known 
as the "Two mile" (m. Sept. 26, 1729, 
Abigail, dau. of Walter and Elizabeth [Low] 
Joyce, granddau. of John and Elizabeth 
[Howland] Low, the latter being dau. of 
Arthur Howland of Marshfield); son of 



Joseph of Scituate, b. at Marshfield, Mass., 
in 1670, d. at Scituate, a farmer on the 
"Two mile" (m. Abigail, b. Mar. 16, 1680, 
dau. of John and Jane [Hatch] Sherman, 
granddau. of William and Prudence [Hill] 
Sherman); son of Thomas, Jr., b. at Scit- 
uate, Mass., 1643, d. at Marshfield in 1720 

(m. Mary and had Joseph, Samuel 

and Lydia, and by a second wife, Mary, b. 
1704); son of Thomas, b. in Tenterden, 
Kent, Eng., about 1610, came to America 
and settled at Scituate, Mass., in 1635 or 
earlier, d. in 1648 (m. Mar. 13, 1637, Mary, 
oldest dau. of Elder Nathaniel Tilden, their 
only other son Joseph was a grantee of 
Bridgewater and d. unm.). Name derived, 
perhaps, from lapis, a stone, and ham, a 
home or house, homestone or hearthstone. 

UPHAM, CHARLES LESLIE of Meri- 
den. Conn., b. at Townshend, Vt., 
May 24, 1839, early in mercantile life at Mer- 
iden. Conn., entered military service i86r, 
colonel Fifteenth Conn. Inf'ty from Apr. 
6, 1863, to June 27, 1865, participated in 
important engagements, first Bull Run, 
Roanoke Island, New Berne where he 
was badly wounded. South Mountain, An- 
tietam, Fredericksburg, siege of Suffolk, 
actions at Edenton road and Providence 
church, commanded brigade before Kings- 
ton, N. C, April 7-11, 1865, since 1865 
has engaged in mercantile business, v/as 
two terms mayor of Meriden (m. Nov. 22, 
1863, Emily M. Clark of Meriden, who d. 
Aug. 26, 1864, m. 2d, July 12, 1877, Eliza- 
beth Hall); son of William Dennis of 
Townshend, Vt., b. Feb. 13, 1810, d. June 
30, 1843, organized a church at Wicksford, 
R. I., moved to Ludlow, Vt., 1836, where 
he was principal of Black River Acad., was 
Baptist minister at Townshend from 1838 
until death (m. at Wickford, Aug., 1835, 
Lucy McKenzie Spink, b. May 25, 1817); 
son of Caleb of Weathersfield, Vt., b. Feb. 
8, 1775 (m. Dec. 16, 1799, Polly Glazier); 
son of William of Weathersfield, Vt., b. 
at Maiden, Mass., Oct. 29, 1738, d. at 
Weathersfield Dec. 20, 1812, removed with 
his father to Sturbridge, Mass., purchased 
a large tract of land in Weathersfield in 
1772, where afterward lived, was captain 



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6S 



of Weathersfield company which rendered 
service in the Revolution, also member of 
Vermont Legislature (m. Elizabeth Wood 
of Charlestown, N. H.,whod. May 8, 1804); 
son of Ezekiel of Sturbridge, Mass., b. at 
Maiden in 1700, was of Dorchester, Mass., 
in 1726, but settled at Sturbridge where he 
bought a tract of land and was " captain," 
one of organizers of Cong. Church at S. 
1736 (m. Hannah Stearns); son of John of 
Maiden, b. 1666, d. 1733 (m. Abigail Hay- 
wood); son of Fhineas of Maiden, b. at 
Weymouth 1635 (m. Ruth Wood April 14, 
1758, who d. aged 60, in 1796-7), the first 
Upham b. in this country and, so far as 
known, ancestor of all who have this name 
in America, d. Oct., 1676, owned property 
and was prominent at Maiden, had fifty acres 
granted him at Worcester for "encourag- 
ing settlement there," was lieut. in Capt. 
Johnson's (Mass.) company in Indian war 
with King Philip, commanded his com- 
pany after death of Capt. J. at storming of 
Narragansett Fort Canonicus on Dec. 19, 
1675, and died from wound received there; 
son of John of Weymouth and Maiden, 
who came with " Hull Colony " in 1635, b. 
in England about 1600 (prob. Somerset), 
d. at Maiden Feb. 25, 1681 (m. Elizabeth 
[probably Webb] in England), freeman at 
Weymouth, 1635, granted land, deacon in 
church, delegate to General Court six ses- 
sions, at Maiden before 1650, held office 
and was deacon there, selectman eight 
years, moderator three years, commissioned 
by General Court to settle legal matters 
and treat with Indians, also interested in 
settlement of Worcester, gravestone in 
"old burying-ground," Maiden. 

EVANS, THOMAS GRIER of New 
York city, b. at Kingston, Ulster 
CO., N. Y., Oct. 22, 1852, graduated at 
Yale Coll. 1874, LL. B. Columbia Coll. 
1876, lawyer ; only surviving son of James 
Sidney of Kingston, N. Y., b. at Goshen, 
Orange co., N. Y., Feb. 15, 1816, d. at 
Kingston Aug. 25, 1857, was a banker (m. 
June 26, 1850, Mary DeWitt of Kingston, 
dau. of Jacob Hasbrouck De Witt and 
Sarah A. Sleight, he was fifth in descent 
from Tjerck Claeszen De Witt, who settled 

9 



in Kingston in 1661, she was desc. of Cor- 
nelius Barentsen Sleight, one of the first 
magistrates of Ulster county in 1661); son 
of Tliomas Grubb Evans, M. D., of Goshen, 
Orange co., N. Y., b. at Chestnut Level, 
Lancaster co.. Pa., Mar. 31, 1789, d. at 
Goshen, N. Y., Aug. 16, 1829 (m. July 15, 
1813, Mary Swezy of Goshen, dau. of Jona- 
than Swezy and Elizabeth Seward), was 
secretary of Orange County Medical Soci- 
ety 1814-16 and 1817-20, surgeon Nine- 
teenth Brigade, N. Y. S. M., 1821; eldest 
son of John of Lancaster county. Pa., b. 
at Drumore, Pa., Nov. 2, 1762, d. at Little 
Britain, Pa., July 4, 1797 (m. 1786 Jane, 
dau. of Thomas Grubb and Isabella Polk); 
third son of John of Lancaster co.. Pa., b. 
in England May 21, 1709, d. at Drumore, 
Pa., July 4, 1798, served in French and 
Indian war, about 1747 removed from Cecil 
CO., Md., to Lancaster co.. Pa., where he 
had purchased several hundred acres (m. 
1748, Sarah Denny); son of James, who 
came from England in 1715 with his wife 
and four children and settled in Cecil co., 
Maryland. 

BANT A, THEODORE MELVIN of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., b. in New York 
city Nov. 23, 1834, entered the College of 
the City of New York at its opening in 
1849, had charge of actuarial work of N. Y. 
Life Ins. Co. in 1858, and became cashier 
of that company in 1863, member of the 
Historical Societies of N. Y. and L. L, of 
the N. Y. Geographical Society and of the 
N. Y. Genealogical Society (m. Feb. 17, 
1862, Cornelia Crane); son of Albert Za- 
briskie of New York city, b. at old Hack- 
ensack, N. J., Nov. 24, 1798, d. at New 
York Aug. 31, 1854 (m. in 1820 Sarah Ann, 
dau. of Calvin Sayre, desc. of Thomas 
who came from England to Lynn, Mass., 
in 1639); son of Jacob Cornelius of Old 
Hackensack, N. J., b. there Jan. 4, 1768, d. 
there Nov. 5, 1844, was judge of the Court 
of Common Pleas of Bergen county, N. J., 
1813, '19, member of Assembly from there 
in 1816 and '17 (m. Oct. 12, 1788, Wyntie Za- 
briskie, desc. of Albert Zaborowsky, who 
came from Poland to New Netherlands in 
1662 in the ship Fox and was one of the 



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earliest settlers in Hackensack); son of 
Cornelius Jacob of Old Hackensack, b. 
there May 7, 1730, d. there Jan. 14, 1812 
(m. Nov. 26, 1763, Hendrichie, dau. of 
Jacob Outwater, desc. of Thomas who re- 
sided in New York prior to 1700) ; son of 
Jacob Cornelius of Hackensack, b. there 
Sept. 6, 1702, d. there in 1771 (m. Apr. 3, 
1728, Rachel, dau. of Stephen Terhune and 
Lydia D. Demarest and a desc. of Albert 
Albertse Terhune who came to this country 
prior to 1650); son of Cornelius Epke of 
Hackensack, b. at Friesland, Holland, in 
1653, d. at Hackensack in May, 1719 (m. 
Nov. 18, 1699, Magdalena Demarest, b. in 
New York city Apr. 21, 1680, dau. of Sam- 
uel and Maria [De Ruine] Demarest, grand- 
dau. of David des Marets, b. at Beauchamp 
in Picardy about 1620 and came to New 
Amsterdam in 1663 in the ship Bontekoe); 
son of Epke Jacobse, farmer, came from 
Harlingen, West Friesland, Holland, with 
his wife and five sons in the ship De Trouw 
Feb. 13, 1659, to New Amsterdam, was 
appointed one of the Court of Oyer and 
Terminer at Bergen, N. J., in 1679, owned 
land at Hackensack in 1681. 

MORRIS, JOHN EMERY of Hartford, 
Conn. ,b. at Springfield, Mass., Nov. 
30, 1843, compiler of the Bontecou Geneahc^y, 
of the Ancestry of Daniel Bontecou^ and of 
the Resseguie Family (m. May 15, 1867, 
Mary P. , dau. of Festus and Sarah King 
[Lincoln] Felt of New York, desc. of 
George Felt of Casco Bay); son of Henry 
of Springfield, Mass., b. at Belchertown, 
Mass., Feb. 25, 1819, lost at sea in Mar., 
1844, in the ship Mary Bright, was a sea- 
man of great promise, shipped as cabin boy 
at fourteen years of age, commanded a ves- 
sel in the merchant service before he was 
twenty-one (m. Aug. 23, 1842, Harriet, dau. 
of Daniel and Harriet [Bliss] Bontecou of 
Springfield); son of Edward of Belcher- 
town, Mass., b. at South Wilbraham, Mass., 
July 21, 1784, d. at Belchertown Aug. 16, 
1824, merchant, first at South Wilbraham 
then at Belchertown (m. June 27, 1808, 
Mercy, dau. of Jonathan and Mercy [Leon- 
ard] Flynt of Wilbraham); son of Edward 
of South Wilbraham, Mass., b. at Wood- 



stock, Conn., Dec. 12, 1756, d. at South 
Wilbraham Apr. 29, 1801, farmer, served 
in Revolutionary war, principally in the 
army of Canada (m. Mar. 28, 1782, Lucy, 
dau. of Hon. John and Abiah [Colton] 
Bliss); son of Isaac of South Wilbraham, 
Mass., b. at Woodstock, Conn., Mar. 26, 
1725, d. at S. Wilbraham Jan. 10, 1778 (m. 
pub. Oct. 18, 1748, Sarah, dau. of Joseph 
and Hannah [May] Chaflfee); son of Ed- 
ward of Woodstock, Conn., b. at Roxbury, 
Mass., Nov. 9, 1688, d. at West Woodstock 
Aug. 12, 1769, chosen surveyor of Wood- 
stock in 1718, constable in 1721, assessor 
1738-9, for many years selectman, bore the 
military title of lieutenant, appointed by 
General Court of Mass. to command the 
military forces of Woodstock (m. Jan. 12, 
1715, Bithiah, dau. of Jonathan, Jr., and 
Hannah [Leavens] Peake); son of Edward 
of Woodstock, Conn., b. at Roxbury, Mass., 
in Mar. 1658-9, d. at Woodstock Aug. 29, 
1727, selectman twenty-four years, deacon 
of the church twenty-two years (m. May 
24, 1683, Elizabeth, dau. of Henry and 
Elizabeth [Johnson] Bowen of Roxbury); 
son of Edward of Roxbury, Mass., b. 
probably at Waltham Abbey, county of 
Essex, Eng., in Aug., 1630, d. at Wood- 
stock, Conn., in Sept., 1689 (m. Nov. 20, 
1655, Grace Bett), was selectman in Rox- 
bury and member of General Court, was 
one of the original settlers of Woodstock, 
where the inscription on his gravestone 
is still legible, the oldest in Windham 
county. 

BURDGE, FRANKLIN of New York 
city, b. in Phila. Feb. 22, 1835, edu- 
cated at Brown Univ., LL. B. at Albany 
Law School 1859, author of several bio- 
graphical pamphlets, member of the N. Y. 
Historical Society ; son of Ira of New 
York city, b. at Plattekill, Ulster county, 
N. Y., Aug. 23, 1807, d. in New York city 
June 8, 1849 (m. Aug. i, 1831, Harriet 
Kane); son of Richard of New York city, 
b. in Monmouth county, N. J., Sept. 22, 
1786, d. in New York city Sept. 2, 1858 
(m. Lydia Douglas and had : i, Ira, ii, Sta- 
tia who m. John Howe, Hi, John Wesley, 
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liam); son of Richard of Monmouth co., 
N. J., b. there (m. Maria Hildreth), was a 
soldier in the Revolutionary war. His 
ancestry has not been traced but he prob- 
ably descended from a Richard Burdge, 
who bought land in the town of Elizabeth 
in 1688, the deed of which is in the posses- 
sion of Paul W. Burdge, editor of the 
Town News at Rahway, N. J. 

WIGHT, DANIEL PORTER of Chi- 
cago, 111., merchant, b. at Troy, N. 
Y., Aug. 16, 1846 (m. at Baraboo, Wis., 
Mar. 12, 1884, Sarah Lenning Greenwood, 
b. July 12, 1855, dau. of Charles and Mar- 
gery [McLaughlin] Greenwood of Baraboo, 
formerly of Phila., no issue); and WIL- 
LIAM WARD WIGHT of Milwaukee, 
Wis., b. at Troy, N. Y., Jan. 14, 1849, grad. 
Williams Coll. 1869, Union Univ. Law 
Dept. 1873, LL. B. 1873, A. M. of Wil- 
liams 1887, practiced law in New York 
1873-4, Milwaukee 1874 to date (m. at 
Milwaukee June 29, 1876, Sarah Emily, b. 
there Nov. 9, 1846, sole surviving dau. of 
Hon. Samuel Chamberlain and Almira 
Lovisa [Kent] West, she d. there Feb. i, 
1877, and he m. 2d, there June 16, 1884, 
Mary Olivia, b. at Ripon, Wis., Jan. 4, 
1858, only dau. of Edward Payson and 
Susan Maria [McKnight] Brockway, she d. 
at Milwaukee July 24, 1885, child Edward 
Brockway Wight, b. July 8, 1885); and 
CLARA ELIZABETH WIGHT of Troy, 
N. Y., b. there Oct. 19, 1852; and AR- 
THUR MERRIAM WIGHT of Troy, N. 
Y., b. Apr. 20, i860, manufacturer (m. 
there Dec. i, 1886, Hattie, b. Mar. 7, 1861, 
dau. of Chauncey Betts and Charlotte Eliza- 
beth [Crapo] Slocum) ; sons and daughter 
of William Ward of Troy, N. Y., b. at 
Jewett City, Conn., Feb. 4, 1821, d. at 
Troy Apr. 20, 1868, clerk of contracting 
board at Albany 1851-64, manufacturer at 
Troy 1864-8 (m. at Hudson, Mich., July 
ID, 1844, Lydia Ann, b. at Wolcott, N. Y., 
Aug. 7, 1824, dau. of Simeon and Lydia [Pot- 
wine] Van Akin, he b. at Upper Smithfield, 
Pa., Dec. II, 1789, d. at Hudson, Mich., 
Mar. 12, 1881, was desc. from Anneke Jans 
of New York, his wife, who d. at Wolcott 
Sept. 9, 1826, was dau. of Thomas and 



Martha [Stiles] Potwine of E. Windsor, 
Conn., son of Rev. Thomas Potwine, grad. 
Yale Coll. 1751, minister at E. Windsor 
for forty-eight years); son of Daniel of 
Jewett City, Conn., b. at S. Brimfield, 
Mass., June 14, 1793, d. at New York city 
Oct. 19, 1864, sch. com. at Troy 1841, al- 
derman 1842, proprietor of wool and cot- 
ton mills (m. at Coventry, Conn., Sept. 20, 
1815, Roxana, b. there Aug. 5, 1796, d. 
July 21, 1828, dau. of Joseph and Lois 
[Porter] Kingsbury, he son of Dea. Eben- 
ezer and Priscilla [Kingsbury] Kingsbury, 
son of Dea. Joseph and Ruth [Denison] 
Kingsbury, son of Joseph and Ruth [Ayres] 
Kingsbury, son of Henry); son of Daniel 
of Med way, Mass., b. there Oct. 4, 1753, 
d. at S. Brimfield Jan. 20, 1800, farmer, 
miller (m. at Wrentham Jan. 11, 1781, 
Mary, b. there Aug. 14, 1754, d. Oct. 9, 
1822, dau. of William and Mary PofFer, 
son of William and Rebecca [Ware] Poffer, 
son of William and Elizabeth [Guild] Pof- 
fer, son of Richard and Ruth [Everett] 
Poffer, son of James and Mary [Ludden] 
Poffer, son of George of Braintree); son of 
Peter of Med way, Mass., b. at Medfield 
May 21, 1722, d. at Medway Mar. 16, 1800, 
was soldier in Rev. war (m. at Medfield 
Oct. 12, 1752, his remote cousin Mary Bar- 
ber, b. Apr. 2, 1729, dau. of Joseph and 
Abigail [Hawes] Barber, son of Zechariah 
and Abigail [Ellis] Barber, son of George 
Barbour, a Puritan of distinction); son of 
Daniel of Medfield, b. there Nov. 19, 1680, 
d. there Sept. 19, I744 (m- there Apr. 18, 
1721, Lydia Eastee, said to be dau. of Mat- 
thew and Philadelphia [Jenkins] Estes of 
Dover, N. H., son of Robert Estes of 
Dover, Eng.); son of Epliraim of Med- 
field, b. at Dedham Jan. 27, 1645, d. at 
Medfield Feb. 26, 1772-3 (m- there Mar. 2, 
1668, Lydia, dau. of Daniel and Lydia 
[Fisher] Morse, son of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth, son of John Morse, and Lydia Fisher 
was dau. of Anthony, son of Anthony); 
son of Thomas of Medfield, Mass., came 
from the Isle of Wight and settled in Ded- 
ham in 1636, had grant of fourteen acres 
still owned by the family (m. before emi- 
gration Alice or Elsie ), d. at Med- 
field Mar. 17, 1673-4. 



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HALL, WILLIAM RICHARDSON, 
medical dept. U. S. army, b. at St. 
Joseph, Mo., Jan. 2, 1849, M. D. Univ. of 
Penn. 1871 (m. at David's Island, N. Y. 
harbor,June2, 1886, Mary Hepburn Hough, 
b. Feb. II, 1866, dau. of Colonel Alfred 
Lacey and Mary J. [Merrill] Hough) ; and 
WILLARD PREBLE HALL of St. Joseph, 
Mo., b. Sept. 19, 1852, grad. Yale Coll. 
1872, lawyer, appointed Nov., 1884, judge 
of Kansas City Court of Appeals for term 
1885-9 (r"- at Phila. June 22, 1876, Isabel 
Fry Alrichs, b. Mar. 29, 1853, dau. of 
William T. and Sarah Lykens [Fry] Al- 
richs); sons of Willard Preble of St. 
Joseph, Mo., b. at Harper's Ferry, Va., 
May 9, 1820, d. Nov. 3, 1882, grad. Yale 
Coll, 1839, lawyer, presidential elector 
1844, voted for James K. Polk, enlisted for 
Mexican war, and in U. S. service 1846-7, 
while a private soldier elected member of 
Congress from Missouri 1847-53, appointed 
provisional (Union) lieut.-gov. of Missouri 
in 1861, brig. -gen. Mo. State Militia 1862-3, 
governor of Mo. 1864 (m. at St. Joseph 
Oct. 28, 1847, Anne Eliza Richardson, b. 
at Frankfort, Ky,, Nov. 23, 1826, d. Dec. 
22, 1863, dau. of William P. and Mary [D.] 
Richardson of Ky.); son of John H. of 
Portland, Me., b. Jan. 21, 1778, in 1818 he 
invented " Hall's breech-loading rifle," 
afterward and till 1840 supt. of government 
works at Harper's Ferry (m. Statira Preble, 
b. 1788, sister of Hon. William Pitt Preble 
of Portland, dau. of Col. Esaias and Lydia 
[Ingraham] Preble); son of Stephen of 
Portland, Me., b. May 28, 1743, d. 1795, 
grad. Harvard Coll. 1765, where he was 
also tutor, educated for ministry but did 
not settle, delegate to conv. in 1785 for 
separation of Maine from Mass. (m. Mary, 
b. 1754, d. July 27, 1808, dau. of Dea. 
William Cotton of Portland) ; son of 
Willard, grad. Harvard Coll. 1722, first 
minister at Westford, Mass., where he d. 
Mar. 19, 1779 ("}' Abigail, d. Oct. 20, 1789, 
dau. of John Cotton of Plymouth); son of 
Stephen of Medford, then of Charlestown, 
b. 1667, d. at Charlestown Nov. 8, 1749 
(m. Grace, d. 1721, dau. of Thomas and 
Grace Willis); son of Stephen of Concord, 
Mass., afterward of Stow, Mass., came 



from England with his mother, widow Mary 
Hall, before 1662, and was of age at that 
time, she united with the church at Cam- 
bridge and had land granted her there in 
1662, he was representative of Stow in 
1689, later of Medford (m, in 1663 Ruth, 
dau. of Capt. Dolour Davis of Barnstable 
and Margery Willard, sister of Simon Wil- 
lard of Boston). 

BARRETT, WILLIAM of St. Paul, 
Minn., b. at Wilton, N. H., July 2, 
1836, lawyer, grad. Harvard Coll. 1859, 
Harvard Law Sch. 1860-1, representative 
from Wilton 1861, an originator of the 
Nashua, N, H., public library, member of 
staff of Gov. Weston of New Hampshire 
1871, member of board of public works of 
St. Paul 1882-8, president of board of pub- 
lic works 1885-8, compiler of a Monograph 
of Barrett Genealogy \%%% (m. Sept. 24, 1861, 
Sarah Ellen, b. Aug. 7, 1837, youngest dau. 
of Christopher and Maria [Leslie] Paige); 
second son of Zimri of Wilton, N. H., b. 
at Westford, Mass., Nov. 3, 1795, d. at 
Wilton May 3, i860, farmer, cultivated one 
of the most productive farms in Wilton (m. 
Sept. 30, 1830, Persis, b. at Wilton May 
31, 1808, eldest dau. of Daniel and Persis 
[Maynard] Batchelder); second son of 
Ebenezer of Wilton, b. at Chelmsford, 
Mass., Mar. 10, 1762, d. at Wilton Feb. 10, 
1826, farmer (m. Mar. 17, 1789, Jane Reed, 
b. at Westford July 13, 1770, she m. 2d, 
Mar. 17, 1831, Col. Ephraim Woodward of 
Lyndeborough, N. H., and died there Apr. 
13, 1849); eldest son of Oliver of West- 
ford, Mass.,b. at Chelmsford Jan. 9, 1726-7, 
d. near Saratoga, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1777, was 
a soldier in Revolutionary war, killed in 
second battle of Stillwater (m. Oct. 24, 1754, 
Anna, b. at Lexington, Mass., July 29, 
1735, d. at Winchendon, Mass., July 27, 
1823, youngest dau. of Capt. Ebenezer and 
Bethiah [Muzzey] Fiske, a lineal desc. of 
David Fiske of Watertown, Mass., 1636); 
third son of Joseph of Chelmsford, Mass., 
b. there Feb. 24, 1690-1, d. there 1743 (m. 
Mar. 24, 1714, Mary, b. at Concord, Mass., 
Oct. 24, 1688, dau. of Samuel and Mary 
[Robbins] Taylor of Concord, son of James 
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youngest son of Joseph of Chelmsford, 
Mass., d. there Dec. 17, 1711 (m. Sept. 17, 
1672, Martha, b. at Braintree, Mass., Oct. 
15, 1654, d. at Chelmsford May 15, 1698, 
dau. of Francis and Rose Gould); young- 
est son of Thomas, who came to America 
about 1635 and settled at Braintree, and in 
1660-2 removed to Chelmsford, d. Oct. 6, 

1668 (m. Margaret , who d. July 8, 

1681). 

CURTISS, STILES HENRY of Cleve- 
land, Ohio, b. Summit county, Ohio, 
May 27, 1846, grad. Western Reserve Coll. 
1867, degree of A. M. 1870 (m. Sept. 30, 
1875, Lucia Marcia, dau. of Edwin and 
Marcia Lucia Stair); and CHARLES ED- 
MUND CURTISS, b. June 9, 1844, served 
in war of Rebellion, adjutant-general of 
Arizona from Jan. 19, 1877, till death, Jan. 
22, 1879; sons of Charles of Cleveland, 
Ohio, b. at Woodbury, Conn., May 23, 
1812, d. at Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 27, 1872 
(m. ist, Mar. 14, 1838, Emily A. Lambert, 
m. 2d, Aug. 3, 1842, Mary Gleason Good- 
win); son of Stiles of Woodbury, Conn., 
b. at Stratford, Conn., Apr. 13, 1771, d. at 
Woodbury Jan. 20, 1850 (m. Oct. 5, 1794, 
Sarah Beard, desc. of Lieut. Samuel Beard 
of Milford, Conn.); son of John of Strat- 
ford, Conn., b. there in 1745, d. there Aug. 
31, 1825 (m. Apr. 17, 1769, Mary Shelton, 
desc. of Daniel Shelton from Yorkshire, 
Eng.); son of Stiles of Stratford, Conn., 
b. there Mar. 18, 1708, d. there (m. Nov. 
7, 1730, Rebecca Judson); son of Ei)hraim 
of Stratford, Conn., b. there Dec. 31, 1684, 
d. there May 9, 1776 (m. June 26, 1707, 
Elizabeth Stiles, d. Oct. 5, 1775, desc. of 
Francis Stiles of Milbroke, Bedfordshire, 
Eng.); son of Joseph of Stratford, Conn., 
b, there Nov. 12, 1650, d. there in 1742 (m. 
Nov. 9, 1676, Bethiah, dau. of Richard 
Boothe of Stratford); son of John of Strat- 
ford, b. at Nazing, Eng., in 1611, d. at Strat- 
ford Dec. 6, 1707, came to America 1632 
(m. Elizabeth Welles, who d. Mar. 9, 1681); 
son of John of Nazing, England, d. there 
(m. Apr. 19, 1610, Elizabeth Hutchins, 
who came to America with her son and 
settled at Stratford, Conn., where she d. 
in 1658). 



TREDWELL, TIMOTHY, residing at 
" Haddington," the country seat of 
the family for three prior generations, in 
the town of North Hempstead, Queens 
county, N. Y., b. Feb. 25, 1848 (m. June 
10, 1874, Annie M., dau. of Henry T. Hew- 
lett of Manhassett, L. I.); only son of Sam- 
uel, M. D., b. Aug. 18, 1805, d. Sept. 25, 
1873 (m. June 22, 1843, Amanda, dau. of 
Oliver Smith of Islip, L. I.); only son of 
Benjamin, b. May 6, 1770, d. Nov. 16, 
1855, whose brothers Adam, John, Seabury 
and George Tredwell were representative 
men and merchants in New York city dur- 
ing the first part of the present century, and 
he was a vestryman in St. George's Church 
at Hempstead from 1837 to 1848 (m. May 
13, 1803, Rebecca, dau. of Richard Hewlett, 
Sen.); third son of Benjamin, M. D., b. 
May II, 1735, d. June 19, 1830 (m. Dec. 7, 
1762, Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. Samuel Sea- 
bury of Hempstead, L. I., and a sister of 
the Right Rev. Samuel Seabury, D. D., the 
first bishop of Conn.); second son of Col- 
onel Benjamin of Great Neck, L. I., b. 
1702, d. Sept. 4, 1782 (m. ist, Aug. 25, 
1727, Phebe, dau. of Major Epenetus Piatt 
of Huntington, L. I., who was grandfather 
of Right Rev. Henry Ustick Onderdonk, 
D. D., and the Right Rev. Benjamin Tred- 
well Onderdonk, D. D., the late bishops 
of Penn. and New York, respectively, m. 
2d, Jan. 6, 1739, Sarah Allen), Col. Benja- 
min was a vestryman in St. George's Church 
at Hempstead from 1739 to 1744. Col. Ben- 
jamin Tredwell was probably a lineal desc. 
of Thomas, b. 1605, who with wife Mary 
and infant son Thomas came to America in 
the ship Hopewell July 28, 1635. On the 
maternal side, descendants of this family 
trace their ancestors back to John Alden, 
who is said to have been the first to land 
from the Mayflower on Plymouth Rock. 

H ASSAM, JOHN TYLER of Boston, 
lawyer, b. there Sept. 20, 1841, grad. 
Harvard Coll. 1863, A. M. 1866, first lieut. 
Seventy-fifth U. S. C. I. 1863-4, admitted 
to Suffolk bar 1867, member Mass. Histor- 
ical Society, N. E. Hist. Genealogical So- 
ciety. Amer. Historical Assoc, and other 
historical societies, compiler of genealogies 



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of the Hassam, Hilton and Cheever fami- 
lies, author of many historical, genealogical 
and antiquarian papers (m. Feb. 14, 1878, 
Nelly Alden, dau. of Dr. John Henry and 
Jane Reed [Smith] Batchelder of Salem, 
Mass., and has a dau. Eleanor Hassam, b. 
at Boston Mar. 20, 1879); eldest son of 
John of Boston, b. at Manchester, Mass., 
Sept. 4, 1809, d. at Boston Aug. 3, 1885 
(m. at Manchester May 15, 1836, Abby, 
dau. of Amos Hilton of Manchester, desc. 
in eighth generation of William Hilton, 
who came from London to Plymouth, Mass., 
in the Fortune in 1621); eldest son of Jona- 
than of Manchester, b. there May 23, 1784, 
d. there Jan. 14, 1859 (m. ist, Oct. 22,1808, 
Sally, d. Aug. 19, 1848, dau. of John Chee- 
ver of Manchester, desc. in fifth generation 
of Ezekiel Cheever, master of the Boston 
Latin School, b. in London Jan. 25, 1614, 
came to Boston in June, 1637, d. there Aug. 
21, 1708, m. 2d, in 1849, Mary, widow of 
Thomas Smith); second son of William 
of Manchester, Mass., b. there Aug. 11, 
1752, d. there Apr. 9, 1833 (m. May 15, 
1780, Elizabeth, dau. of Ambrose Allen of 
Manchester); youngest son of Jonathan 
of Manchester, Mass., b. there Aug. 17, 
1702, d. there Feb. 21, 1754 (m. Aug. 10, 
1727, Mary Bennett of Manchester); sixth 
son of William Hassam or Horsham, 
the original form of the name, who came 
from England to Manchester, Mass., about 
1684, d. there about 1735 (m. at Marble- 
head, Mass., Dec. 4, 1684, Sarah, dau. of 
Samuel Allen of Manchester, Mass.). 

HASSAM, FREDERICK CHILDE of 
Boston, Mass., artist, b. at Dorches- 
ter, now a part of Boston, Ocf. 8, 1859 (m. 
Feb. I, 1884, Kathleen Maude Doane); 
eldest son of Frederick Fitch of Boston 
and Hyde Park, Mass., b. at Charlestown, 
N. H., Oct. 6, 1825 (m. at New York Jan. 
7, 1851, Rosa Delia, dau. of Peleg and 
Mary Hathorne of Bangor, Me.); second 
son of Stephen Danforth of Charlestown, 
N. H., b. there May 14, 1797, d. there Dec. 
29, 1851 (m. there Oct. 24, 1822, Mary, dau. 
of Roswell Hunt); second son of Stephen, 
b. at Boston, bp. at West Church, Boston, 
Oct. 21, 1764, d. at Charlestown, N. H., 



Feb. 4, 1861 (m. ist, there Sept. 27, 1787, 
Theodosia, dau. of John and Susannah 
Hastings, m. 2d, at Springfield, Vt., Aug. 
19, 1841, Lucy A. Miller of that place); 
third son of Saninel of Boston, b. there 
May 15, 1729, d. at Grafton, Mass., where 
he had removed his family during siege of 
Boston (m. ist, at Boston May 22, 1751, 
Hannah Simpson, m. 2d, there Mar. 20, 
1774, Mary Fenny); eldest son of Samnel, 
who was of Boston as early as 1725 (m. 
there Oct. 24, 1728, Sarah, dau. of Thomas 
and Sarah Dawes of Boston). 

BRIGGS, SAMUEL of Cleveland, Ohio, 
b. at New York city April 12, 1841, 
moved to Ohio i860, was engaged in rail- 
road business for many years, latterly as 
supt. Valley Railway, receiver and general 
manager of Connotton Valley Railway, 
general manager of Cleveland and Canton 
Railroad Co., was sec. and treas. of local 
enterprises at Cleveland, among which were 
the Northern Ohio Fair Assoc, Cleveland 
Club, Euclid Ave. Opera-house, Union 
Club, Masonic Temple Assoc, at present 
is sec. of latter and the Union Club, also 
vice-pres.of Western Reserve and Northern 
Ohio Historical Soc, sec. of Board of Im- 
provements of City of Cleveland, executive 
clerk for the mayor, author of The Descend- 
ants of Walter Briggs, The Archives of the 
Briggs Family, The Book of the Varian 
Family (m. June i, 1865, Ada L. Thomas, 
b. at Stafford Springs, Conn., dau. of Beals 
and Mary Jane [Chapman] Thomas); son 
of Isaac Varian of New York city, b. at 
East Chester, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1805, d. at 
New York city Dec. 10, 1877, was in busi- 
ness there nearly fifty years as a grocer in 
the seventh and the thirteenth wards (m. 
June 4, 1840, Elizabeth, dau. of Richard 
and Clarisse [White] Barker, he of tory an- 
cestry and of the Branford, Conn., Barkers, 
b. at East Chester, but the family emigrated 
to Nova Scotia after the Revolution); son 
of Samuel of New York city, b. at East 
Chester, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1779, d. at New 
York city May 21, 1857, was a farmer at 
East Chester, near present Woodlawn. 
Cemetery (m. ist, about 1803, Elizabeth, 
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Varian of the only Varian family of New 
York city, desc. from the first Isaac, who 
was there about 1720, m. 2d, in Feb., 1811, 
Elizabeth Brown, who was connected by 
marriage with the Brevoort family of New 
York); son of Edward of East Chester, N. 
Y., b. there Jan. 28, 1741, d. there Aug. 
14, 1824, farmer, member of Westchester 
Meeting of Society of Friends (m. ist, Mary 
Lynch, m. 2d, Euphemia Honeywell, prob- 
ably dau. of Judge Israel Honeywell of 
West Chester, N. Y., and she had previ- 
ously two husbands, Elvin Hunt, license, 
Nov. 21, 1766, and Gilbert Williams, li- 
cense, Jan. 15, 1773); son of Walter of 
East Chester, N. Y., b. at Tiverton, R. I., 
Feb. 19, 1701, d. at East Chester, will 
proved July 8, 1789, carpenter, came to 
province of New York about 1723, was at 
West Chester Mar. 13, 1728, resided at 
Hackensack, N. J., June 16, 1736, after- 
ward at East Chester on the farm now 
Woodlawn Cemetery, was active in various 
matters, treas. of fund for constructing a 
free bridge over Harlem river near Kings- 
bridge (m. May 24, 1730, Lidiah, youngest 
dau. of Josiah, Jr., and Abigail [Huestis] 
Hunt of Throg's Neck, N. Y.); son of 
Edward of Tiverton, R. I., b. at Ports- 
mouth, R. I., d. at Tiverton, will proved 
June 2, 1718, wheelwright (m. in 1692 Sarah, 
who survived him, on a comfortable estate, 
her will was proved May 6, 1751); son of 
John, freeman at Newport, R. L, Oct. i, 
1638, held many trusts in the colony (m. 
Hannah, dau. of Edward Fisher of Ports- 
mouth, R. I.). The name is derived from 
"bridge," from a residence at one. 

UP HAM, CALVIN HOADLEY of 
Ripon, Wis., for many years in mer- 
cantile business at Shawano, was in U. S. 
military service during Rebellion, held rank 
of captain, and commissary of subsistence, 
b. at Westminster, Mass., Feb. 18, 1828 (m. 
at Westminster Oct. 28, 1851, Amanda E. 
Gibbs and had: Fred'k William, Catherine 
Jeanette and Mary Ellen); and WILLIAM 
HENRY UPHAM of Marshfield, Wis., b. 
at Westminster, Mass., May 3, 1841, enlisted 
in U. S. military service in 1861, wounded 
and taken prisoner at first battle of Bull 



Run, exchanged, selected by Pres. Lincoln 
and sent as a cadet to West Point, graduated 
U. S. Mil. Acad, class of 1866, was second 
and first lieutenant in Fifth and Fourth U. 
S. Art'y until resignation 1869, since which 
in Wisconsin lumber trade, of Upham 
Mfg. Co. (m. at Racine, Wis., in 1867, 
Mary Kelly) ; sons of Alvin of Westmin- 
ster, Mass., and Niles, Mich., b. Aug. 2, 

1799, ^t Westminster, d. 1851 at Niles, 
engaged in general mercantile business (m. 
Sarah Derby, b. at Westminster Feb. 26, 

1800, d. at Racine Sept., 1878); son of 
Jonathan of Westminster, b. Feb. 27, 
1759, d. at Sturbridge, Mass., Apr. 2, 1840, 
served in Revolutionary war for which 
was pensioned (m. 1782, Sarah Upham, 
second cousin, b. Sept. 6, 1761, d. Nov. 
24, 1850, dau. of Ezekiel) ; son of Jona* 
than of Brimfield, Mass., b. at Leicester, 
Mass., in 1724, was a farmer and early 
settler of Sturbridge (m. ist, at Leicester 

in 1750 Martha Tucker, m. 2d, 1752 

Corbin of Charlton, who d. 1816); son of 
Samuel of Maiden, Mass.,b. there in 1691, 
d. at Leicester in 1761 (m. ?.t Maiden 
1714-15 Mary, dau. of Lazarus Grover); 
son of John of Maiden, b. there in 1666, 
d. there in 1733 (m. 1688 Abigail, dau. of 
Samuel Haywood of Maiden) ; son of 
Phineas of Maiden, b. at Weymouth, 
Mass., 1635, died in October, 1676, was 
prominent at Maiden where he owned 
land, had a grant of land at Worcester in 
1673, was lieut. in King Philip's Indian 
war, wounded at storming of Fort Canon- 
icus Dec. 19, 1675, from which he died, and 
the General Court of Mass. voted a pension 
to his family (m. Apr. 14, 1658, Ruth Wood, 
who d. aged 60, 1696-7); son of John of 
Weymouth and Maiden, b. in England 1600, 
d. Feb. 25, 1681, freeman at Weymouth, 
Mass., 1635, deacon, member of General 
Court numerous terms and held offices 
at Weymouth and Maiden (m. Elizabeth 
, who came with him from Eng- 
land with the Hull colony to Weymouth, 
Mass.). 

HEYL, THEODORE CLEMENT, sur- 
geon in U. S. navy, b. in Phila., Pa., 
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Pa. 1868, appointed assistant surgeon U. 
S. N. 1869 (m. Nov. 18, 1858, Emma La- 
vinia Green); and EDWARD MILES 
HEYL, inspector-general U. S. army, b. 
in Phila. Feb. 14, 1844, enlisted as quarter- 
master-sergeant in Co. E, Third Pa. Cav- 
alry Aug. 12, 1861, served throughout the 
Rebellion, attained rank of captain, was 
captured at Hartwood Church, Va., Nov. 
28, 1862, confined in Libby Prison until 
Feb. 2, 1863, appointed first lieut. Ninth 
U. S. Cavalry July 28, 1866, promoted cap- 
tain July 31, 1867, appointed major and 
inspector-general Mar. 2, 1885, promoted 
lieut.-coi. Sept. 22, 1885 (m. Oct. 6, 1886, 
Mary Delphine Turner); and CHARLES 
P. HEATH HEYL, U. S. army, b. in 
Phila. July 22, 1850, appointed from New 
Jersey second lieut. Twenty-third U. S. 
Infantry Oct. i, 1873, promoted first lieut. 
Mar. 20, 1882; sons of David Seeder of 
Camden, N. J., b. at Phila. Oct. 31, 1814, 
a merchant of Phila., engaged in shipping 
interests, removed to Camden, N. J., where 
he was collector of the port for some years 
(m. Oct. 12, 1836, Caroline Julia, dau. of 
Charles Pettit Heath of Phila., who grad. 
Princeton Coll., was member First Troop 
Phila. Cavalry 1818-21 [m. Aug. 3, 1799, 
Esther, dau. of Matthias Keely, a shipping 
merchant of Phila.], desc. of a Lancashire 
Heath family which settled in New Jersey 
about 1670); son of Philip of Phila., b. 
there Dec. 9, 1786, d. there May 9, 1831, a 
vessel owner and shipping merchant en- 
gaged in West India trade, was captured 
on one of his ships by an English man-of- 
war during war of 1812 and confined in 
Dartmoor for more than a year (m. Nov. 
12, 1807, Margaret Alexander, dau. of Wil- 
liam and Jane Alexander Whann of New 
Castle CO., Del.); son of John of Phila., b. 
Sept. 30, 1730, at Baden, Germany, d. at 
Phila. in 1788, was in Continental army 
during Revolution, was with Gen. Wash- 
ington at Valley Forge (m. Apr. 10, 1755, 
Mary, dau. of Adam and Elizabeth Strieker 
of Phila.); son of George Thomas of Phila., 
b. Aug. 2, 1702, at Vesbach, Baden, Ger- 
many, d. at Phila. Feb. 4, 1773, came to 
America on ship Friendship from Rotter- 
dam Sept. 3, 1739 ("^- May 25, 1728, Susanna, 



dau. of Augustus Sterheim of Bishoflfs- 
heim, Germany); son of Rev. John Thomas 
of Phila., b. at Baden, Germany, Aug. 20, 
1670, d. at Phila. about 1742, was an Evan. 
Luth. clergyman, came to America about 

1730 (m. about 1696 Catharina , who 

was b. Oct. 8, 1678, d. Aug. 20, 1734). 

BARRETT, JOSEPH HARTWELL of 
Loveland, Ohio, b. at Ludlow, Vt., 
Apr. 15, 1824, grad. Middlebury Coll. 1845, 
commissioner of pensions 1861-8, writer 
and editor (m. Mar. 31, 1853, Harriet Whit- 
ing, dau. of Dr. Abram and Miriam L. 
[Whiting] Lowell of Chester, Vt.); son of 
Edward of Ludlow, Vt., b. at Ashby, 
Mass., May 11, 1784, d. at Proctorsville, 
Vt., June 5, 1849 (m. Jan. 14, 1810, Abi 
Bassett, b. at Guilford, Vt., May 28, 1788, 
d. at Proctorsville, Vt., Feb. 20, 1871, dau. 
of Joseph and Lydia [Jones] Bassett, he 
desc. of first William Bassett of Plymouth, 
she desc. of Abraham Jones); son of Jona- 
than of Ashby, Mass., b. at Chelmsford, 
Mass., Oct. 27, 1746, d. at Ashby Sept. 11, 
1818, farmer, owned considerable tract of 
land in Ashby and Mason, served in Revo- 
lutionary army (m. Mar. 28, 1771, Abigail, 
b. May 8, 1752, d. Oct. 3, 1823, oldest dau. 
o^ Edward and Abigail Raymond, grand- 
dau. of Paul and Tabitha [Balch] Ray- 
mond, desc. of the first William Raymond 
of Beverly, Mass., by his first wife Hannah, 
dau. of Edward Bishop); son of John of 
Chelmsford, Mass.,b. there Dec. 13, 1709, 
d. there Mar. 18, 1772 (m. May 28, 1738, 
Martha, b. Apr. 4, 1718, d. about 1796, 
eldest dau. of Dea. John and Mary [White] 
Heald of Concord); son of Jonathan of 
Chelmsford, b. before 1659 ("i- ^st, Sarah 
Learned, d. Jan. 11, 1695, m. 2d, Abigail 
Weston, d. Oct. 19, 1706, m. 3d, about 
1708, Mrs. Abigail [Wilson] Hildreth, 
widow of Joseph of Chelmsford, mother of 
John Barrett, ancestress of Richard Hil- 
dreth the historian, and her sister Dorcas 
Wilson m. Aaron Cleveland of Woburn); 
son of Lieut. John of Chelmsford in 1659, 
b. in England, d. at Chelmsford May 19, 
1706 ; son of Thomas, who came from 
England to America and settled at Brain- 
tree, Mass., freeman 1645, d. at Chelms- 



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ford Oct. 6, 1668 (m. Margaret, who died 
there July 8, 1681). 

HAINES, ANDREW MACK of Galena, 
111., b. at Canterbury, N. H., Jan. 
I, 1820, merchant, educated at Loudon and 
Gilmanton, Gilmanton Acad., Eng. High 
Sch. at Salem, Mass., removed from Gil- 
manton to Salem in 1832, to Lynn, Mass., 
in 1834, to Galena in 1839, has been in 
active business forty-nine years, treas. of 
city of Galena 1846-g, member First Presb. 
Ch. since 1844, elected corr. memb. N. E. 
Hist. Gen. Society 1866, corr. memb. Wis. 
Hist. Society 1869, has four children liv- 
ing : Samuel Andrew, b. Jan. 16, 1854, 
Andrew Matthias, b. Mar. 9, 1861, Ange- 
line Flora, b. Aug. 18, 1852, Martha D., b. 
July 26, 1864 (m. Aug. 17, 1842, Angeline 
Elizabeth, dau. of John and Sarah [Allen] 
Woodbury of Lynn, sixth in descent from 
John, who came from Somersetshire, Eng., 
1624 and settled at Salem, Mass.); fourth 
son of Joseph of Loudon, N. H., b. at 
Greenland, N. H., July 13, 1784, d. at 
Loudon Nov. 29, 1828, removed with his 
father's family from Greenland to Loudon 
Feb. 27, 1796, located at Salem, Mass., 
about 1805, returned to N. H. 1810 (m. at 
Salem Sept. 13, 1806, Martha Griffin Dwin- 
ell, b. at Londonderry, N. H., May 24, 
1785, dau. of Capt. John and Elizabeth 
[Kittredge] Dwinell of Londonderry, grand- 
dau. of Dr. John Kittredge of N. Andover, 
Mass., and desc. of Michael Dwinell of 
Topsfield, Mass., 1668); fourth son of Mat- 
thias of Loudon, N. H., b. at Greenland, 
N. H., Jan. 3, 1750, d. at Loudon, Mar. 
20, 1838, farmer, removed from Greenland 
to Loudon Feb. 27, 1796, and settled on 
the farm which he occupied forty-two years 
(m. in 1770 Mary Edgerly of Durham, N. 
H., d. at Loudon June 4, 1826); second 
son of Samuel of Greenland, N. H., b. 
there Apr. 20, 1716, d. at Wakefield, N. 
H., about 1786, was the oldest of the nine 
persons who formed the Congregational 
Ch. at Wakefield in Sept., 1785, was the 
last to occupy and own the old homestead 
of four generations, which he sold Feb. 19, 
1766, to Enoch Clark of Greenland (m. 
about 1745 Sarah Whidden, b. Feb. 22, 
10 



1720); eldest son of Matthias of Green- 
land, N. H., b. there Mar. 7, 1676-7, d. 
there Apr. 9, 1745, deacon Cong. Ch., 
selectman 1706-30, member N. H. Gen. 
Assembly Aug. 29, 1732, styled in the 
records " lieut.," " farmer," " deacon " (m. 
about 1710 Mehitable, dau. of Francis Jen- 
ness of Rye, N. H.); eldest son of Samuel 
of Greenland, N. H., b. there in 1646, d. 
there in 1688, occupied the homestead of 
his father, his brother Matthias, b. 1650, 
owned lands and mills there and they d. 
within a week of each other (m. Jan. 9, 
1672-3, Mary, dau. of William Fifield of 
Hampton, N. H.); eldest son of Samuel, 
the founder of the N. H. family of Haines, 
b. about 161 1, d. about 1686, came from 
Westbury, Wiltshire, Eng., on ship Angel 
Gabiiel, from Bristol, June 4, 1635, wrecked 
at Pemaquid, Me., Aug. 15, 1635, located 
at Dover, N. H., in a few years removed to 
Strawberry Bank, now Portsmouth, N. H., 
and finally settled at Greenland, N. H., vis- 
ited England in 1638 for eighteen months, 
married at Dilton, Wiltshire, Ellenor Neate 
Apr. I, 1638, was a prominent citizen of 
Portsmouth, ordained deacon of First 
Cong. Ch. there July 11, 1671, selectman 
1653-63, left besides his two sons a dau. 
Mary, who m. Leonard Weeks about 1667, 
the progenitor of the Weeks family of N. 
H. Name derived from Einws, the Welsh 
for " son of Einion." 

BRINKERHOFF, ROELIFF of Mans- 
field, Ohio, b. at Owasco, N. Y., June 
28, 1828, tutor at the Hermitage in the 
family of Andrew Jackson, Jr., 1847-50, 
admitted to the bar 1852, one of the editors 
of the Mansfield Herald 1855-9, first lieut. 
1861, captain and assist, qrmstr. 1861, post 
qrmstr. at Washington until 1865, brig.- 
gen. 1866, author of The Volunteer Quar- 
tertnasier, editor of Ohio Liberal 1872-6, 
cashier Mansfield Savings Bank (m. Feb. 
3, 1852, Mary Lake, dau. of Baldwin Bent- 
ley, a merchant at Mansfield, granddau. of 
Maj.-Gen. Robert Bentley, a pioneer states- 
man of Ohio, sister of Gen. Robt. H, Bent- 
ley of Ohio); son of George R. of Owasco, 
N. Y., b. in Adams co., near Gettysburg, 
Pa., Feb. 19, 1785, d. at Owasco Nov. 7, 



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1849, in early life a land surveyor, afterward 
a farmer, magistrate for many years, elder 
in Ref. Dutch Ch. (m. Sept. 27, 1814, 
Jacomyntie Bevier, desc. of Louis Bevier, 
a Huguenot who came to America in 1650 
and settled at New Paltz, N. Y., in 1677, 
d. in 1720); son of Roeliff of Owasco, N. 
Y., b. in Bergen co., N. J., Nov. 10, 1748, 
d. at Owasco, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1830, leader 
of the Conewago colony from Gettysburg 
Apr. 30, 1793, and settled in Cayuga co., 
N. Y., held with credit many local offices, 
for many years elder in Ref. Dutch Ch. (m. 
Oct. ID, 1771, Baeltie De Marest, desc. of 
David De Marest, a Huguenot who landed 
at New York Apr. 16, 1663, in the ship 
Brindled Cow); son of Joris of Adams co., 
Pa., b. in Bergen co., N. J., Oct. 9, 1719, 
d. in Adams co., Pa., Jan. 3, 1810, settled 
in Adams co. in spring of 1770 on a farm 
of 500 acres near Gettysburg, had seven 
sons, of whom six were soldiers in Wash- 
ington's army, the youngest son was one 
of the first American ordained clergymen of 
Dutch Ch. (m. in Nov., 1745, Martina Bo- 
gaert, desc. of an early Dutch settler of 
New Netherlands); son of Jacobus of Ber- 
gen CO., N. J., b. at Flushing, L. I., in 
1684, d. in Bergen co., N. J., in 1770, occu- 
pied his father's homestead, was a leading 
elder of the Dutch Ch., a man of thrift as 
indicated by his various investments in real 
estate at home and at points quite remote 
for those days (m. Apr. 17, 1708, Angenitje 
Banta, who with her husband joined the 
church at Hackensack Jan. 2, 1709); son 
of Hendrick of Bergen co., N. J., b. in 
Province of Drenthe, Holland, about 1630, 
d. in Bergen co., N. J., about 1710, mem- 
ber of the Hempstead, L. I., Assembly 
1665, magistrate at Flushing, L. I., 1662-3, 
*73, removed to a farm in N. J. on Hack- 
ensack river June 17, 1685, which farm re- 
mained in the family until 1861 (m. Claasie, 
dau. of Cornelius Boomgaert of Middle- 
wout, L. I., an early Dutch settler of New 
Netherlands); son of Joris Dircksen, d. 
Jan. 16, 1661, came from Holland in 1638 
and settled on a farm where Brooklyn now 
is, and was the ancestor of all of the name 
in America, a founder and elder of the 
Dutch Ch. in Brooklyn (m. SuvSannah 



Dubbels and had sons Hendrick and 
Abraham, and a dau. Altie). Name de- 
rived from the Dutch words Brenger, mes- 
senger, and hof, court, messenger of the 
court. 

BOYD, WILLIAM P. of Conesus. N. Y., 
b. there Mar. 26, 1849, educated in 
common school, raised upon a farm, owned 
the first printing office there 1875, author 
and publisher of The History of the Boyd 
Family, The History of the Town of Cone- 
sus, N. v., vice-pres. Livingston Co. His- 
torical Society 1888, treas. Conesus Ceme- 
tery Assoc. 1884-8 (m, Sept. 28, 1870, Mary 
R. Allen, b. June 22, 1850, dau. of Matthew 
and Mary A. [Thorpe] Allen, and had one 
child: Victor H. Boyd, b. Mar. 21, 1878); 
)'Oungest son of Hiram of Conesus, b. at 
Newburgh, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1806, came to 
Conesus when sixteen years old, farmer 
(m. Nov. 6, 1836, Jane McNinch, b. at 
Richmond, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1808, d. Apr. 
17, 1883, dau. of James and Jane [Allen] 
McNinch, pioneer settlers of Conesus, who 
came from Pa. in 1806); sixth son of Philip 
of Conesus, b. at New Bedford, N. Y., 
May 24, 1771, d. at Conesus May 31, 1823, 
captain in the war of 1812, stationed with 
Amer. army at Newburgh, came to Conesus 
in 1821, father of Justis Bo)^d who lost his 
life on Lake Erie June 16, 1838, by the 
burning of the steamboat George Washing- 
ton, from which he saved about thirty chil- 
dren's lives, and was buried at Silver Creek, 
N. Y. (m. Feb. 7, 1793, Elizabeth Barrett, 
b. at New Bedford, N. Y., Apr. 6, 1773, d. 
at Conesus Aug. 30, 1836); son of Eben- 
ezer of Boyd's Corners, N. Y., b. in Scot- 
land about 1735, d. at Kent, N. Y., June 
29, 1792, came probably from Scotland to 
America in 1750, was a captain in t^c Revo- 
lution, commanded a company upon the 
Hudson river under Washington, inter- 
cepted Major Andre the night before his 
capture, was then living in Westchester 
CO., N. Y., after the war he went to Put- 
nam CO., N. Y., and settled there, keeping 
a hotel, the place being named after him, 
Boyd's Corners (m. in 1763-4 Sarah Merritt, 
b. at New Bedford, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1740, 
d. at Kent, N. Y., June 29, 1817, dau. of 



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Joseph and Polly [Theal] Merritt); son of 
John of Scotland (m. Dorcas Bennett). 
Name derived from the Gaelic word Boidh, 
or Boidel, meaning fair or yellow. 

T)EMINGTON, GEORGE WILLIAM, 
-Lv b. at Greenburg, N. Y., in 1828, en- 
gaged in insurance business, joined Mich. 
Third Infantry in the Civil war 1861, captain, 
participated in over fifty battles, d. May 28, 
1878, and buried on Decoration Day with 
military and Masonic honors (m. ist, in 
1853 Cecelia Merchant of Cazenovia, N. 
Y., m, 2d, in 1865 Statira, dau. of Amos 
and Mary [Morgan] Roberts of Mich., and 
had ch.: Robert, b. 1867, John, b. 1873, 
and a dau., b. 1877, named for Beatrix de 
Remington who became Lady Prioress of 
the Benedictine convent of Clementhrope, 
York, Eng., in 1396); and C YRUS KINGS- 
BURY REMINGTON, b. 1830; sons of 
David of Rye, N. Y., b. at Springfield, 
Mass., in Nov., 1795, d. at Rye in Jan., 
1834, was a Presbyterian clergyman, ap- 
pointed as a missionary to the Choctaw 
Indians and with his wife made the journey 
from New York to Mississippi in a private 
carriage, afterward had charge of church at 
Rye where he died suddenly in his second 
year there, greatly beloved and lamented 
(m. in Aug., 1821, Esther Rutgers, dau. of 
John and Esther [Prentiss] Low, he a native 
of Scotland and publisher of theological 
books in N. Y. from 1795 to 1809, when 
he died); son of Shadrack of Buffalo, N. 
Y., b. at Springfield, Mass., in 1759, d. at 
Buffalo in 1844, moved to Schenectady, N. 
Y., in 1801, a few years later to Buffalo, 
there a large land-owner (m. in 1788 Expe- 
rience, dau. of Capt. Abnerand Experience 
[King] Granger of Suffield, Conn., and 
niece of Hon. Gideon Granger, postmaster- 
general of U. S. 1801-14); son of Seth of 
Springfield, Mass,,b. there in 1726, d. there 
in 1806, lived on the old homestead (m. in 
1754 Elizabeth Ball), his brother Mesheck, 
b. 1728, was first physician in Sturbridge, 
Mass.; son of John of Springfield, Mass., 
b. at SufReld, Conn., in 1692, d. in 1772 
(m. in 1723 Mercy Jone.s); son of John of 
Suffield, Conn., b. at Rowley, Mass., Nov. 
2, 1661, d. at Suffield in 1723, freeman 



there in 1679 (m. in 1687 Margaret Scott); 
son of Thomas of Suffield, Conn., b.' in 
England, d. at SuflSeld in 1721, freeman at 
Rowley, Mass., in 1651, moved to Suffield 
in 1676, selectman in 1682 (m. at Rowley 
Jan. 19, 1658, Mehitable Walker); son of 
John, who came from Yorkshire, Eng., 
with his wife Elizabeth in 1637 to Rowley, 
Mass., freeman there 1637, lieut. there, d. 
at Roxbury, Mass., in June, 1667. Name 
derived from Rem, Reimes, France, and 
ing, a family, and ton, a town. The Gene- 
alogy of the Remingtons is being compiled 
by Miss E, H. Remington (who may be 
addressed care of the publishers). 

CLAPP, DAVID of Boston, Mass., b. 
at Dorchester, Mass., Feb. 6, 1806, 
resident of Boston since 1822 (m. Apr. 9, 
1835, Mary Elizabeth, dau. of Atherton and 
Joanna [Trow] Tucker); son of David of 
Dorchester, Mass., b. there Nov. 30, 1759, 
d. there May 15, 1846, a soldier in early 
part of Revolutionary war as a substitute 
for his father (m. ist, Dec. 9, 1794, Susan- 
nah Humphreys, m. 2d, July 28, 1801, 
Azubah, dau. of Dea. Jonathan Capen of 
Stoughton); son of David of Dorchester, 
Mass., b. there Nov. 11, 1720, d. there 
Aug. 17, 1787, drafted as a soldier in 1777, 
his son David accepted as a substitute (m. 
June 20, 1754, Ruth, dau. of Samuel Humph- 
reys of Dorchester); son of Jonathan of 
Dorchester, b. there Aug. 31, 1673, d. there 
Jan. 2, 1723-4, deacon, selectman, town 
treasurer (m. June 23, 1703, Sarah, dau. of 
Barnard and Sarah Capen); son of Nathan- 
iel of Dorchester, b. there Sept. 15, 1640, 
d. there May 16, 1707, " a choice man" — 
church records (m. there Elizabeth, dau. of 
Lawrence Smith); son of the emigrant 
Nicholas of Dorchester, Mass., b. in co. 
Dorset, Eng., in 1612, d. at Dorchester, 
Mass., Nov. 24, 1679, arrived there prob- 
ably in 1633, was deacon of the church, 
held various responsible town offices (m. 
ist, Sarah Clap, sister of Capt. Roger Clap, 
m. 2d, Abigail Sharp, widow of Robert 
Sharp of Brookline, Mass.); son of Rich- 
ard of Dorsetshire, England. 

BUGBEE, EDWIN HOLMES of Put- 
nam, Conn., b. at Thompson, Conn., 



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Apr. 26, 1820, clerk and manufacturer at 
North Providence, R. I., 1839-45, in Kil- 
lingly, Conn., 1849-79, representative in 
Legislature from there 1857, '59, '61, '63, 
'69, '71, '73, '79, senator 1865-8, president 
of Senate 1868, speaker of House 1871 (m. 
Sept. 21, 1857, Selenda Howard, d. July 31, 
1858, dau. of Howard Griswold of Ran- 
dolph, Vt., desc. of Matthew of Saybrook, 
Conn., early from Kenelworth, Eng.); son 
of James, b. at Woodstock, Conn., Apr. 11, 
1788, d. at Killingly, Conn., July 17, 1866, 
clerk, merchant, farmer, had five children 
(m. at Warren, R. I., Dec. 26, 181 1, Eliza-- 
beth Dorrance, b. at Scituate, R. I., Aug. 
15, 1790, d. at Warren Aug. 15, 1879, her 
birthday, dau. of Samuel, desc. of George, 
who came from the north of Ireland about 
1715); son of Uezekiall, b. at Woodstock, 
Conn., Feb. 19, 1746, d. Aug. 4, 1826, farmer, 
capt. of militia in Revolution, had charge 
of transportation of supplies, had ten chil- 
dren (m. Jan. 21, 1773, Bathshua, b. May 
6, 1753, d. Apr. 25, 1833, dau. of Dr. David 
Holmes, captain in French and Indian war, 
surgeon in Rev. war, d. Mar. 19, 1779); 
son of James of Woodstock, Conn., b. July 
II, 1715, d. Nov. 18, 1796, farmer (m. ist, 
Sept. 24, 1737, Hannah Crary, d. May 16, 
1743, had five children, two died early, m. 
2d, Mar. 16, 1745, Mary May, b. in 1723, d. 
Mar. 10, 1817, formerly of Rehoboth, Mass., 
had ten children); son of Samuel of Wood- 
stock, Conn. , b. at Roxbury, Mass., Aug. 31, 
1673, d. Nov. 12, 1744, farmer, came to 
Woodstock with his father in 1686 (m. Jan. 
26, 1701, Dorothy Carpenter, b. Feb. 19, 
1683, d. Oct. 6, 1721, had nine children, 
dau. of John, son of William who came 
over in the Bevis in 1638); son of Joseph 
of Roxbury, Mass., b. June 6, 1640, d. July 
26, 1729, came to Woodstock, Conn., in 1686, 
one of the proprietors of the town, select- 
man (m. Experience Pitcher, bp. Sept. 28, 
1642, had nine children, daughter of An- 
drew of Dorchester, whose name appears 
on record in 1634); son of Edward Bugby, 
who with wife Rebecca and dau. Sarah, 
came in ship Francis from Ipswich, near 
London, in 1634, and settled in Roxbury, 
owned land there, d. Jan. 26, 1668, inven- 
tory of estate ;^336, had children Sarah, 



Joseph and probably John b. in Eng., com- 
ing over with his uncle Richard in Win- 
throp's fleet in 1630, John also one of the 
Woodstock proprietors, Richard d. before 
1635. Name derived from old German 
boge, to bend, a bow, and in some cases a 
place name. 

DODGE, ROBERT of Hempstead, N. Y., 
b. at N. Y. city, member of the bar, 
member N. Y. Historical Society, author of 
ZV istratn Dodge and his Descendants in Amer- 
ica with History of Block Island and Cow 
Neck, L. /., Historical Family Memorial Ad- 
dress at Salem 1879, etc. (m. in 1867 M. Annie, 
dau. of late Charles Roe of Flushing, N. 
Y.); son of Robert of N. Y. city, b. at 
Marbletown, N. Y., Apr. 17, 1779, d. at N. 
Y. city Dec. 14, 1825, member fire dept., 
Mechanics and Traders' Society, sachem 
of Tammany Society, etc. (m. Jan. 3, 1801, 
Eliza P. Fowler of Flushing, N. Y.); son 
of Samuel of Marbletown and N. Y. city, 
b. at Cow Neck, L. I., d. at N. Y. city 
about 1790, was a soldier of the Revo- 
lution of the grenadiers of Ulster co., 
and served at Saratoga at the capture of 
Burgoyne (m. in 1769 Deborah, dau. of 
Robert North, M. D., of Poughkeepsie, N. 
Y.); son of Wilkie of Whitestone, L. I., 
b, at Cow Neck, L. I., d. at Whitestone 
about 1754, a leading shipbuilder (m. Mary 

, whose dau. Sarah m. Comfort 

Sands); son of Samuel of Cow Neck, L. 
I., b. at Block Island, R. I., about 1691, 
d. at Cow Neck about 1740, settled at Cow 

Neck 1718 (m. Elizabeth ); son of 

William of Block Island, R. I., b. in 
Eng., d. at Block Island, came with three 
other sons of full age from western Eng- 
land with their father Tristram about 
1659, bought and settled Block Island. 

DEAKE, CHARLES STANDISH of 
Portland, Me., b. at New Orleans, 
La., Mar. 21, 1844 (m. Emma Amelia Car- 
man of Brooklyn, N. Y.); only son of 
Charles of Portland, Me., b. there in 1811 
(m. Olive York Sturdivant of Portland); 
eldest son of Benjamin, b. at Cape Eliza- 
beth, Me., in 1779 (m. Abigail Standish of 
Portland); only son of George, b. at West- 
erly, R. I., in 1735, educated as a surveyor, 



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came to Maine shortly before the Revolu- 
tion, constructed the first fortifications for 
the defense of Portland at Spring Point, 
Cape Elizabeth, commanded there during 
a portion of the war when not on military 
expeditions or secret missions for the town, 
member of first Mass. Legislature (m. in 
1770 Mary Woodbury); son of George of 
Westerly, R. L, freeman there from the 
earliest settlement of the town. The family 
originated in Hungary, the name, which 
was Deak in its earlier form, was a nick- 
name in the ancient Magyar language for a 
man who was a writer or author, and the 
arms of the family indicate its origin, viz. : 
Azure, an open scroll in fess argent upon 
which, a dexter arm ppr., couped at the 
shoulder, is writing with a pen, or. Crest, 
out of a count's coronet, a naked dexter 
arm ppr., holding in its hand an iron-spiked 
war club. The family, though connected 
in one of its branches with a prince of 
Transylvania, was always democratic in its 
tendencies and played a conspicuous part 
in the assembly of the people that obtained 
a constitution for Hungary in 1239. The 
frequent occupancy of the country by the 
Turks and the consequent destruction of 
many public records makes it difficult to 
trace the family clearly in all its branches, 
but constant mention is made of the name 
in connection with the public affairs, and 
many points of the family history are well 
established by circumstantial evidence that 
cannot be proved by documentary. The 
branch of the family that came to America 
had its home in the county of Zala and 
numbered among its members the illustri- 
ous Francis Deake. The family are nearly 
extinct in both Hungary and America. 

BROOKS, NOAH of Newark, N. J., 
author, editor, etc., b. at Castine, 
Me., Oct. 24, 1830, author of Boy Emigrants, 
Life of Lincoln, and other books, contrib- 
utor to the current magazines, identified 
with earlier literary work in California, U. 
S. naval officer of port of San Francisco in 
1866-7, editorially connected with Marys- 
ville, Cal., Appeal, Alta California, New 
York Tribune, New York Times, Newark 
Daily Advertiser (m. May 29, 1856, Caroline 



A. Fellows of Salem, Mass., who d. at 
Marysville, Cal. , in 1862); youngest of eight 
children of Barker of Castine, Me., b. at 
Scituate, Mass., Sept. 10, 1789, d. Mar. 16, 
1838, owned Brooks' ship yard and was a 
shipbuilder at Castine, had a dau. Mari- 
anne, who m. S. K. Upham, whose lineage 
is elsewhere in this work (m. July 16, 1815, 
Margaret, dau. of Capt. Joseph Perkins, a 
sea captain and ship-owner, desc. of Jacob 
of York, Me., b. 1695, her mother desc. of 
Peter Weare, a lawyer of York who signed 
the submission to Mass. 1652, of Ephraim 
Wardwell, of Dea. Rowland Young of 
York, and of Samuel Webber who was 
killed by the Indians at York Hill in 1712); 
second of three sons of Captain Noah of 
Scituate, Mass., b. in 1744, d. at sea (m. in 
1770 Hannah, b. June, 1754, dau. of Eben- 
ezer Stetson of Dighton); son of Taylor of 
Scituate, Mass., and probably of Hanover, 
Mass., 1750, shipbuilder (m. in 1740 Miriam 
Curtis, desc. of Richard who had property 
at Marblehead and Scituate in 1648, and 
desc. of Stephen of Appledore, Kent, Eng., 
in 1450); son of Nathaniel second, who 
owned land at Scituate, Mass. (m. in 1717 
Mary Taylor); son of Nathaniel first of 
Scituate, b. in 1646, succeeded to his fath- 
er's property there, from him came all of 
the name at Scituate in 1831 (m. Elizabeth, 
dau. of Richard Curtis above mentioned); 
son of William, who came to Scituate in 
1635, aged twenty (with his brother Gilbert 
aged fourteen, who married Elizabeth, dau. 
of Gov. Winslow, and left posterity at 
Marshfield) in ship Blessing, freeman at 
Scituate and owned land south of Tilley's, 
afterward Dwelly's, creek in 1644 (m. 
Widow Susannah Dunham). Name may 
have originally been Brookes or Brooke, 
and the family may have come from either 
Yorkshire or Kent, Eng. 

KULP, GEORGE BRUBAKER of 
Wilkes Barre, Pa., lawyer, author of 
Faviilies of the Wyoming Valley in two vols., 
editor of the Luzerne Legal Register in four- 
teen vols., Luzerne Legal Register Reports in 
four vols., b. at Reamstown, Pa., Feb. 11, 
1839 (m. Oct. 4, 1864, Mary Elizabeth, dau. 
of John Stewart of Lackawanna, Pa., of 



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Scotch desc. and his wife Elizabeth Ann 
Williams, desc. of Sergeant Thomas Wil- 
liams, famous in the stirring incidents of 
the Wyoming Valley, Pa.); second son of 
Eli Sellers of St. Georges, Del., b. at 
Kulpsville, Pa., Feb. 2, 1800, d. at St. 
Georges July 6, 1849, teacher (m. Oct. 6, 
1831, Susanna Breneiser, b. Oct. 3, 1809, 
desc. of John Valentine Breneiser who 
came to America Sept. 5, 1730, in the ship 
Alexander and Ann); son by first wife of 
Abraham of near Linden, Pa., b. at Kulps- 
ville July 19, 1770, d. at Linden Feb. 11, 
1847, farmer (m. ist, Barbara, dau. of Leon- 
ard Sellers, desc. of Phillip Henry Soller 
who came to America in s\\\^ James Good- 
will Sept. II, 1728, m. 2d, Elizabeth, b. 
May 21, 1785, dau. of Daniel Wampole, 
son of Henry Wampole who came to 
America in 1743); son of Jacob of Kulps- 
ville, Pa., b. at Whitpain, Pa., Mar. 7, 
1740, d. at Kulpsville June 28, 1818, farmer 
(m. Nov. 6, 1766, Mary, dau. of Abraham 
Cleamans, son of Gerhart who came to 
America in 1717); son of Peter Kolb of 
Perkiomen and Skippack, Pa., farmer (m. 

Elizabeth E. ); son of Rev. Henry Kolb 

of Skippack, Pa., who came with his wife 
Barbara from Germany to America as early 
as 1709, his name appears first on a list of 
elders and ministers published in 1727, 
his maternal grandfather was Peter Schu- 
macher, an early Quaker convert from the 
Mennonite church, who came to Penna. Oct, 
12, 1685, in ship Francis and Dorotliy. 

ELY, HEMAN of Elyria, Ohio, b. there 
Oct. 30, 1820, pres. Nat. Bank of 
Elyria with which, and with the First Nat. 
Bank of Elyria and the Lorain Bank in 
Elyria, he has been officially connected 
since the organization of the latter in 1847 
(m. at Elyria Sept. i, 1841, Mary H., b. 
Nov. 12, 1824, d. Mar. i, 1849, dau. of 
Rev. John and Abigail [Harris] Monteith, 
m. 2d, at Hartford, Conn., May 27, 1850, 
Mary F., b. at Hartford May 7, 1826, dau. 
of Hon. Thomas and Sarah [Coit] Day, he 
for twenty-five years sec. of State of the 
State of Conn, and for over fifty years re- 
porter of the Supreme Court of that State); 
son of Heman, b. at West Springfield, 



Mass., Apr. 24, 1775, d. at Elyria, Ohio, 
Feb. 2, 1852, in early life was a merchant 
in N. Y. city, in March, 1817, he made the 
first settlement of Elyria, giving the town 
its name and also to the county, Lorain (m. 
at West Springfield, Mass., Oct. 9, 1818, 
Celia, d. at Elyria Jan. 7, 1827, dau. Col. 
Ezekiel P. Belden of Wethersfield, Conn., 
a col. in the Revolution and for fifty years 
a member of the State Legislature, m. 2d, 
at Mansfield, Conn., Aug. 20, 1828, Har- 
riet M., d. at Elyria Aug. 6, 1846, dau. of 
Gen. John Salter, m. 3d, at Elyria, Ohio, 
Dec. 7, 1846, Mrs. Cynthia Sergeant, d. 
Aug. 5, 1871, widow of John Sergeant of 
Stockbridge, Mass.); son of Justin, b. at 
West Springfield, Mass., Aug. 10, 1739, d. 
there June 26, 1817, grad. Harvard Coll., 
merchant in his native town, member of 
Gen. Court of Mass. 1777-80, an original 
proprietor of the Conn. Western Reserve 
under the Conn. Land Co. (m. Nov. 9, 
1762, Ruth, d. at West Springfield Apr. 6, 
1809, dau. of Capt. Joel White of Bolton, 
Conn., m. 2d, Dec. 11, 1809, Mrs. Marian 
Lane, d. at West Springfield June 17, 1829, 
widow of Capt. Ebenezer Lane of Northamp- 
ton, Mass., dau. of Gov. Matthew Gris- 
wold of Lyme, Conn.); son of John, b. at 
West Springfield, Mass., Dec. 3, 1707, d. 
there May 22, 1754 (m. Nov. 15, 1733, Eu- 
nice, d. Mar. 29, 1778, dau. of John Colton 
of Longmeadow, Mass.); son of John, b. 
at West Springfield Jan. 28, 1678, d. there 
Jan. 15, 1758 (m. Dec. 30, 1703, Mercy, d. 
May 5, 1763, dau. of Samuel Bliss); son of 
Samnel, d. at West Springfield Mar. 19, 
1692; son of Nathaniel, who was one of 
the first settlers of Hartford and Norwalk, 
Conn., and went to Springfield, Mass., in 
1659, where he d. Dec. 25, 1675 (m. Oct. 
28, 1659, Mary, b. in 1641, d. at Hatfield, 
Mass., Oct. 17, 1725, dau. of Robert Day, 
one of the first settlers of Hartford, Conn.). 

BAYARD, THOMAS FRANCIS of Wil- 
mington, Del., b. there, by profession 
a lawyer and resident of Delaware except 
when in Washington on official duty, for 
sixteen years in U. S. Senate, and since 
Mar., 1S85, as secretary of State of the U. 
S. (m. Oct. 28, 1856, Louisa, dau. of Josiah 



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and Catherine E. Lee of Baltimore, Md.); 
son of James Asheton of Wilmington, Del., 
b. there Nov. 15, 1799, d. there June 13, 
18S0, grad. Union Coll., Schenectady, N. 
Y.,by profession a lawyer and for eighteen 
years a senator of the United States (m. 
July 8, 1823, Anne Francis, whose parents 
were born and died in Phila., where their 
ancestors had lived for more than a cen- 
tury); son of James Asheton of Wilming- 
ton, Del., b. at Phila. in 1767, d. at Wil- 
mington Aug. 5, 1815, grad. Princeton 
Coll., N. J., 1783, professionally a lawyer, 
and from 1797 until his death in the public 
service as representative in Congress, U. 
S. senator and minister plenipotentiary in 
Europe (m. in 1795 Anne, only dau. of 
Richard Bassett of Delaware, a lawyer by 
profession, a soldier in the Revolution, a 
delegate in the Federal Convention, senator 
in Congress, chief justice and governor of 
Delaware); son of James Asheton of 
Maryland and Phila., b. in Cecil co., Md., 
in 1733, d. at Phila. in 1767, was a physician 

(m. in 1723 Agnes , a native American, 

who survived him one year); son of James 
of Cecil CO., Md., born and died in Mary- 
land, lived upon Bohemia Manor in Cecil 
CO., a farmer and land-owner (m. Mary 
Asheton, a native American); son of Sam- 
uel of Cecil CO., Md., born and died in 
Maryland; son of Petrus, who came in 
1647 with his widowed mother Anna Stuy- 
vesant Bayard from Holland to New York, 
purchased large bodies of land on the Del- 
aware peninsula and 8,000 acres, including 
Bombay Hook Is., in 1681, from Sir Edmond 
Andros and the Indians; son of the Rev. 
Balthazar Bayard, a Huguenot, whose 
ancestors had fled from Dauphiny, France, 
about 1585, the time of the Massacre of St. 
Bartholemew. Name derived from the 
French, bay horse, which is the crest of 
the family arms. 

T)ICE, WILLIAM of Springfield, Mass., 
-L\j b. there Mar. 10, 1821, entered the 
ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
in 1841, remained in the active ministry as 
a pastor until 1857, elected member of Gen- 
eral Conference of M. E. Church 1856, 
again 1876, received [^degree of A. M. from 



Wesleyan University 1853, and the de- 
gree of D. D. in 1876, became secretary 
and librarian of the City Library Assoc, of 
Springfield in 1861, which position he still 
holds, was member of Mass. State Bd. of 
Education eighteen years, has published a 
Pastor's Manual, Moral and Religious Quo- 
tations from the Poets, Catalogue of Lib. of 
City Library Assoc., was editor of Methodist 
Hymnal and one of the com. who compiled 
the work, has four children: i, William 
North Rice, Ph. D., LLD., professor of 
geology in Wesleyan Univ. and author of 
various scientific papers, ii, Edward Hyde 
Rice, Ph. D., now assistant in the City 
Library of Springfield, Hi, Charles Francis 
Rice, A. M., a clergyman in the Meth. E. 
Church and now pastor at Leominster, 
Mass., iv, Caroline Laura Rice, A. M., 
now married to Prof. Morris B. Crawford 
of Wesleyan Univ. (m. Sept. 13, 1843, Caro- 
line Laura, dau. of William and Laura 
[Hyde] North, he b. at Wethersfield, Conn., 
m. Aug. 30, 1817, d. at Lowell, Mass., Jan. 
3, 1872, desc. of John North who came to 
this country in 1635 and an early settler of 
Farmington, Conn.); son of William of 
Springfield, Mass., b. at Belchertown, 
Mass., Mar. 18. 1788, d. at Springfield 
Feb. II, 1863, was register of deeds for 
Hampden co. 1830-59, county treasurer 
1838-56, a founder of Wesleyan Acad, at 
Wilbraham, Mass., held various town offices 
in Springfield, had four children: Cornelia, 
Jerusha, William and Joseph B. (m. Sept. 
17, 1809, Jerusha Warriner, desc. of Wil- 
liam who settled at Springfield in 1638 and 
m. Joanna Searl in 1639, ^"^^ of David, an 
early settler of Wilbraham, Mass.); son of 
Nathan of Belchertown, Mass., removed 
in 1820 to Springfield, Mass., b. at Sud- 
bury, Mass., Dec. 18, 1760, d. at Springfield 
May 23, 1838, was a soldier in the Revolu- 
tion for a short time, had five children: 
John, Nathan, William, Nancy, James (m. 
Hepzibah Allen, b. at Concord, Mass., 
Dec. 18, 1763, d. at Springfield Apr. 8, 
1854, a relative of Col. Ethan Allen of 
Revolutionary fame); son of John of Sud- 
bury, Mass.,b. there Apr. 23, 1704, d. there 
1771 (m. ist, Nov. II, 1731, Sarah Dunton 
of Sudbury, m. 2d, Nov. 4, 1741, Anna 



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-); son 



Sanderson, m. 3d, Thankful — 
of Ephraim of Sudbury, Mass., b. there 
Apr. 15, 1665, d. there Oct. 25, 1732, had 
thirty acres granted him in Worcester, 
Mass., in 1718, but does not appear to 
have resided there (m. ist, Feb. 22, 1688-9, 
Hannah, dau. of John and Hannah Liver- 
more of Watertown, Mass., m. 2d, Mar. 24, 
1725, Mary Noyes of Sudbury, who d. Jan. 
II, 1743-4); son of Thomas of Sudbury 
and Marlborough, Mass., b. at Barkhamp- 
stead, Eng., d. at Marlborough, Mass., 
Nov. 16, 1681, came to Sudbury with his 
father in 1639, removed to Marlborough 
about 1664 (m. Mary ); son of Ed- 
mund of Sudbury, Mass., b. at Barkhamp- 
stead, Eng., about 1594, d. at Marlborough, 
Mass., May 3, 1663, came from England 
and settled at Sudbury, Mass., in 1639, was 
one of those appointed to lay out the plan- 
tation, deacon, selectman, removed to Marl- 
borough, of which place also he was one of 

the first settlers (m. ist, Thomasine , 

m. 2d, Mary, widow of Thomas Brigham). 
Name derived from the Welsh, rhys-wz, a 
warrior. 

aREENWOOD, ISAAC JOHN of New 
York city, b. there Nov. 15, 1833, 
grad. Columbia Coll. 1853, A. M. 1857, 
studied chemistry with Prof. R. O. Dore- 
mus and attended lectures in N. Y. Med- 
ical Coll. 1856-61, member of N. Y. His- 
torical Society since 1858, of Amer. Numis. 
and Arch. Soc. 1859, ^""^ vice-pres. and an 
incorporator of the soc. 1864, corres. mem- 
ber of the N. E. Hist, and Gen. Soc. since 
1859, of Am. Geog. and Statist. Soc. 1865, 
Long Island Hist. Soc. 1871, corres. mem- 
ber of Buffalo Hist. Soc. 1872, Prince Soc. 

1873, Amer. Mus. of Nat. Hist., Met. Mus. 
of Art and N. Y. Geneal. and Biog. Soc. 

1874, Coll. Ref. Dutch Church 1875 (m. 
Oct. 23, 1866, Mary Agnes, b. Jan. 11, 
1847, second dau. of Joseph and Eliza E. 
[Barnes] Rudd of N. Y. and had children, 
i, Eliza Rudd, it, Mary Mackaye, m, Isaac 
John, iv, Joseph Rudd); and LANGDON 
GREENWOOD of New York city, b. there 
Aug. 9, 1840, grad. Columbia Coll. 1861, 
studied for the law (m. ist, Mar. 15, 1866, 
Helen A., d. at Genoa, Italy, Apr. i, 1872, 



aged twenty-nine, second dau. of Thos. J. 
Snyder of N. Y., m. 2d, June 19, 1877, 
Anna M., second dau. of Capt. James 
Hand of Brooklyn, and had children, i, 
Langdon by first wife, it, Ann E., in, 
Clark) ; sons by second wife of Isaac 
John, M. D., D. D. S., of New York 
city, b. there July 17, 1795, d. May 14, 
1865, succeeded to his father's practice, 
from which he retired in 1839, member of 
Amer. Geog. and Statist. Soc. 1856, Gov- 
ernor's Guard 1814-21 (m. ist, Nov. 28, 
1822, Sarah Vanderhoof Bogart, d. May 18, 
1829, aged twenty-five, leaving three daugh- 
ters, was only child of John Gilbert and 
Jane [Earl] Bogart of N. Y., m. 2d, July 
17, 1832, Mary, youngest child of John 
and Elizabeth [Riddell] McKay of N. Y.); 
eldest son of Dr. John of New York, 
whose professional services for our first 
President are well known, and who is 
usually regarded as the father of American 
dentistry, b. at Boston, Mass., May 17, 1760, 
d. at New York city Nov. 16, 1819, joined 
prov. army before Boston in May, 1775, 
fife-major in Col. John Patterson's regi- 
ment, left the land service after the battle 
of Trenton, sailed under Capts. John Manly, 
David Porter, John Carnesand others, was 
four times a prisoner of war, having been 
taken the last time when in command of a 
six-gun schooner running from Baltimore 
to St. Eustatius, settled in New York at 
the close of the war (m. by Dr. John Rog- 
ers Mar. 22, 1788, to Elizabeth, d. Jan. 13, 
1831, aged sixty-seven, dau. of William 
and Jane [Coessart] Weaver, and left one 
daughter, Mrs. Jane W. Ross, afterward 
wife of Thomas Walley Langdon, and three 
sons, i, Isaac J., as above, it, Clark, and 
ui, John W., through the first of whom 
only he has male descendants); second son 
of Isaac of Boston, Mass., b. at Cambridge, 
Mass., May 9, 1730, d. at Dedham, Mass., 
Oct. 18, 1803, a maker of mathematical in- 
struments, etc., said to have constructed 
the first electrical machine for Franklin, 
his apprentice, Samuel Maverick, was shot 
during the Boston Massacre Mar. 5, 1770 
(m. in Feb., 1757, Mary Fans, b. May 15, 
1726, d. at Dedham, Mass., Oct. 11, 1820, 
her sister Martha m. Col. Thomas Walker, 



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whose outrage, inflicted at the hands of 
British officers, is a matter of Canadian his- 
tory, who was at the head of the Montreal 
com. opposed to the Quebec Bill, was ar- 
rested in Oct., 1775, for high treason in 
assisting Col. Ethan Allen, and liberated 
from confinement a few months after by 
the American forces, another sister m. 
Robert Woolsey of Quebec, a petitioner 
of the king in 1774), left one daughter, 
Mrs. Mar)' Gay, and four sons, ?, Isaac, 
father of ex-Judge John Greenwood of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., «, John, iii, Clark, died 
single, and iv, William Pitt, father of Rev. 
Francis W. P., and who now has no male 
descendants living ; eldest son of Prof. 
Isaac of Cambridge and Boston, b. at 
Boston May 17, 1702, d. at Charleston, S. 
C, Oct. 12, 1745, o. s., grad. Harvard 
Coll. 1721, studied for the ministry, per- 
fected himself in mathematics with Dr. 
Desaguliers in London, was the first Hol- 
lisian prof, of math, and nat. phil. in Har- 
vard Coll. 1727-38, and subsequently gave 
courses of lectures in Boston, some of his 
communications have been published in 
the Transactions of the Royal Society, in 
Nov., 1743, he sailed from Boston on the 
Rose frigate, Capt. Thomas Frankland, act- 
ing as chaplain, and left the vessel prior to 
its return to England, in May, 1745, at 
Charleston, S. C, where he died after a 
short illness, and has descendants only 
through his eldest son, Isaac (m. July 31, 
1729, Sarah, b. May 11, 1708, d. at Falmouth 
[Portland, Me.] May 23, 1776, dau. of Hon. 
Dr. John and Sarah [Shrimpton] Clarke, 
niece of Mrs. Elizabeth [Clarke] Hubbard, 
who was the second wife of the Rev. Cot- 
ton Mather, D. D.); second son of Samnel, 
b. at Boston, Mass., Sept. 24, 1662, d. at 
Roxbury, Mass., July 16, 1721, was a ship 
builder and merchant at the North End, 
was a selectman and served his native town 
in various other public capacities, was on 
the com. for fitting out the Port Royal ex- 
pedition in Sept., 1710, also one of the 
gentlemen chosen for selecting site and 
overseeing building of the North grammar 
school in 1712, and for examining the for- 
tifications in 1718 (m. in 1687 Elizabeth, d. 
Dec. 9, 1 721, dau. of Robert Bronsdon, a 
II 



merchant of Boston, she left one daughter, 
Elizabeth, who m. Samuel White and after- 
ward Benjamin Edward, and three sons, i, 
Samuel, grad. Harvard. Coll. 1709, justice 
of the peace 1736, ancestor of John Dan- 
forth Greenwood, M. D., of Montueka, N. 
Z., the venerable ex-president of Nelson 
College, ii, Isaac, m, Joseph); eldest son 
of Nathaniel of Boston, Mass., bp. Aug. 
23, 1631, at St. Michael -at-Pleas in the city 
of Norwich, Eng., d. July 31, 1684, and 
was buried on Copp's Hill, Boston, Mass., 
was located in Boston, Mass., at the North 
End, as a ship builder as early as 1654, 
water bailiff 1670-2, etc., selectman 1680-4 
(m. at Weymouth, Mass., Jan. 24, 1655-6, 
Mary, dau. of Samuel Allen of Braintree, 
Mass., her sister Sarah m. Josiah, son of 
Capt. Miles Standish; became the wife of 
Theophilus Frarye, Esq., of Boston and d. 
Dec. 7, 1709), his will mentions his cousin, 
i. e., nephew, and apprentice Benjamin 
Greenwood, who returned to Norwich, 
Eng., and his brother Samuel Greenwood, 
shipwright of Boston, ancestor of the late 
Miles Greenwood of Cincinnati, Ohio, and 
of the Greenwoods of Halifax, N. S., and 
New Brunswick ; his only daughter Anna 
Greenwood m. ist, James Green, and 2d, 
Nathaniel Henchman, merchant, and was 
mother of the Rev. Nathaniel Henchman of 
Lynn ; his two sons were Samuel, previously 
mentioned, and Isaac, grad. Harvard Coll. 
1685, m. Anna, dau. of Lt.-Col. Joseph 
Lynde of Charlestown, Mass., was a mer- 
chant trader, taken prisoner by the French 
in 1695, died abroad in 1701, s. p., and his 
widow m. John Phillips, d. Nov. 4, 1756, 
aged eighty-two, son of Col. John Phillips, 
provincial treasurer ; second son of Miles, 
worsted weaver of Norwich, Eng., bp. at 
St. Peter's of Mancroft Sept. i, 1600, buried 
in the church of St. Michael-at-Pleas Sept. 
3, 1658, admitted a citizen May 3, 1627 (m. 

Abigail , to whom administration was 

granted at London on Dec. 23, 1658), his 
arms, with the family descent, dated Nor- 
wich, Sept. 25, 1723, are to be found in the 
Miscellaneous Pedigrees, vol. i, of Sir Isaac 
Heard, Garter, now in the College of Arms, 
London, which states that he used them on 
an ancient seal, viz.: argent, a fess sable, 



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between three spurrowles (or six pointed 
stars pierced of the field), in chief, and 
three ducks in base, all sable. Edmon- 
son's Heraldry ascribes to these arms the 
date 1594; subsequently (early in the past 
century) they were placed upon the fam- 
ily tomb in Copp's Hill, Boston. The 
above account says that Greenwood "had 
the character of an honest, understanding, 
discreet, diligent man, and of a very comely 
body ; " eldest son of Miles of the parish 
of St. Peter's of Mancroft, Norwich, Eng., 
in which church he was m. Oct. 21, 1599, 
to Anne Scath of Barnham-Broome, co. 
Norfolk, he was located in Sudbury, co. 
Suffolk, for a few years, but had again re- 
turned to Norwich in 1616. The period of 
his decease has not been ascertained, nor 
has effort been made to trace his ancestry. 
He is mentioned in the will of Edward 
Greenwood, Jr., of Norwich, proved Apr., 
1608, who was the son of the Rev. Edward 
Greenwood, rector of Great Dunham, co. 
Norfolk, who died 1591, and cousin of the 
Rev. John Greenwood, rector of Brampton, 
CO. Norfolk, whose will, dated July, 1659, 
proved at Norwich Oct., 1663, mentions 
the gold ring worn by the testator, with his 
arms cut upon the stone therein, and the 
document is sealed with the same, viz.: 
sable, a chevron ermine between three sal- 
tires argent; crest, a demi-lion rampant or, 
holding in his paws a saltier argent. These 
are the armorial bearings of the Green- 
woods of Greenwood Lee, near Hepton- 
stall, CO. York, and the circumstance would 
indicate a close connection between the 
Norwich and Yorkshire families. The lat- 
ter trace a direct descent from Guiomar, or 
Wyomarus de Grenewode, achator in the 
household of Maud the empress, mother 
of King Henry II, A. D. 1154. The Rev. 
John Greenwood of Brampton was son of 
the Rev. Christopher Greenwood, rector of 
Shottesham, co. Norfolk, who died Feb., 
1607-8, and whose brother, the Rev. Thomas 
Greenwood of Hingham, co. Norfolk, who 
died 1638, was the father of that icono- 
clastic alderman of Norwich during the 
civil war, John Greenwood (d. 1649) men- 
tioned in Bishop Hall's Hard Measures. 
Bridget, widow of the last-mentioned, liv- 



ing in the parish of St. Michael-at-Pleas, 
mentions in her will, proved in 1675, "her 
husband's kinsman, Miles Greenwood of 
Norwich, worsted weaver," referring to the 
elder brother of Nathaniel, the New Eng- 
land progenitor. 

CHUTE, WILLIAM E. of Wales, Mich., 
b. at Clements, N. S., Apr. 24, 1832, 
taught school 1855-6, '59, '63, went sailing 
on the lakes 1853-4 and occasionally since, 
rafting and steamboating on the Miss, river 
1867, taught singing 1855 to present, entered 
U. S. service in Jan., 1864, was with Gen. 
Sherman through Georgia to Savannah in 
Co. H, Second Minn., Second Brigade 
Third Div. Fourteenth Corps, mustered 
out July, 1865, member G. A. R. since 
Feb., 1884, removed from Canada July, 
1862, to Minnesota, across Iowa to Mis- 
souri in 1870, to St. Thomas, Ont., in 
1875, to Michigan 1879, farmer and singing 
teacher, has five children (m. Apr. 24, 1861, 
Mary Ann, dau. of Walter and Phebe 
[Brown] Hill, he b. near Fort Erie, Can., 
Jan. 21, 1811, son of Charles Hill, b. in 
Bucks CO., Pa., June 16, 1783, d. at Malla- 
hide, Ont., in Feb., 1864, m. Oct. 9, 1806, 
Hope, b. in 1789, d. in July, 1849, dau. of 
Joseph Marsh, and was son of John Hill, 
b. in Bucks co., Pa., in 1726, moved to 
Thorold, Can., in 1789, d. in 1802, m. 1782 
Hannah Doughty, b. 1747, d. 1834); son of 
Andrew of Clements, N. S., b. at Gran- 
ville, N. S., Sept. 15, 1789, d. at Bayham, 
Ont., Feb. 17, 1862, deacon, licentiate 
preacher in Baptist Church over forty years, 
singing teacher of old school, led public 
singing, composed about forty tunes, moved 
with his family to Bayham in Sept., 1841 
(m. Feb. 17, 1814, Olive, b. at Cornwallis, 
N. S., in 1796, d. at Bayham, Ont., Jan. i8, 
1864, dau. of Eleazer Woodworth son of 
Silas and Sarah [English] Woodworth, he 
b. 1768, d. 1844, desc. of the Woodworths 
who came from Rhode Island to Mass., 
thence to Nova Scotia in 1760); son of 
Thomas of Granville, N. S., b. at Rowley, 
Mass., Mar. 13, 1757, d. at Bear River, 
Clements, N. S., June 13, 1838, deacon in 
Baptist Church for fifty years, farmer and 
fisherman, moved from Granville to Cle- 



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ments in 1801 (m. Oct. i, 1778, Sybil, dau. 
of William and Lydia [Willett] Marshall of 
Roxbury, Mass., he with his brothers An- 
thony, Solomon and Isaac Marshall came 
from Mass. to Annapolis, Nova Scotia, 
about 1760, and all had large families); 
son of John of Granville, N. S., b. at By- 
field, Rowley, Mass., in June, 1720, d. at 
Granville in Nov., 1791, a pioneer of Bap- 
tist Church in N. S. in 1758, farmer, black- 
smith, has had over 3,000 descendants (m. 
in 1745 Judith, b. 1725, d. in Nov., 1808, 
dau. of Benjamin and Sarah [Woodward] 
Foster of Ipswich, Mass., he died in Nova 
Scotia in 1758, she died in 1805 aged 104); 
son of Lionel of Byfield, Rowley, Mass., 
b. there Apr. 15, 1681, had seven children: 
Lydia b. 1710, Sarah b. 1714, Samuel b. 
1718, John b. 1720, Samuel, 2d, b. 1722, 
Hannah b. 1724, Elizabeth b. 1726 (m. Dec. 
10, 1702, Hannah, dau. of Peter and Han- 
nah [Noyes] Cheney, he son of John and 
Martha Cheney) ; son of James Chewte, 
Jr., of Ipswich, Mass., b. in 1649, mem- 
ber of the Cong. Ch., had three sons, Lio- 
nel, James d. 1769 aged eighty-three, Thomas 
d. 1 771 aged eighty-one, and six daughters, 
the last two sons' descendants are traceable 
to present time but are not numerous (m. 
Nov. 10, 1673, Mary, dau. of William 
Wood); son of James, Sen., of Ipswich, d. 
1690, register of deeds (m. a dau of Wil- 
liam Epps, Esq., Ipswich, Mass.); son of 
Lionel, Jr., of Ipswich, Mass., b. in Eng- 
land, d. at Ipswich, Mass., in June, 1645, 
came to Ipswich about 1634, taught a gram- 
mar school at Ipswich in 1636 (m. Rose, 
dau. of Samuel Symonds[?], lieut.gov. of 
Mass., and had three children, James, Na- 
thaniel, Elizabeth); son of Lionel, Sen., of 
England (m. a Miss Greene and had five 
children, Lionel, George, Sarah, Cleave and 
Judith); son of Anthony, who descended 
from Baron le Chewte, commander of a 
troop of Norman horse in battle of Hastings, 
Oct. 14, 1066, or from Sir Edward Chute of 
same period, and the family trace in regular 
succession to Alexander Chute of the Manor 
of Taunton, Somersetshire, Eng., 1268. 

aARBISON, WENDELL PHILLIPS 
of Orange, N. J., b. Cambridgeport, 



Mass., June 4, 1840, grad. Harv. Coll. 1861, 
literary editor N. Y. Nation since 1865 (m. 
Dec. 6, 1865, Lucy, dau. of James Miller 
and Sarah A. [Speakman] McKim of Phila.); 
son of William Lloyd of Boston, Mass., 
b. at Newburyport, Mass., Dec. 10, 1805, 
d. at New York city May 24, 1879, was 
editor of The Liberator at Boston, Mass., 
1831-65 (m. Sept. 4, 1834, Helen Eliza, 
dau. of George and Sally [Thurber] Ben- 
son of Providence, R. I.); son of Abijah 
of Newburyport, Mass., b. at Jemseg, New 
Brunswick, June 18, 1773, d. after 1814, 
was a sea captain (m. Dec. 12, 1799, Fran- 
ces Maria, dau. of Andrew and Mary [Law- 
less] Lloyd, natives of Ireland); son of 
Joseph of St. John River, New Bruns- 
wick, b. Aug. 14, 1734, d. at St. John 
River, N. B., Feb., 1783, was a farmer, 
and perhaps an Englishman (m. Aug. 14, 
1764, Mary, dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth 
[Wheeler] Palmer, natives of Essex co., 
Mass.). Derivation of name uncertain. 
Perhaps from the Dutch, Gerritsen, Garret- 
son, perhaps from the French, as the name 
is common in the south of France, Garri- 
son, Garrisson, where the meaning "little 
oak " is assigned to it. The only known 
English family of the name considered itself 
of Dutch origin, and this is true of many 
American Garrisons. 

DE PEYSTER, JOHN WATTS of Rose 
Hill, Tivoli P. O., Duchess co., N. 
Y., b. Mar. 9, 1821, LL. D., M. A. Col. Coll., 
N. Y. 1872, colonel N. Y. S. I. 1846, as- 
signed for "meritorious conduct" 1849, 
brig. -gen. for "important service" 1851, 
the first appointment in N. Y. State to that 
rank hitherto elective, mil. agt. S. N. Y. 
in Europe 1851-3, indorsed by U. S. A., 
assisted in organization of present police 
N. Y. and first reported in favor of paid 
fire department with fire escapes and steam 
engines 1852-3, M. F. S. N. Y., adj. -gen. 
S. N. Y. 1855, brev. maj.-gen. S. N. Y. for 
"meritorious services rendered to the Na- 
tional Guard and to the United States prior 
to and during the Rebellion," first and 
only officer receiving exactly such an honor, 
the highest from S. N. Y., by special act 
N. Y. Legislature Apr., 1866, first hon. 



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memb. Third Army Corps (A. of the P.) 
Union, memb. of Holland Soc. N. Y., hon. 
and life memb. and corrspdg. memb. and 
memb. of over forty other such societies at 
home and abroad, author of numerous his- 
torical and military works cited as author- 
ities in Europe and U. S,, is the immediate 
representative of two families who exer- 
cised a leading influence in the colony 
and province of New York and filled the 
most important offices under Dutch and 
English, through paternal and maternal 
as well as collateral lines, and through re- 
ciprocal marriages with Wattses, de Lan- 
ceys, Coldens, Livingstons, Beekmans, 
Schuylers, van Cortland ts and other prom- 
inent stems (m. Mar. 2, 1841, Estelle, dau. 
of John Swift Livingston, gt.-gt.-gr.-son 
[eldest branch] of Robert, first prop, of 
Manor, and Anna Maria Martina, dau. of 
William Thompson, an officer in Penna. 
Line of the Continental army), and had 
three sons and two daus., the youngest 
dau., Maria Livingston, d. young, the eld- 
est, Estelle Elizabeth, m. James B. Toler 
and has one child, John Watts de Peyster 
Toler: their eldest sony. Watts de Peyster, 
Jr., b. Dec. 2, 1841, d. Apr. 12, 1873, in 
consequence of injury received on the field, 
major First N. Y. Vol. Art., brev. col. for 
Chancellorsville, one of the few brevets 
accorded for that battle, his services are 
best told in the reports and by the attests 
of his superiors; their next son, Frederic 
de Peyster, Jr., b. Dec. 12, 1842, d. Oct. 30, 
1874, of effects of disease in active service 
1862, brev.-col. N. Y. V., brev.-maj. U. 
S. v., participated in occupation of Bal- 
timore, first battle of Bull Run, 1861, 
etc. [m. Mary, only dau. of Clermont 
Livingston, eldest grandson of Chancellor 
Livingston, and Cornelia, dau. of Herman 
Livingston of Oak Hill, and had two chil- 
dren, Mary who d. a few days before her 
father and Clermont Livingston who sur- 
vives]; their youngest son, Johnston L. de 
Peyster, b. June 14, 1846, is now the owner 
of the " Chateau of Tivoli," from which the 
locality takes its name, he m. Julia Anna 
Toler and has three daus.: Esther Estelle, 
Mary Justina and Carola Anna, (he was 
brevetted lieut.-col. U. S. V., col. N. Y. V. 



for hoisting *' first real American flag" 
over the capitol of the rebel capital Rich- 
mond 3d April, 1865, which act, according 
• to Gen. Grant, put the seal to the suppres- 
sion of the Rebellion, severely injured in 
active service) ; only son and child of 
Frederic of New York city, b. there 
Nov. II, 1796, d. at Tivoli Aug. 17, 1882, 
pres. of N. Y. Hist. Soc, of N. Y. Soc. 
Lib., of the St. Nicholas Club, of the 
St. Nicholas Soc, hon. fellow of Royal 
Hist. Soc, hon. mem. Mass., Md., Pa., 
Wis., Fla., Buffalo and Chicago Hist. Socs., 
of Merc. Lib. Assoc of N. Y., cor. mem. 
N. E. Hist. -Gen. Soc, etc, etc, "died full 
of years and honors," " was probably an 
active officer of more social; literary and 
benevolent societies than any other New 
Yorker who ever lived," served during war 
of 1812-15, in Col'a College Greens, held 
successive ranks in militia, mil. sec. and 
special aid of Gov. De Witt Clinton, was 
bred a lawyer, was a distinguished master 
in chancery for many years, American his- 
torical writer and orator (m. May 15, 1820, 
Mary Justina, d. July 28, 1821, youngest 
dau. Hon. John Watts, 2d, b. Aug. 27, 1749, 
d. Sept. 3, 1836, was last royal recorder of 
N. Y. city, and one of the wealthiest men 
there, founder and endower of the Leake 
and Watts Orphan House in N. Y., who m. 
Oct. 2, 1775, Jane, dau. of Peter de Lancey 
of the Mills, Westchester co., N. Y., and 
Elizabeth, dau. of Gov. Cadwallader Col- 
den); son of Frederic, Senior, of New 
York city, b. there Dec. 10, 1758, d. Feb. 
26, 1834, served throughout Am. Rev., 
was captain in H. B. M. service from sev- 
enteen to twenty-four years of age, was one 
of the committee with Gov. De Witt Clinton 
and a chief agent in establishing public 
schools in New York, etc (m. in the house 
of her great uncle Gilbert R. Livingston 
belonging to the loyal branch of the Liv- 
ingstons, Upper Red Hook Landing, now 
Tivoli, Helen, b. 1773, only dau. of Com- 
missary-General Samuel Hake, B. A., who 
m. Helen, eldest dau. of Robert Gilbert 
Livingston, eldest son of Gilbert, third sur- 
viving son of the first proprietor of Liv- 
ingston Manor, whose brothers had their 
estates in Columbia co., Robert Gilbert Liv- 



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ingston m. Catherine McPheadres [Mac- 
pheadris], dau. of a rich landed proprietor 
of Dutchess co., and her uncle Capt. Archi- 
bald MacPheadris built the noted mansion 
at Portsmouth, N. H., in 1723, at an ex- 
pense of $30,000, equal to five times that 
sum at present day, after the Revolution 
the McPheadres in England occupied as 
high a social position as in America); son 
of James of New York city, b. Feb. 
6, 1726, d. at Jamaica, L. I., July 27, 
1799, a noted merchant, owner of a large 
number of vessels engaged in commerce, 
almost all swept from the ocean by French 
privateers (m. Sarah, dau. of Hon. Joseph 
Reade, member of the king's council, who 
m. Ann, dau. of Philip French, mayor of 
N. Y. in 1702, her brother John Reade was 
the owner of the land and point on the 
Hudson known as Reade Hoek or Reade 
Point, from which old inhabitants claim the 
town of Red Hook took its name. Marga- 
ret, eldest dau. of James de Peyster, m. 
Col. Thomas James, commandant of the 
Ro)'al [British] regiment of artillery. He, 
James, had three surviving sons, Abraham 
de Peyster^ at the age of twenty-three, was 
senior captain in the Fourth or King's 
American Regiment, and his line is now 
extinct in the male representatives; James 
de Peyster, at about the age of twenty, was 
capt.-lieut. commanding colonel's company 
of grenadiers of same regiment and subse- 
quently first lieut. British Royal regiment 
of artillery, he was buried alive at the 
siege of Valenciennes July 25, 1793, dug 
out, resuscitated and killed at the attack 
upon Lincelles Aug. 18, 1793, leaving no 
issue; Frederic de Peyster, at or before the 
age of eighteen, was captain of an inde- 
pendent loyal company known as the Nas- 
sau [Long Island] Blues, afterward capt. 
in N. Y. V. or King's Third Amer. Regt., 
a corps organized by the British govern- 
ment to oppose the rebellion or revolu- 
tion of the thirteen colonies, he had son 
James F. who became the head of the fam- 
ily, although the youngest son Frederic 
was and always must be the best known 
and most eminent); son of Abraham, Jr., 
of New York city, b. there Aug. 28, 1696, 
d. Sept. 17, 1767 (m. Margaret, eldest dau. 



of Jacobus van Cortlandt, ancestor of the 
Yonkers branch), succeeded his father as 
treasurer of New York and New Jersey 
and held the office for forty-six years, his 
benevolence celebrated in foreign works, a 
gentleman of large means and command- 
ing influence; his fifth son Frede^-ic was, 
from his elegance of dress and deportment, 
known as " the marquis," succeeded his 
father as treasurer but resigned to go to 
France to inherit an estate left him by 
Madame van der Hulst de Peyster of 
Rouen, and his eldest dau. Catherine m. 
John Livingston of New York, and her son 
John W. Livingston was lieut. -col. 41st 
U. S. Inf. war of 1812-15, and his (J. L.'s) 
second dau. Margaret m. Abraham de Pey- 
ster, Senior, capt. King's Amer. Reg., his 
third dau. Margaret m. William Axtell, 
member of the King's Council, etc., his 
fifth dau. Mary m. Dr. John Charlton, his 
sixth dau. Elizabeth m. Matthew Clarkson. 
He m. Margaret, dau. of Jacobus van Cort- 
landt, mayor of N. Y. in 1710-19 and an- 
cestor of the Yonkers van Cortlandts; son 
of Abraham, Sen., of New York city, b. 
there July 8, 1657, d. in Aug., 1728, was 
one of the most distinguished men in the 
province (m. Apr. 5, 1684, during a visit 
to Amsterdam, his kinswoman, Catherine 
de Peyster), he held successively the offices 
of alderman 1685, mayor 1691-5, judge of 
Supreme Court, member of King's Council 
as presiding officer of the same, acting gov- 
ernor 1700, colonel commanding the militia 
which consisted of one company of horse 
and eight of foot, 685 men belonging to 
New York, he presided occasionally at the 
council in 1700, appointed first treasurer of 
the province of N. Y. and N. J. in 1706, 
eminent for his hospitality to strangers. 
New York took a long stride forward 
while he was mayor, built in 1700 the 
grandest residence in N. Y., his eldest 
dau., Catherine, m. Philip van Cortlandt, 
member of the King's Council, proprietor 
of the Lower Manor, and of their children 
Pierre became first lieut. -gov. of N. Y. 
and his son was Col. Brevet Brig. -Gen. 
Philip van Cortlandt of the Rev. army, 
and another grandson, Philip, a loyalist, 
colonel in the British army, his second 



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dau., Elizabeth, m. Hon. John Hamilton, 
gov. of province of New Jersey. One of 
the grandsons of Abraham was the gallant 
Col. Arent Schuyler de Peyster, b. June 27, 
1736, N. Y., d. Nov. 26, 1822, at Dumfries, 
Scotland, whose father, Pierre Guillaume 
de Peyster, m. Dec. 16, 1733, Catherine, 
dau. of Arent Schuyler, ancestor of the 
New Jersey Schuylers, and whose god- 
fathers were Philip van Cortlandt of the 
Manor and the famous Peter Schuyler, col. 
of the N. J. reg. 1744-60, and his god-mother 
was his aunt. Eve Ba3'ard; his nephew and 
namesake, Capt. Arent Schuyler de Pey- 
ster, was a famous navigator, discovered de 
Peyster, Ellice, and other, islands in the 
Pacific ocean; son of Johannes, the first 
of the de Peyster family in America, who 
came about i633(?) but, like his son Abra- 
ham, returned to his native place, Haerlem, 
Holland, to seek a wife (m. there Dec. 17, 
1650-1, Cornelia Lubbertse, b. there), he 
was first commissioned adelborst, i. e., 
cadet in one of the companies of the bur- 
gher guard of New Amsterdam, now New 
York, was one of the six associated to 
draw up suggestions for the first New Am- 
sterdam charter, filled successively, from 
1655 to 1677, the offices of schepen, bur- 
gomaster, alderman, deputy mayor, was 
appointed mayor Oct. 15, 1677, but de- 
clined, he had four sons who grew up, 
Abraham, above, Johannes, who was mayor 
of New York 1698-9, Cornelius, who was 
alderman and first city chamberlain of N. 
Y., and Isaac^ who was a member of the 
corporation of N. Y., and all three mem- 
bers of the Provincial Legislature. He 
died before 1666. 

JOHNSTON, GEORGE of Elkton, Md., 
b. at Phila. May 15, 1829, when two 
years old came to Cecil co., Md., to reside 
with his uncle George Johnston, educated 
at neighborhood schools, began to teach 
school in 1849, learned the carpenter busi- 
ness, became local editor of Cecil Whig in 
1867, author and publisher in 1881 of the 
History of Cecil County, Md., and in 1887 
of Poets and Poetry of Cecil Co. (m. 1867 
Hannah Frances, dau. of James and Mar- 
garet [Hutton] Scott, he son of David who 



came from Ireland about 1800) ; son of 
Isaac of Cecil CO., Md., b. there in 1800, 
d. in Chester CO., Pa., in 1848, removed to 
Phila. about 1825, where he became a lead- 
ing architect and built the Carpenter build- 
ing, the first six-story house in Phila. (m. 
1824 Susan Currj'); eldest son of George 
of Cecil CO., Md., b. there, d. there in 1816 
(m. about 1797-8, Hannah, dau. of Hugh 
and Margaret [Buckingham] Russell of 
Hockesson, Del., she desc. from the Gilpin 
family of Del. co., Pa.); seventh and young- 
est son of Isaac of Cecil co., Md., d. there 
in 1787, lived on a farm purchased from the 
London Co., which was divided into two 
equal parts by Mason and Dixon's line 
in 1763. The family was settled there as 
early as 1755 and considered themselves of 
Pennsylvania until 1787 ; supposed to be 
the son of Samuel, who came from Ireland 
or Scotland to that locality previous to 1708. 

HAKES, HARRY of Wilkes Barre, Pa., 
b. at Harpersfield, N. Y., June 10, 
1825, grad. M. D. at Castleton, Vt., 1846, 
admitted attorney at law at Wilkes Barre 
i860, member Penn. Legislature 1864-5, 
author of Genealogy of the Hakes Family 
(m. ist, June 21, 1849, Maria E. Dana of 
New England ancestrj', m. 2d, Aug. 29, 
1855, Harriet L. Lape, whose grandparents 
were German and spelled the name Loeb); 
youngest son of Hon. Lyman of Harpers- 
field, N. Y., b. in Berkshire co., Mass., 
May 26, 1788, d. at Harpersfield July 14, 
1873, farmer, commissioned judge of courts 
of Delaware co., N. Y., Jan. 15, 1841, by 
Gov. Seward (m. Sept. 22, 1813, Nancy, 
dau. of Lyman Dayton of Watertown, 
Conn., a soldier in Revolution, who m. a 
desc. of the Mathews family which came 
from Wales to Conn, in 1671); son of 
George S. of Mohawk valley, N. Y., b. at 
Stonington, Conn., Jan. 27, 1751, d. at Sal- 
isbury, N. Y., about 1826, farmer (m. prob- 
ably in 1772 Zurvia Church, desc. of Capt. 
Church); third son of George of Stoning- 
ton, Conn., b. there in 1719, d. there, farmer 
(m. May 15, 1739, Joanna or Hannah Jones); 
eldest son of Solomon of Stonington, Conn., 
b. probably in England before 1689, d. at 
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in Apr., 1709, was admitted freeman in 
Mayor June, 1709 (m. Jan. 16, 1718, Anna, 
dau. of Ebenezer and Anna [Comstock] 
Billings, he son of William Billings who 
came from England about 1640). Name 
formerly supposed to have been Hake. 

BURNHAM, RODERICK H. of Long- 
mead ow, Mass., and Bloomfield, 
Conn., b. at Boston, Mass., a member of 
the Mass. Legislature in 1861-2, compiler 
of Burnham Genealogy, pub. in 1884, com- 
piler of the Burt Genealogy, now in prepara- 
tion, member of Conn. Historical Society 
(m. May 19, 1841, Katharine Livingston, 
dau. of Samuel and Katharine [Livingston] 
Mather, granddau. of Samuel and Lois 
[Griswold] Mather, he son of Richard and 
Deborah [Ely] Mather, he son of Samuel 
and Deborah [Champion] Mather, he son 
of Richard and Katharine [Wise] Mather, 
he son of Timothy and Katharine [Ather- 
ton] Mather, he son of Rev. Richard and 
Katharine [Holt] Mather, the well-known 
emigrant, and her mother, Katharine Liv- 
ingston, was dau. of Capt. Abraham and 
Maria [Peebles] Livingston, he son of 
John and Katharine [Ten Broeck] Liv- 
ingston, he son of Robert and Margaret 
[Schuyler] Livingston, she dau. of Col. 
Pieter Schuyler, first and well-known 
mayor of Albany, N. Y.); son of Elisha 
of Boston and Longmeadow, Mass., b. at 
East Windsor, Conn., Aug. 17, 1780, d. at 
Longmeadow Sept. 14, 1832, represented 
the town in the Legislature 1830-1 (m. Nov. 
3, 1813, Emily, dau. of Capt. Calvin and 
Experience [Saxton] Burt, he an officer in 
Shay's Rebellion and son of Capt. David 
and Mary [Colton] Burt, he led the Long- 
meadow minute men at the Lexington 
alarm and was son of David and Jerusha 
[Colton] Burt, he served in French and 
Indian war 1722, and son of Jonathan and 
Lydia [Dumbleton] Burt, he son of Dea. 
Jonathan and Elizabeth [Lobdel] Burt, he 
left the only record of the burning of Spring- 
field by the Indians and was son of Henry 
and Ulalia Burt, he the emigrant and clerk 
of the writs and one of those for ordering 
the prudential affairs of the plantation); 
son of Abner of Madison, N. Y., b. at 



East Hartford, Conn., Aug. 15, 1755, d. at 
Madison May 27, 1843, soldier in Revolu- 
tion (m. Sept. II, 1779, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Rev. Matthew and Jemimah [Cook] Rock- 
well, he grad. Yale Coll. 1728, preached at 
Wapping, was son of Dea. Samuel and 
Elizabeth [Gaylord] Rockwell, he son of 
Samuel and Mary [Norton] Rockwell, he 
son of Dea. William and Susannah [Cha- 
pin] Rockwell, he the emigrant, whose an- 
cestry is traced to Sir Ralph de Rockville, 
a Norman knight who came with Empress 
Maud into England); son of Elisha of 
Hartford, Conn., b. at East Hartford June 
22, 1717, d. at Hartford July 18, 1770 (m. 
Feb. 5, 1742, Sarah, dau. of Dea. Joseph 
Olmstead, son of Nicholas who was in 
Pequot war of 1687, son of James who 
came to Boston in 1632, was constable at 
Cambridge and left large estates at Hart- 
ford); son of Richard of East Hartford, 
Conn., b. there July 6, 1692, d. there Feb. 
II, 1754, lieut. in Third Co. First Reg. in 
the colony, proprietor of large tracts of land 
there (m. May 5, 1715, Abigail Easton); son 
of Richard of East Hartford (Potunke), 
Conn., b. there in 1654, d. there Apr. 28, 
1731, inherited a large landed estate (m. 
June II, 1680, Sarah, dau. of Michael and 
Priscilla [Grant] Humphries, her father, 
Matthew Grant, was ancestor of General 
Grant); son of Thomas of Hartford and 
Potunke, Conn., b. in England in 1617, 
d. at Potunke June 28, 1688, aged sev- 
enty-one, was a lawyer at Hartford for a 
while but soon purchased of the Potunke 
Indians their lands on east side of Conn, 
river, his house was fortified and garri- 
soned in Indian war of 1675 (m. in 1639 

Anna ). Name derived from Walter 

Le Ventre, who came to England at the 
Conquest and was enfeoffed of a number 
of towns of Burnham Manor from which 
he took the name of de Burnham. 

DAWSON, W. G. of Laurel ville, O., b. 
at Londonderry, O., June 3, 1838, 
received degree of M. D. from Columbus 
Med. Coll. 1881, has three children : Elmer 
A., b. June 11, 1863, Lillie M., b. May 24, 
1868, William T., b. Aug. 20, 1873 (m. 
Aug. 28, 1862, Mary A., b. Mar. 19, 1842, 



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d. Sept. 13, 1881, dau. of Jacob Tanner); 
first son of Thomas, b. at Bridgeport, O., 
Apr. 25, 1815, d. at Laurelville, O., Dec. 
28, 1886 (m. May 4, 1837, Nancy A., dau. 
of Mordecai Moore); son of Moses, b. in 
Greene co., Pa., Mar. 9, 1788, d. at Ring- 
gold, O., Feb. 28, 1866, served in war of 
1812 (m. in Oct., 1808, Nancy Upton, nee 
Goosman); third son of Darling, b. in 
county Tyrone, Ireland, about 1740, d. in 
Monroe co., Ohio, about 1834, was a sol- 
dier in the Revolution (m. about 1773 Mary, 
b. in 1752, d. in 1828, dau. of Moses, son 
of John Mercer). 

JACKSON, GEORGE EDWIN BAR- 
TOL of Portland, Me., b. there Aug. 
14, 1829, grad. Bowdoin Coll. 1849, lawyer 
at Bath and afterward at Portland, treasurer 
of various mfg. corporations, pres. Port- 
land, Saco and Portsmouth R. R., Eastern 
R. R. and Maine Central R. R., afterward, 
resigning, had charge of various trust es- 
tates and vice-pres. Portland Savings Bank 
(m. May 30, 1853, Cornelia Stuyvesant, 
dau. of Rev. Petrus and Lucretia Loring 
[Cutter] Ten Broeck, he desc. of Dirck 
Wessels Ten Broeck, mayor of New York 
1696-8, and Gov. Petrus Stuyvesant, she 
desc. of Samuel Cutter, whose family came 
from England about 1640); son of Henry 
of Portland, Me., b. at Chichester, N. H., 
Aug. I, 1783, d. at Portland Aug. 22, 1850, 
teacher in Portsmouth, N. H., for several 
years, teacher at Portland 1824-50, author 
of two arithmetics (m. May 3, 1807, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of William Durgin, b. Sept. 6, 
1750, of Sanbornton, N. H., and his wife 
Elizabeth Morrison, b. July 25, 1756, m. 
Aug. 10, 1775, desc. of William who came 
from England in 1690 and settled in Mass.); 
son of Benjamin of Chichester, N. H., b. 
June 21, 1748, d. there Sept. 14, 1823 (m. 
Freelove Luce, b. May 4, 1748, d. Feb. 2, 
1813, desc. of the Martha's Vineyard fam- 
ily); son of Samuel (m. Amey Dennett); 
son of Joseph (m. Mary Sargent). 

MAY, SAMUEL PEARCE of Newton, 
Mass., b. at Boston, Mass., May 14, 
1828, retired stock-broker of late firm of 
May & Bancroft of Boston, author of Sears 
Genealogy, in preparation, and of Some 



Doubts concerning the Sears Pedigree, pub. in 
1886, name changed by act of Legislature 
from Mahy in 1833 (m. ist, Nov. 29, 1852, 
Mary Jane Sears, m. 2d, June 15, 1864, 
Emma Elizabeth, daughters of Eben and 
Eliza Fair [Crease] Sears of Boston, desc. 
of Richard Sears of Yarmouth, Mass., 
through Willard, Willard, Capt. John, 
Capt. Paul, to Richard); son of John W. 
May n^e Jean Mahy of Roxbury, Mass., b. 
at St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Jan. 18, 1798, 
exchange and money broker at Boston, liv- 
ing, aged ninety, in 1888 (m. May 15, 1816, 
Marianne, b. at Alderney May 29, 1795, d. 
at Boston May 8, 1837, dau. of Capt. James 
and Lucy Weston [Rogers] Bichard of Al- 
derney, she granddau. of Capt. William 
Rogers, a native of Dawlish, Devonshire, 
who claimed descent from John Rogers 
the Protomartyr); son of Jean of St. Peter 
Port, Guernsey, b. at St. Sampson's, Guern- 
sey, bp. Sept. 7, 1753 (m. at St. Peter 
Port, Guernsey, July 16, 1791, Marie Jehan); 
son of Zacharie of St. Sampson's, Guern- 
sey (m. there June 22, 1737, Marie Blan- 
field). The name was originally Mahiel, 
and the family came from Normandy, 
France. 

HALL, J. D., Jr., of Providence, R. I., 
b. at Danielsonville, Conn., Aug. 29, 
1856, bus. manager Prov. Daily Dispatch^ 
author of The Genealogy of the Waldos of 
America, also of The Ancestors and Descend- 
ants of Noah Hall {m. Feb. 26, 1877, Hattie 
E., dau. of Henry H. and Caroline Stevens 
of Lanesboro, Mass., and granddau. of 
Fenner Southwick the glass-maker); son 
of Joseph D. of Danielsonville, Conn., b. 
at Sterling, Conn,, Dec. 18, 1832, enlisted 
in 1862, served three years as sergeant in 
Eighteenth Conn. Vol., wounded at battle 
of Piedmont and pensioned, had nine chil- 
dren : Charles E., b. Aug. 28, 1854, me- 
chanic, J. D., Jr., above, Edward W., b. 
Aug. 6, 1859, d. 1883, m. Minnie Hedly, 
Francis H., d. young, Frederic C, b. Aug. 
21, 1863, printer, m. Winnie Taft, Ella L. , 
b. Mar. 26, 1869, d. Dec. 9, 1871, Marietta, 
b. Mar. 29, 1866, vocalist, Walter E., b. 
Oct. 14, 1871, Ida E., d. young (m. Oct. 
15> 1853, Marietta, dau. of Dea. Enoch 



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and Sophronia [Bingham] Waldo of Can- 
terbury, Conn., he member Conn. Legisla- 
ture in 1856, was desc. of Dea. Cornelius 
Waldo of Ipswich); son of Noah of Ster- 
ling, Conn., b. there Apr. 17, 1802, d. there 
in 1883, farmer (m. ist, July 10, 1831, Sarah 
Davis, d. June 17, 1810, m. 2d, Catherine 
A. Shippee); son of William of Sterling, 
Conn., b. at Plainfield, Conn., d. at Ster- 
ling in 1839, farmer (m. Nabby H)'de of 
Sterling); son of John of Plainfield, Conn., 
b. in July, 1761, d. at Plainfield in 1808, 
farmer, liberated his slaves of which he 
had a number (m. Hannah Williams of 
Sterling, Conn.); son of Samuel of Plain- 
field, Conn., b. at Stow?, Mass., d. at Plain- 
field, Conn. ; son of Samuel of Stow, Mass. ; 
son of Stephen of Plainfield?, Conn.; son 
of widow Mary Hall of Cambridge, Mass., 
the earliest American ancestor of the name. 

L^TTOMMEDIEU, FREDERICK of 
JLJL Deep River, Conn., b. at Clin- 
ton, Conn., merchant, town clerk, clerk of 
Probate Court, Saybrook district (m. ist, 
Sept. 14, 1865, Mary E. Parks, d. Mar. 12, 
1882, m. 2d, Jan. 17, 1884, Julia E. Nor- 
ton); son of Charles of Clinton, Conn., b. 
at Westbrook, Conn., Dec. 2, 1803, d. at 
Clinton Jan. 23, 1855, lieutenant (m. Sept. 
8, 1823, Martha, dau. of Joel Kelsey, son 
of Dan, son of Daniel, son of John, Jr., of 
Killingsworth, now Clinton, son of John, 
Sen., of Hartford, son of William of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., 1632); son of John of West- 
brook, Conn., b. at Southold, L. I., d. at 
Westbrook (m. in 1802 Sarah Towner); son 
of Henry of Southold, L. I., b. there about 
1740, d. at Westbrook, Conn., about 1791, 
removed there from Southold (m. Sept. 8, 
1762, Jemima Spencer); son of John of 
Southold, L. I., b. there, d. there, will 
proved Apr. 25, 1777 (m. Feb. 22, 1727, 
Mary Hudson); son of Benjamin of South- 
old, L. I., b. at La Rochelle, France, in 
1656, d. at Southold Jan. 4, 1748-9, a Hu- 
guenot, landed here Feb. i, 1685-6, had 
letters of denization granted him by Gov. 
of N. Y. Mar., 1686-7, to trade as an Eng- 
lishman (m. Patience, dau. of Capt. Nathan- 
iel Sylvester of Shelter island). Name de- 
rived from French, "the man of God," 
12 



given anciently to one of the clerical order 
especially devoted and revered. 

MERRILL, LEWIS of Phila., b. at New 
Berlin, Pa., Oct. 24, 1834, grad. U. 
S. Mil. Acad. 1855, colonel and brevet brig- 
adier-gen. U. S. Vol. in Rebellion 1861-5, 
major and brevet colonel U. S. Army, re- 
tired because of wounds 1885, during thirty 
years' service in regular and volunteer 
forces, repeatedly brevetted for "gallant 
and meritorious services in action" (m. * 
May 27, 1856, Anna Rhoda Houston of 
Columbia, Pa., desc. of Dr. John Hous- 
ton, surgeon in Revolution, and of John 
Wright, founder of Columbia, Pa., 1728); 
son of James of New Berlin, Pa., b. at 
Peacham, Vt., May 8, 1790, d. at New Ber- 
lin Oct. 29, 184T, attorney, member Penn. 
Constitutional Convention 1838 (m. Jan. i, 
1833, Sarah Boude, dau. of Paschal Lewis 
of Rhinebeck, Pa., desc. of Sir Harbottle 
Grimston, M. P. for Essex, Eng., temp. 
Charles I); son of Jesse of Peacham, Vt., 
b. at Haverhill, Mass., Oct. 8, 1762, d. at 
Peacham Oct. 8, 1840, served as a boy in 
his father's company at Burgoyne's sur- 
render, farmer, member Legislature of Vt. 
many terms, member Const. Convention 
1818 (m. Mar. i, 1789, Priscilla, dau. of 
Richard and Sarah [Harriman] Kimball of 
Haverhill, Mass., and desc. of Leonard 
Harriman who came from Yorkshire, Eng., 
1640, Richard Kimball who came from Ips- 
wich, Eng., 1634, Robert Andrew, and Fran- 
cis Peabody, emigrants about 1630-4); son 
of Capt. Samuel of Haverhill, Mass., b. 
there Dec. 7, 1737, d. there Dec. 29, 1801, 
farmer and lumberman, captain in Revolu- 
tionary army and at Burgoyne's surrender 
(m. Oct. 25, 1759, Abigail, dau. of Samuel 
and Mehitable [Harriman] Eaton of Plais- 
tow, N. H.); son of Samuel of Haverhill, 
Mass., b. there Aug. 2, 1702, d. there Apr. 
25, 1742 (m. May 21, 1732, Ruth, dau. of 
Jonathan Eaton of Haverhill); son of Na- 
thaniel of Haverhill, b. at Newbury, Mass., 
Feb. 8, 1665, d. at Haverhill in July, 1738 
(m. in 1690 Sarah, dau. of Jonathan and 
Hannah [Hilton] Woodman); son of Dea. 
Nathaniel of Newbury (m. Joanna Ninian); 
son of Nathaniel of Newbury (m. Susan- 



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nah Wilterton), came from England in 
1633-4, 2in original settler and proprietor 
of Newbury, Mass. Name probably de- 
rived from Huguenot French Merle, and 
from the family of Merle of Place de 
Dombes, France. 

H UNITING, ISAAC of Pine Plains, N. 
Y., b. at Chatham, N. Y., Nov. 17, 
1825, moved to Pine Plains 1829, to Michi- 
gan 1853, was in Rebellion from there 
1862-3, returned to Pine Plains 1876, local 
historian, author of History of Pine Plains 
and North East Precinct, and Sketches of 
Moravian Missionary Work among the 
Indians in that Locality, Local Indian 
Names of Places and their Signification ; 
only son of Edward of Pine Plains, N. Y., 
b. at Stanford, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1797, d. at 
Pine Plains Mar. 11, 1884, farmer, a lead- 
ing man in the town (m. Dec. 23, 1818, 
Amanda Winans, whose grandfather came 
from "Horse Neck" to Stanford, N. Y., 
in 1778, a family firm in the cause of Amer. 
independence, and whose name in German 
was Winantz); son of Isaac of Stanford, 
N. Y., b. at East Hampton, N. Y., July 
18, 1763, d. at Stanford Sept. 21, 1829, a 
leading public man, held many public of- 
fices, member of N. Y. Assembly, delegate 
to conv. to revise State Constitution in 
1821, had sons Samuel, Edward and Mor- 
gan, who all left children (m. Oct. 7, 1784, 
Elizabeth Knapp, b. Mar. 12, 1766, d. Mar. 
4, 1815, desc. from an early settler of Dutch- 
ess CO., N. Y.); son of Isaac Mulford of 
Stanford, N. Y., b. at East Hampton, N. 
Y., Nov. 14, 1731, 'd. at Stanford Feb. 8, 
1812, came from East Hampton in 1783, 
the first of the name in Dutchess co., 
and ancestor of all those of the name (m. 
1752 Ruth Stretton, b. East Hampton 1732, 
d. Stanford Feb. 23, 1812, whose ancestors 
were early settlers of East Hampton 1683); 
son of Edward of East Hampton, N. Y., 
b. there in Feb., 1704, bp. Feb. 20, 1704, d. 
there Apr. 10, 1745, grad. Hanover Coll. 
1725, physician (m. Dec. 7, 1730, Mercy, 
dau. of Isaac Mulford of East Hampton, 
whose family was well known there); son 
of Rev. Nathaniel of East Hampton, N. 
Y., b. at Dedham, Mass., Nov. 15, 1675, 



d. at East Hampton Sept. 21, 1753, grad. 
Hanover Coll. 1693, began preaching at 
East Hampton 1696, installed Sept. 13, 1699, 
there, preached there fifty years, his life 
and works are well known in history (m. 
Oct. 27, 1701, Mary Green, b. in 1679, d. 
Oct. 7, 1733, had a brother Rev. Joseph 
Green, a minister at Salem in 1705); son 
of John, b. in England, came to America 
with his father (m. Apr. 18, 1671, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Thomas Payne of Dedham, Mass.); 
son of John, who came from England to 
America in 1638. Name supposed to be 
derived from the ancestor's love for hunt- 
ing. 

KIMBALL, CHARLES BRADBURY 
of East Oakland, Cal., b. at How- 
land, Me., Mar. 31, 1831, first lieut. First 
Wis. Vol. Bat. from June 6, 1861, to Aug. 
14, 1863, at Cumberland Gap, commanded 
battery at Port Gibson, Champion Hills, 
Raymond, Jackson and Big Black, ord, 
officer Thirteenth A. C, staff Gen. Mc- 
Clernand through siege of Vicksburg, re- 
moved from Racine, Wis., to Oakland, 
Cal., Apr., 1875, where he is now a leading 
contractor and builder (m. Aug. 27, 1863, 
Mary Anne, b. Jan. 8, 1841, at Mexico, N. 
Y., dau. of Col. S. D. and Maria Louise 
[Hyatt] Clough of Racine, Wis., granddau. 
of John and Mary Clough of Western N. 
Y. and Dr. Hezekiah and Deborah [Crosby] 
Hyatt of Boston, they had ten children : 
Sarah Louise, b. at La Crosse, Wis., Mar. 
8, 1865, Martha Love, b. at Racine Apr. 
ID, 1867, Simeon Clough, b. at Racine 
Aug. 2, 1868, Harriet Emily, b. at Racine 
June 7, 1871, Charles Joshua, b. at Racine 
Apr. 24, 1874, d. June 5, 1874, Kate Elea- 
nor, b. at Oakland July 12, 1875, William 
Bradbury, b. at Oakland June 18, 187S, 
Mary Alice and Albert DeWitt, b. at Oak- 
land Aug. 23, 1882, Richard Barringham, b. 
May 8, 1885. d. Nov. 24, 1885); son of 
Abraham Love of Buxton, Me., b. there 
Nov. 3, 1789, d. at Oshkosh, Wis., Feb. 
22, 1851, farmer, lumberman, served in 
war of 1812, removed to Howland, Me., 
De Kalb co., 111., and Oshkosh, Wis., had 
ten children, three living, viz. : Horace B. 
of Paddock, Minn., Charles B. as above, 



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and Martha L. Clarke of La Crosse, Wis. 
(m. Feb. 2, 1814, Mary, b. Apr. 8, 1792, 
dau. of Moses and Mercy [Garland] Brad- 
bury of Buxton, he son of Jacob and Mary 
[Goodwin] Bradbury, desc. through Jacob, 
Jacob, William, Thomas, from Wymond of 
Wickew, Eng.); son of Joshua of Buxton, 
b. there, bp. Dec. 26, 1773, d. there, had 
eight children : Abraham L. above, Moses, 
b. Oct. 28, 1791, Love, b. June 7, 1793, m. 
Stephen Patterson, d. Apr. 11, 1864, Sarah 
B., b. July 10, 1796, m. Ebenezer Fowler of 
Portland, Thomas B.,b. Oct. 10, 1798, m. 
Susan Palmer, d. May 5, 1848, Richard B., 
b. June 21, 1801, m. Sarah Powell, d. Oct. 
22, 1846, Clarissa B., b. May 24, 1803, m. 
Nathan Conant of Boston, d. Apr. 17, 1873, 
Ruth E., b. Mar. 12, 1808, m. Hiram Win- 
chester of Portland, d. Sept. 8, 1886 (m. 
May 21, 1789, Abigail, dau. of Joshua and 
Hannah [Bradbury] Earle of Berwick, Me., 
granddau. of Jacob and Abigail [Eaton] 
Bradbury); son of John of Buxton, Me., 
b. at Marblehead, Mass., d. at Buxton, 
where he moved in 1770, settled on land 
bought of John Denison of Ipswich, his 
brother Joshua went with him, whose grand- 
son Thomas L. of Omaha, Neb-, now owns 
the land (m. Sarah, dau. of Job and Han- 
nah [Martyn] Burnham, desc. through Job', 
Job', Thomas from Thomas Burnham who 
came from England in 1636) ; son of Joshua 
of Marblehead, Mass., b. Dec. 18, 1715 (m. 
Deborah Andrews); son of Joseph of Ips- 
wich, Mass., b. Jan. 25, 1685, will proved 

Dec. 14, 1761 (m. Sarah ); son of 

John, b. in England 1631, d. May 6, 1698 
(m. 1st, about 1665 Mary, dau. of Humph- 
rey and Bridget Bradstreet, m. 2d, Oct. 8, 
i666, Mary, dau. of Francis and Jane [Wil- 
son] Jordan); son of Richard, b. in Eng- 
land in 1595, d. June 22, 1675, came to 
America in ship Elizabeth in 1634 (m. ist, 
Ursula Scott, m. 2d, Margaret Dow). 

aREENE, EDWARD ABORN, Jr., of 
Providence, R. I., b. there, grad. B. 
P. Brown Univ. 1876, second son of Ed- 
ward Aborn of Providence, b. there Jan. 
24, 1823 (m. Nov. 8, 1849, Hannah Cooke, 
dau. of Amos D. Smith of Prov.); first son 
of Simon Henry of Clyde, Warwick, R. 



I., b. at Warwick, R. L, Mar. 31, 1799, d, 
there Apr. 26, 1885 (m. Mar. 13, 1822, Caro- 
line Cornelia, dau. of Edward Aborn of 
Prov.); second son of Job of Warwick, b. 
there Nov. 19, 1759, d. there Aug. 23, 1808 
(m. Nov. 29, 1785, Abigail, dau. of Simon 
Rhodes of Stonington, Conn.); first son of 
Christopher of Warwick, b. there May 
12, 1737, d. at Croton, N. Y., May 14, 
1781, colonel in Revolution, for gallantry 
in defense of Fort Mercer was awarded by 
act of Congress Nov, 4, 1777, "an elegant 
sword to be provided by the Board of War," 
which is now in possession of the family, 
was " slain in action " (m. Jan. 6, 1757, 
Ann, dau. of Jeremiah Lippitt of War- 
wick); second son of Philip of Warwick, 
b. there Mar. 15, 1704, d. there Apr. 10, 
1791, judge of Court of Common Pleas of 
R. I. (m. Aug. 12, 1731, Elizabeth Wickes); 
fifth son of Job, b. Aug. 24, 1656 (m. Phebe 
Sayles); fourth son of John, b. in England 
Aug. 15, 1620 (m. Ann Almy); first son 
of John, b. 1597, d. 1658, surgeon, came 
from Southampton in ship James Apr. 6, 
1635, arrived at Boston, Mass., June 3, 
1635, was afterward of Salem, Mass., re- 
moved to Providence, R. I., was one of 
those to whom Roger Williams deeded land 
bought of the Indians 1638 (m. Joan Tat- 
tersall); fourth son of Richard of Bow- 
ridge Hall, Gillingham, Eng.; only son 
and heir of Richard ; second son and heir 
of Robert of Gillingham. Name derived 
from their ancient possessions in North- 
amptonshire in time of Edward I. 

TRELAND, JOSEPH NORTON of 
-L Bridgeport, Conn., b. at New York 
city Apr. 24, 1817, author of the Ireland 
Genealogy and of historical and biographical 
works relating to the N. Y. stage (m. June 
10, 1845, Mary Amelia Avery, dau. of Wal- 
ter and Mary [Van Nostrand] Titus, 
adopted by her uncle-in-law John S. Avery, 
all desc. of early settlers of Long Island, 
N. Y.); youngest son of Joseph of New 
York, b. at Huntington, L. I., Dec. 12, 
1774, d. at N. Y. Jan. 12, 1847 (m. June 7, 
1796, Sophia, b. at Bristol, Eng., June 17, 
1773, d. at Bridgeport, aged 97, Jan 18, 1871, 
dau. of Thomas and Sarah [Belston] Jones, 



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who came to America in 1783); son of John 
of Huntington, L. I., b. at Oyster Bay, L. 
I., in 1738, d. at Lloyd's Neck, L. I., in 
1780 (m. in 1765 Hannah, d. at N. Y. in 
1786, dau. of George and Mary [Helmes] 
Norton, she dau. of William Helmes, who 
m. a Miss Woodhull, all of L. I. ancestry); 
son of Joseph of Huntington, L. I., b. at 
Oyster Bay in 1713, d. at Huntington in 
June, 1793 (m. in 1735 Elizabeth, d. 1802, 
aged ninety, dau. of Peter Losee of Nether- 
land descent); son of John of Oyster Bay, 
L. I., b. there in 1687, d. there in 1748 (m. 
Sarah); son of Thomas of Hempstead and 
Oyster Bay, b. at Hempstead in 1647, d. at 
Oyster Bay in 1710-1 (m. Mary, d. at 
Southold, L. L, Nov. 11, 1723); son of 
Thomas, supposed to be of English de- 
scent, was one of the fifty original propri- 
etors of Hempstead, L. I., who, in Nov., 
1644, had a patent from Gov. Kieft. His 
will is recorded at New York, dated Sept. 

30, 1668 (m. Joan, who m. Aug. 24, 1671, 
Richard Lattin of Hempstead). 

HOLAHAN, JACOB WAY of Phila., b. 
at Chadd's Ford, Pa., July 14, 1778, 
d. at Phila. May 19, 1856, settled at Phila. 
1800, a leading iron-wright, for twenty-five 
years did all the iron work for public insti- 
tutions of the city, was a soldier in war of 
1812 in Eighth Co. Pa. Vols. (m. Sept. 
19, 1815, Catharine Anna, dau. of George 
and Sophia [MillefeltJ Baker, and had five 
children: Sophia, b. Oct. 26, 1816, d. Mar. 

31, 1819, John Way, b. Dec. 17, 1818, 
drowned June 17, 1827, Mary Anna, b. 
July 21, 1820, m. Nov. 30, 1843, Joseph 
Jeremiah Esling [see page 16 of this vol.], 
d. June 3, 1882, George Millefelt, b. Oct. 
10, 1822, d. unm. Aug. 15, 1853, Amanda 
Frances, b. Dec. 6, 1829); second son of 
John of Mill Creek, Del., b. at Mt. Cuba, 
Del., Aug. 8 or Sept. 5, 1848, d. at Phila. 
Dec. 21, 1801, smith and wheelwright by 
trade, an accomplished penman, educated 
by the Jesuits from the old Bohemia manor 
school, was instrumental in erecting the 
first Catholic church in Del., St. Mary's on 
Coffee Run (m. in 1775 Phcebe, youngest 
child of Jacob Way of Chadd's Ford, desc. 
of Henry Way of Dorchester, Mass., who 



came to America in ship Mary and John of 
Winthrop's fleet 1630), for two years after 
his marriage he resided at Chadd's Ford in 
house known as Benjamin Ring's, and 
while there was host of Washington, who 
made it his hdqrs. at battle of Brandywine, 
his two younger brothers, James and David, 
served in Del. Line Reg. in Revolution, 
were wounded and taken prisoners in the 
S. Car. campaign and probably died in 
British prison ship, of his two sisters Mar- 
garet m. a Mr. Craige and Mary m. John 
Spencer; first son of Cornelius of Mt. 
Cuba, Del., b. probably near Cork, Ireland, 
d. in New Castle co., Del., Nov. i, 1788, 
the foremost Catholic settler of Delaware, 
his residence Mt. Cuba on the Red Clay 
was purchased by him as early probably as 
1750, and was a portion of Letitia Penn's 
manor of Stening, it remained in his family 
until 1793 and was the meeting place of the 
Catholics of northern Delaware (m. in Dela- 
ware Margaret Kelly, b. at Dungarvin, Ire- 
land, d. Aug. 16, 1788, buried at Coffee 
Run. See Records of A mer. Catholic Hisior- 
ical Society of Phila., vols, i and 2, 1887-8. 

PAINE, ALBERT WARE of Bangor, 
Me., b. at Winslow, Me., Aug. 16, 
1812, grad. Waterville Coll. now Colby 
Univ. 1832, admitted to bar of Penobscot 
CO. 1835, ever since practiced at Bangor, 
frequent correspondent and contributor to 
periodical press, author Paine Genealogy 
Ipswich Branch 1881, and of The New Phi- 
losophy 1884, originator of law giving crim- 
inals right to testify in their own behalf, 
member Bangor Historical Soc, Maine 
Historical Soc, Webster Hist. Soc, Am. 
Inst, of Civics, held office of bank and in- 
surance examiner 1868-9, insurance comr. 
three years, tax comr. (m. July 9, 1840, 
Mary J. Hale, desc. of Rev. John Hale of 
Beverly, Mass., who was instrumental in 
dispelling witchcraft delusion and whose 
wife was accused); son of Frederic of 
Winslow, Me., b. at Foxborough, Mass., 
Nov. 21, 1785, d. at Winslow Mar. 12, 
1857, farmer and mechanic, had a family of 
eight children, four of them sons, one of 
whom is Rev. Timothy Otis Paine of Elm- 
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or The Holy Houses (m. Sept. 21, 1809, Abiel 
Ware, d. Jan. 12, 1852, aged sixty-four 
years, desc. of Robert Ware who came early 
from England and settled at Wrentham, 
Mass.); son of Lemuel of Foxborough, 
Mass., b, there Apr. 4, 1748, d. there Dec. 
22, 1794, had seven children (m. in 1776 
Rachel, dau. of Dea. Carpenter, an early 
settler of the town); son of William of 
Foxborough, Mass., b. at Maiden, Mass., 
June 26, 1720, d. there July 17, 1811 (m. 
in 1743 Mary Bull), had twelve children, 
the two youngest, Jerusha and Hannah, 
lived together in the same house in which 
they were born all their lives, and died 
there aged ninety and ninety-one; only 
child of William of Maiden, Mass., b. 
there Nov. 16, 1692, d. there Jan. 29, 1784 
(m. ist, Apr. 18, 1717, Tabitha Waite, 
mother of William, m. 2d. Elizabeth Sweet- 
sir); son of William of Boston, b. there 
Mar. 15, 1663, d. at Maiden Apr. 14, 1741; 
son of John, inherited his father's estate, 
assisted Gov. Lovelace of N. Y. in erec- 
tion of the fort there, for which he was 
appointed gov. of Prudence Is.; only son 
of William, b. in England 1598-9, d. Oct. 
10, 1660, who came from Suffolk co., Eng., 
settled at Watertown, Mass., in Apr., 1635, 
large land and mill-owner there, moved to 
and an incorporator of Ipswich, Mass., en- 
dowed the free school there, removed to 
Boston, proprietor of Thompson's Island 
and lands in Boston, Lynn, Braintree, Sa- 
lem, Rowley, Topsfield, etc.; first son of 
William, Lord of the Manor of Nowton, 
England, who desc. from Sir Thomas 
Payne, Knight, of Bosworth, b. about 1400. 
The family are of the same Norman ances- 
try as Hugh de Payen. The name is de- 
rived from Paganus, a countryman, through 
the forms Pagan, Pagen, Payen, Payne. 

BUCK, JAMES SMITH of Milwaukee, 
Wis., b. at Lyman, N. H., Nov. 9, 
1812, raised in New England, made a voy- 
age to Calcutta 1835, moved to Milwaukee 
Jan. 17, 1837, is by trade a carpenter, au- 
thor of History of Milwaukee, 4 vols., The 
Chronicles of Columbia, also several pam- 
phlets, member of the historical societies of 
Mass., Wis. and Missouri, musician, com- 



poser of church music, organist (m. Dec. 5, 
1839, Maria Jane, b. at Henniker, N. H., 
Oct. , 1816, dau. of George and Olive [Alex- 
ander] Adams of the Portsmouth Adamses); 
son of Amasa, Jr., of Bath, N. H., b. at 
Woodstock, Conn., Dec. 26, 1784, d. at 
Milwaukee Sept. 20, 1852, an early teacher 
in New England, a highly-educated New 
Hampshire scholar, mathematician, A. M. 
of Middlebury Coll. 1826, professor at 
New Hampshire University, N. H., 1836-9, 
founder of first acad. sch. in Milwaukee 
1848 (m. Aug. 22, 1809, Polly, b. Aug. 26, 
1792, at Bath, N. H., d. at Milwaukee Jan. 
31, 1875, dau. of James and Ruth [Weeks] 
Smith of Bath); son of Dea. Amasa of 
Bath, N. H., b. at Somers, Conn., June 6, 
1756, d. at Bath May 17, 1840, justice of 
the peace for thirty years, deacon forty 
years, representative to Legislature two 
)^ears, fife major throughout the Revolu- 
tion (m. Dec. 24, 1776, Sybil, dau. of Seth 
and Eunice [Childs] Hibbard, she dau. of 
Penuel and Dorothy [Dwight] Childs, she 
dau. of Rev. Dr. Dwight of Thompson, 
Conn.); son of Thomas of Somers, Conn., 
b. 1732, d. at Somers 1780, farmer (m. about 
1750 Anna Atkinson of Somers, b. 1733, 
d. at Bath Dec. 18, 1815); son of Isaac of 
Wethersfield, Conn., b. Apr. 12, 1693; son 
of Samuel of Wethersfield; son of Henry 
of Wethersfield; son of William, came in 
ship Increase in 1635 and settled at Wo- 
burn, Mass., where he d. in 1658. 

PIERCE, Col. FREDERICK CLIFTON, 
Rockford, 111., city editor of Rockford 
Gazette for past ten years, b. Worcester co., 
Mass., 1856, grad. Groton Acad., for sev- 
eral years reporter at Worcester, Mass., au- 
thor History of Grafton, History of Barre, 
also of genealogies of the families of Har- 
wood, Gibson, Pierce, Peirce and Pearce, 
member of various historical societies in U. 
S., Great Britain and N. S., an organizer 
of the Rockford Grays 1882, first lieut. of 
same 1882, capt. same until 1884, promoted 
to colonel on staff of Gov. Oglesby 1884, 
sec. 111. Nat. Guard Assoc, since 1885 (m. 
Nov. 19, 1877, Lizzie D. Pierce); son of 
Silas A. of Grafton, Mass., b. at Sutton, 
Mass., Sept. 10, 1818 (m. Oct. 18, 1849, 



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Maria N. Smith, desc. of Rev. Ralph of 
Plymouth, Mass.); son of Amos of Sutton, 
Mass., b. there Oct. 13, 1770, d. there Sept. 
12, 1822 (m. Mar. 6, 1800, Annie Hicks); 
son of Jonathan of Sutton, Mass., b. at 
Weston, Mass., June 10, 1736, d. at Sutton 
June 22, 1800 (m. July 14, 1760, Eunice 
Leathe); son of William of Hopkinton, 
Mass., b. at Weston May i, 1708, d. at 
Sutton June 17, 1779 (m. Apr. 18, 1729, 
Sarah Whitney); son of Francis of Wes- 
ton, Mass., b. at Lexington, Mass., July 
27, 1671, d. at Weston April 22, 1728 
(m. Dec. 7, 1697, Hannah Johnson); 
son of Joseph of Watertown, Mass., b. 
1643, d. before Dec. 22, 1713 (m. ist, 

Martha , m. 2d, June 15, 1698, Mrs. 

Elizabeth [Kendall] Winship); son of 
Anthony of Watertown, Mass., b. 1609, 
d. May 9, 1678, freeman 1634 (m. ist, 
Mary , d. 1633, m. 2d, 1633, Ann 



, who d. Jan. 20, 1682-3); son of 

John, b. 1585, d. Aug. 19, 1661, came from 
Norwich, Eng., and settled in Watertown, 
Mass., in 1637, weaver, freeman 1638, an 
early proprietor in Watertown and one of 
the original proprietors of Groton, Mass. 

JILLSON, CLARK of Worcester, Mass., 
b. at Whitingham, Vt., Apr. 11, 1825, 
removed to Worcester 1845, engaged in me- 
chanical pursuits for fifteen years, invented 
numerous patented devices, newspaper and 
magazine contributor, pres. Y. M. Rhet. Soc. 
1853, editor Southbridge Press 1854-5, clerk 
of Police Court at Worcester 1860-71, jus- 
tice First Dist. Court of So. Worcester 1871 
to present, mayor of Worcester 1873-5-6, 
first pres. Sons and Daughters of Vt. 1874 
(m. Apr. II, 1855, Ruth Elizabeth, dau. of 
Lewis and Hannah [Albee] Lilley, she desc. 
of Gov. Christopher Gore, he son of David 
Lilley, a scythe maker, and the first to make 
cut nails in N. E.); son of David, Jr., of 
Whitingham, Vt., b. at Guilford, Vt., Sept. 
19, 1800, d. at Whitingham Feb. 8, 1871, 
farmer and blacksmith, held many town 
offices, member Vt. Legislature 1857, se- 
lectman four years, overseer of poor five 
years (m. July 5, 1824, Waity, b. 1804, d. 
Apr. 17, 1825, desc. of Roger Williams, 
the founder of Rhode Island; son of 



David of Whitingham, Vt., b. at Cumber- 
land, R. L, Feb. I, 1761, d. at Whiting- 
ham Aug. 27, 1850, soldier in Revolution, 
pensioner, one of Arnold's body-guard at 
time of his flight (m. ist, Nov. 2, 1783. 
Joanna Thompson, m. 2d, in 1792, Sarah 
Cudworth); son of Jonathan of Rich- 
mond, N. H., b. at Smithfield, R. L, Jan. 
29, 1729, d. at Richmond in June, 1803 (m. 
Chloe, dau. of James Cargill, owner of 
Cargill's Mills at Pomfret, Conn.); son of 
Nathaniel of Smithfield, R. L, b. there, 
d. at Cumberland, R. L, Apr. 17, 1782, 
held many ofllices of trust, an extensive 
land-owner (m. ist, Apr. 20, 1728, Ruth 
Boyce, m. 2d, May 14, 1741, Sarah Arnold); 
son of Nathaniel of S. Attleboro, Mass., 
b. there Jan. 24, 1675, d. at Smithfield May 
9, 1751, cooper (m. about 1700 Elizabeth 
). 



CLARK, LEWIS H. of Macedon Centre, 
N. Y., b. Sodus, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1827, 
2,\x\}ciOX Mititary Hist. Wayne Co., N. V. (m. 
July 18, 1852, Ellen, b. at Blue Hill, Me., 
Jan. 30, 1832, d. at Macedon Centre Oct. 
26, 1886, dau. of Rev. Hosea and Nancy 
[Fisher] Kittredge, she dau. of Rev. Jona- 
than Fisher); son of Eli of Sodus, N. Y., b. 
at Westhampton, Mass., Sept. 22, 1790, d. at 
Sodus Dec. 4, 1871, an early abolitionist, 
a man of puritanic habits and thought (m. 
Nov. 14, 1826, Asenath, a first cousin, b. 
Aug. 28, 1795, d. in Oct., 1863, dau. of 
David Clark); son of Matthew of West- 
hampton, Mass., b. at Northampton in Jan., 

1761, d. at Westhampton Jan. 25, 1837 (m. 
Jan. 27, 1785, Irene Strong, b. Dec. 30, 

1762, d. Dec. 28, 1836, desc. of Elder John 
Strong); son of David of Northampton, 
Mass., b. there Sept. 24, 1729, d. at West- 
hampton Nov. 13, 1810 (m. about 1752 
Eunice Bartlett, b. Sept. 21, 1727, d. Oct. 
22, 1798, a near relative of Phebe Bartlett, 
about whose conversion a tract was issued, 
m. 2d, widow Mary Wood, b. in 1735, d. 
at Easthampton Apr. 3, 1821); son of John 
of Northampton, Mass., b. there Dec. 28, 
1679, d. there about 1763 (m. Oct. 31, 1704, 
Elizabeth Cook); son of John of North- 
ampton, Mass. (m. ist, July 12, 1677, Re- 
becca Cooper, and had a dau., m. 2d, Mar. 



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95 



i6, 1679, Mary Strong, and had eleven chil- 
dren); son of William, b. about 1600, d. 
July 18, 1690, who came from England in 
the ship Mary and John Mar. 30, 1630, set- 
tled at Dorchester, Mass., moved to North- 
ampton about 1659, selectman 1660, moved 
to Conn., he left two sons, John and Wil- 
liam, and perhaps two more, Nathaniel and 
Samuel. 

SCOTT, RUFUS L. of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
b. at Lanesboro, Mass., lawyer, prac- 
ticing in N. Y. city, was alderman, collector 
of arrears of taxes, member of board of ed- 
ucation of Brooklyn (m. June 26, 1866, 
Maria E., dau. of William M. and Phebe 
[Weiant] Hull of Brooklyn); son of Leon- 
ard of Lanesboro, Mass., b. at Whately, 
Mass., Apr. 6, 1794, d. at Brooklyn Apr. 
I, 1873 (m. Mar. 5, 1821, Fanny, dau. of 
Elihu and Susanna Dickinson of Amherst, 
Mass., he fifth in descent from Nathaniel 
who settled at Hadley, Mass., 1659); son 
of Joseph of Whately, Mass., b. there in 
1754, d. there (m. Mary Blood); son of 
Joseph of Hatfield, Mass., b. there in 
1722, d. at Whately (m. June 4, 1776, Mar- 
garet Belding); son of Joseph of Hatfield, 
b. there Mar. 21, 1682. d. there (m. Feb. 
13, 1707, Lydia Leonard); son of "William 
of Hatfield, settled there about 1665 (m. 
Jan. 28, 1670, Hannah, dau. of Lieut. Wil- 
liam Allis, who removed from Braintree 
and settled at Hatfield in 1661). 

CLEARWATER, CHARLES KNAPP 
of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., b. at New York 
city July 23, 1856, grad. Coll. of N. Y. 1876, 
grad. Union Theol. Sem. 1879, ordained 
over Reformed Church of Mt. Vernon Oct., 
1879, stated clerk of classis of Westchester 
1882, member Holland Society and vice- 
pres. for Westchester co., member St. Nich- 
olas Soc, author various published sermons 
(m. May 18, 1887, Ida, dau. of William S. 
Mould of Montgomery, N. Y., desc. of 
ChristofFel Maul, who settled there prior 
to 1732, about 1725); 2d son of Nicholas 
Trumpbour of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., b. in 
Orange co. Feb. 24, 1820, merchant, set- 
tled in N. Y. in 1835 (m. in Nov., 1844, 
Antoinette, dau. of Henry and Harriet 
[Torbush] Knapp, son of Elijah Knapp, 



desc. of Moses who came to America about 
1664, she dau. Henry and Martha [Brower] 
Torbush, she desc. of Annatje Janse); last 
son of Peter Trumpbour of Montgomery, 
N. Y., b. in Ulster co., N. Y., May 25, 1791, 
d. at Montgomery Apr. 27, 1872, educator, 
school com., held various local public offi- 
ces, soldier in war of 1812 (m. ist, Oct. 29, 
1812, Sophia Jane Rice, m. 2d, Catharine 
Comfort); son of Matthias of Ulster co., 
N. Y., b. there in 1756, d. in Jan., 1840, 
soldier and officer in Revolution and in 
war of 1812 (m. Elizabeth, dau. of Nicholas 
Trumpbour of Ulster co.); son of Jacob 
of Ulster CO. 1720(7); son or grandson of 
Jacob Klaarwater, who with Teunis Jacob- 
sen Klaarwater, settled at Kingston, N. Y., 
about 1651. They were associated with 
Beekman, Van Dam, Philipse and others 
in obtaining a patent for 4,000 acres in 
Ulster CO. They came from Friesland in 
the Netherlands. 

LOCKWOOD, ELON DUNBAR of 
Phila., b. at Ashtabula, 0.,and WIL- 
LIAM EDWARD LOCKWOOD and 
CHARLES LORENZO LOCKWOOD; 
sons of Epenetus Webb of Ashtabula, O., 
b. at Greenwich, Conn., Jan. 12, 1805, d. 
at Ashtabula Sept. 30, 1843 (m. Jan. 4, 
1832, Elizabeth, dau. of Marshall Smith of 
Buffalo, she m. 2d, Elon Dunbar, whose first 
wife was Maria Jane Lockwood, 2d, whod. 
Sept. 27, 1884, at Phila.); son of Andrew 
of Greenwich, Conn., b. there Apr. 6, 1762, 
d. there Aug. 12, 1834 (m. in 1798 Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Epenetus and Sarah [Jud- 
son] Webb, son of Epenetus and Elizabeth 
[Lockwood] Webb, cousin of Gen. Samuel 
B. Webb, aide to Gen. Putnam 1775, to 
Gen. Washington 1776, col. Third Conn. 
Reg., also cousin to Col. Charles Webb); 
son of Capt. Gilbert of Westchester co., 
N. Y., b. at Greenwich, Conn., about 1725, 
d. there in 1804, was commissioned as cap- 
tain Third Reg. North Battalion, Westches- 
ter CO., Sept. 20, 1775, which regiment wa 
first commanded by Col. Pierre Van Cort- 
landt until June 25, 1778, then by Col. 
Drake ; son of Still John of Greenwich, 
Conn., b. there, d. there in 1758, named 
after Bishop John Still of Bath, whose dau. 



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Alice m. Adam Winthrop; son of Lieut. 
Jonathan of Greenwich, Conn., b. at 
Watertown, Mass., Sept. lo, 1634, d. at 
Greenwich, Conn., May 12, 1688, removed 
to Fairfield, Conn., when young, then to 
Stamford, Conn., and was one of the fifteen 
signers of allegiance to New Netherlands 
Jan. I, 1657, was one of the twenty-seven 
proprietors of Greenwich, represented the 
town in Colonial Assembly; son of Robert 
of Fairfield, Conn., b. in England, d. at 
Fairfield 1658, came from England and set- 
tled at Watertown, Mass., made freeman 
there Mar. 9, 1636, removed to Fairfield, 
Conn., and made freeman there May 20, 
1652 (m. Susannah who survived him, and 
m. 2d, Jeffrey Ferris). 

PERLEY, SIDNEY of Boxford, Mass., 
lawyer at Salem, Mass., b. at Box- 
ford Mar. 6, 1858, LL. B. at Boston Univ., 
adm. to Suffolk bar 1886, author of History 
of Boxford, Goodridge Memorial and other 
works; youngest son of Humphrey of 
Boxford, Mass., b. at Ipswich, Mass., Jan. 
30, 1808, farmer (m. Sept. 16, 1844, Eunice, 
b. Nov. 19, 1824, dau. of Thomas and Lydia 
[Guilford] Peabody); youngest son of John 
of Ipswich, b. Feb. 6, 1768, d. there Aug. 
20, 1858, farmer (m. in 179-, Mehitable, b. 
at Topsfield Apr. 3, 1775, drowned at Ips- 
wich Nov. 26, 1836, dau. of Jacob and 
Joanna [Rhodes] Dwinnells); youngest son 
of Allen of Ipswich, Mass., b. there May 
9, 1718, d. there Oct. 14, 1804, farmer (m. 
Nov. 10, 1757, Martha, b. Nov, i, 1738, d. 
Sept. 3, 1819, dau. of John and Mercy 
[Howe] Fowler); eldest son of Stephen 
of Ipswich, Mass., b. there June 15, 1684, 
d. there Sept. <\, 1724, farmer (m. Dec. 19, 
1714, his cousin Hannah, b. at Newbury 
Mar. ID, 1683, dau. of Benjamin and Martha 
[Perley] Coker); only son of Timothy of 
Ipswich, Mass., b. there 1653, d. there Jan. 

25, 1718-9, farmer (m. Deborah ); 

youngest son of Allan of Ipswich, Mass., 
b. in England in 1608, d. in 1675, came to 
America in 1630, planter (m. Susannah 
Bokeson, b. in England, d. at Ipswich, 
Mass., in 169-). 

JONES, CHARLES HENRY of Phila- 
delphia, Pa., b. Sept. 13, 1837, lawyer, 



attach^ of Amer. Legation at Vienna, Aus- 
tria, 1858-61, adm. to bar Apr. 14, 1863, 
solicitor to the park commissioners during 
laying out of Fairmount Park, Phila. 1869- 
74, counsel for dept. of protection Centen. 
exposition 1876, special dep, coll. of port of 
Phila. 1885, author of A Pedestrian Tour 
through Switzerland, Recollections of Venice, 
A Trip to the Neusiedlersee, Memoirs of 
William Rodman, A Digest of Park Laws 
and Ordinances, Davaulfs Mills, a Novel, 
History of the Campaign for the Conquest of 
Canada in 1776, Genealogy of the Rodman 
Family 1620-1886 (m. Apr. 20, 1872, Kate 
Evelyn Sank); and RICHMOND L. 
JONES of Reading, Pa., b. Feb. 17, 1840, 
lawyer, was with the U. S. exped. against 
Paraguay in 1858, Ph. D. of Univ. of 
Heidelberg, Germany, i860, adm. to bar 
Apr. 14, 1863, capt. Pa. Vols, in Rebel- 
lion, member Pa. Legislature 1867-9 ("^* 
Nov. 26, 1870, Margaret Ellen McCarty); 
sons of J. Glancy of Reading, Pa., b. Oct. 
7, 1811, d. Mar. 24, 1878, lawyer, district 
attorney 1847-9, member of Congress 
1850-8, Amer. minister to Austria 1858-61 
(m. June 23, 1832, Anna, dau. of William 
Rodman of Bucks co., Pa., brig.-quar.- 
master 1781, Pa. militia, justice of the 
peace 1 791-1800, member of Pa. Senate 
1800-4, member of Congress 1810-13, 
capt. of Dragoons in U. S. service for sup- 
pression of Fries' Insurrection 1799, presi- 
dential elector 1809, son of William Rod- 
man, b. May 5, 1720, d. Jan. 30, 1794, jus- 
tice of the peace, member of Pa. Assem- 
bly, son of John Rodman, b. May 14, 1697, 
d. July 13, 1756, physician, member of N. 
J. assembly, alderman. King's councillor 
N. J. 1738-56, son of John Rodman, b. 
1653, d. July 10, 1731, physician, son of 
John Rodman of Barbadoes, who d. 1686); 
son of Jehu of Berks co.. Pa., b. Jan. 22, 
1778, d. Nov. 24, 1864 (m. Sarah Glancy, 
b. 1781, d. May 10, 1857); son of Jonathan 
of Berks co., Pa., b. 1738, d. Sept. 26, 1782, 
lieut.-col. in Continental army, member of 
Pa. Assembly (m. Margaret Davis, b. Oct. 
2, 1736, d. in Sept., 1819); son of DaTid of 
Berks co.. Pa., b. in Wales 1709, d. in 
Sept., 1784, came to America in 1721, iron- 
master (m. Elizabeth Davies). 



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PAINE, CHARLES of Pittsburgh, Pa., 
b, at Haverhill, N. H., Apr. 25, 1830 
(m. May 13, 1851, Olivia Blodgett, b. Feb. 
26, 1832, dau. of William and Elizabeth 
Starkweather [Browne] Hebard of Chelsea, 
Vt.); son of George, b. at Williamstown, 
Vt., June 2, 1807, d. at Massillon, Ohio, 
Oct. 2, 1836, lawyer at Guildhall, Vt., then 
editor of Providence Journal at Prov., R. 
I., removed to Massillon and practiced law 
(m. May 12, 1829, Martha Olcott, dau. of 
Benjamin and Martha [Olcott] Porter of 
Newbury, Vt., she sister of Mills Olcott 
of Hanover, N. H., he son of Col. Asa 
Porter of Haverhill, N. H.); son of Elijah 
of Williamstown, Vt., b. at Pomfret, Conn., 
Jan. 21, 1757, d. at Williamstown Apr. 21, 
1842, U. S. senator 1795, U. S. judge of 
District Court 1801-42 (m. June 7, 1790, 
Sarah Porter of Plymouth, N. H.); son of 
Seth of Pomfret, Conn., b. Mar. 4, 1719, 
d. Feb. 24, 1792, member Conn. Legisla- 
ture several years, member of State Con- 
vention for ratification of U. S. Constitu- 
tion 1788 (m. Nov. I, 1749, Mabel Tyler); 
son of Seth of Pomfret, Conn., b. Aug. 
20, 1690, d. Jan. 18, 1772, petitioner to 
Gen. Court 1713, subscriber to United 
Library 1739, patron of the common schools, 
and of Yale Coll. (m. in 1718 Mary, dau. 
of Ebenezer and Sarah [Davis] Morris); 
son of Samuel of Rehoboth, Mass., b. 
Aug. 12, 1662, d. May 11, 1735, removed 
to Woodstock, Conn. (m. ist, Dec. 16, 
1685, Anne, granddau. of Joseph Peck, 
who came from England^ m. 2d, in 1708, 
Mrs. Abigail Frizzell); son of Stephen, b. 
in England in 1629, d. in Jan., 1677, came 
to America with his father, tanner, served 
in King Philip's war 1675; son of Stephen, 
who came from Norfolk co., England, in 
1638 and settled at Hingham, Mass., free- 
man 1639, representative 1641, removed to 
Rehoboth 1643, held offices of honor and 
trust, estate valued at ;^535, deputy 1645- 

71, d. in Aug., 1679 (m. ist, Rose , 

m. 2d, Alice Parker). 

FIELD, BENJAMIN HAZARD of New 
York city, b. at the Field Homestead, 
Yorktown, N. Y., May 2, 1814, was edu- 
cated partly at home and graduated by the 

13 



North Salem Acad., going to New York 
city in 1832 to enter the office of his uncle, 
Hickson Woolman Field, whom he suc- 
ceeded in business in 1836, admitted his 
only son as a partner in 1865, retired in 
1875, for many years he supported a high 
school in a school-house built by him on 
his property near the Homestead and has 
always taken a deep interest in educational 
matters, he built a chapel near the Home- 
stead where service has been maintained at 
his expense, he with his wife built a chapel 
for the Home for Incurables, of which he 
was an incorporator, he has been a trustee 
in the Society Library, the American Mu- 
seum of Natural History, the Bank for Sav- 
ings, the New York Dispensary, Greenwood 
Cemetery, the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, the 
Sheltering Arms, the Children's Fold, the 
Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Chil- 
dren, and a director in the Atlantic Mutual 
Insurance Co., the Fulton Bank, and nu- 
merous other associations of less import- 
ance, as well as president of the St. Nicho- 
las Society, the Home for Incurables, the 
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, the Free 
Circulating Library and the New York His- 
torical Society, while scarcely any charity 
has been started in New York to which he 
has not contributed both time and money 
(m. June 19, 1838, Catharine M. Van Cort- 
landt de Peyster, b. at the country seat of 
her father Frederick, near Striker's Bay, N. 
Y. Is.); B. H. F. was 2d son by 2d wife of 
Hazard of the Homestead, Yorktown, N. 
Y., b. there Nov. 11, 1765, d. there Feb. 5, 
1845 (m. ist, June 9, 1788, Fanny Wright, 
m. 2d, Jan. 12, 1806, Mary Bailey, b. Jan. 
12, 1806, d. Feb. 22, 1832); son of John of 
the Homestead, Yorktown, N. Y., b. there 
in 1731, d. there in 1815, was co-executor 
of his father's will, was a prominent mem- 
ber of the Society of Friends (m. June 8, 
1763, Lydia, d. Jan. 15, 1795, dau. of Wil- 
liam Hazard of Jamestown, R. I.); son of 
Anthony of Harrison's Purchase, West- 
chester CO., N. Y., b. at Flushing, L. I., 
July 28, 1698, d. at Yorktown Sept. 2, 1778 
(m. Aug. 13, 1730, Hannah, dau. of Wil- 
liam Burling of Flushing); son of Benja- 
min of Flushing, L. I., was there in 1690, 
d. there Dec. i, 1732, mentioned in the rec- 



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ords as an ancient Friend (m. ist, Nov. 30, 
1691, Hannah, b. Apr. 2, 1665, d. at Flush- 
ing Dec. 30, 1707, dau. of John Bowne of 
Flushing, m. 2d, Feb. 23, 1709, Elizabeth, 
dau. of John Feaks of Matinecock, m. 3d, 
at Flushing Apr. 13, 1727, widow Sarah 
Taylor, d. before Mar. 20, 1734, and left 
her property to her grandsons March and 
Doughty); son of Anthony of Flushing, N. 
Y., b. there about 1630, d. there before 1691, 
had lands deeded to him there by his father 
Feb. 12, 1653, signed documents in 1656-7, 
is named in patents Feb. 16, 1665, and Mar. 
23, 1685 (m. Susannah , who was liv- 
ing Nov. 30, 1691); son of Robert of Bay- 
side, Flushing, N. Y., b. at Halifax, Eng- 
land, bp. there Mar. 9, 1605, d. at Flush- 
ing, N. Y., before 1673, was of Newport, 
R. I., Aug. 23, 1638, was a patentee of 
Flushing Oct. 10, 1645 (m. ist, at Halifax, 
Eng., Nov. 23, 1624, Ruth Fairbank of 
Hipperholme, m. 2d, at Bradford, Eng., 

May 18, 1630, m. 3d, Charity , who 

was living as his widow in 1673, and by 
whom he had three children, Robert, An- 
thony and Benjamin); son of WiUiam 
Feild of Sowerby, parish of Halifax, Eng., 
in 1591, and of North Ouram in same par- 
ish in 1595, b. at Great Horton, parish of 
Bradford, d. at Halifax in July, 1619, bur- 
ied at Halifax July 24, 1619 (m. June i, 
1591, Susan, dau. of John Midgley of North 
Ouram); son of WilHam of Great Horton, 
Eng., b. there, d. there in May, 1599, bur- 
ied at Bradford May 23, 1599, obtained a 
grant of land there in 1590 from John de 
Lacy, lord of Horton; son of John Feilde 
of Horton, Eng., b. there, d. there about 
1585, supervisor of his son Thomas' will 
dated Jan. 14, 1572, juror for Horton in 
Barnard's survey 1577, had two sons, 

Thomas and William ; son of Feld 

of Horton, Eng., b. about 1470, d. there, 
had a brother and both had children; son 
of William of Bradford, b. there about 
1410, d. there about 1479 (m. Katharine 

, to whom letters of adm. were granted 

Apr. 21, 1480). Arms: Sa., a chevron be- 
tween three garbs, ar. Crest : A dexter 
arm issuing out of a cloud, fess ways, ppr., 
habited gu., holding in hand, also ppr. a 
sphere, or. The name is derived from 



field, and no doubt an indication of land 
ownership. 

T)IDLON, Rev. G. T. of Manchester, N. 
JLV H., b. at Hollis, Me., clergyman, author 
of History of the Ancient Ryedales, Riddells, 
Riddles, Ridlons and Ridleys, Burbank Gene- 
alogy, Historical Sketch of Harrison, Me., 
Rambles in Europe, etc. Lectures on Orcere- 
lian and Shetland Isles (m. Sept. 30, i860, 
Lydia E., dau. of John and Lydia [Ridlon] 
Sawyer) ; son of Samuel of Hollis, Me., 
b. there Feb. 28, 1815, d. at Saco, Me., 
Nov. 14, 1880, farmer, church clerk, tem- 
perance advocate. Free Baptist of firm con- 
victions (m. 1836 Hannah, dau. of Gideon 
and Judith [Walker] Tibbetts of Hollis, 
Me., desc. of Henry, who came from Lon- 
don, Eng., and settled at Dover, N. H., 
1635); son of Thomas of Hollis, Me., b. at 
Saco, Me., in Aug., 1780, died at Hollis in 
1874, pioneer, farmer, land surveyor. Free 
Baptist, of large stature (m. in 1804 Polly, 
dau. of Joshua and Susannah [Boston] 
Decker of Buxton, Me.); son of Thomas 
of Hollis, Me., b. at Saco 1755, d. at Hol- 
lis 1830, of very large stature, built first 
mill in Little Falls plantation, killed under 
a load of wood (m. Jan. 24, 1779, Molly 
Merrill of Salisbury, Mass.); son of Mat* 
thias of Saco and Hollis, Me., b. at York, 
Me., 1728, died at Hollis 1815, farmer, 
shoemaker, fisherman (m. Dec. 29, 1748, 
Rachel Edgecomb, desc. of Nicholas of 
Scarborough, Me.) ; son of Magnus of 
York and Saco, Me., b. at Redland, in 
Orkney Islands, 1674, d. at Saco, Me., 1772, 
pressed in British navy, settled at Saco, at 
Rendezvous Point, his house was stock- 
aded during Indian wars, he changed name 
from Redland to Redlon (m. ist, Susan- 
nah Young, m. 2d, Massie Townsend); son 
of Thomas (m. Barbara Laughton). The 
estate of Redland, in Orkney, has been 
possessed by the family since 1595, pos- 
sibly before, and is beautifully situated on 
the shore of Loch Stenness, near the Stand- 
ing Stones and the Bridge of Broghar. The 
name is derived from Rhuddlan or Redland 
Castle, near village of Rhuddlan, North 
Wales, of which the first known occupant 
was Robert de Rhuddlan. 



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MELLICK, ANDREW D., Jr., of Plain- 
field, N. J., b. in New York city 
Oct. 23, 1844, member of the bar of N. Y. 
Supreme Court, captain, quartermaster, 
major on staff of General Varian, Third 
Brig., First Div. N. G. S. N. Y., 1872-80, 
author of The Story of an Old Farm^ The 
Hessians in New Jersey, etc.; son of An- 
drew D. of Plainfield, N. J., b. in the old 
homestead at Bedminster, N. J., Apr. 7, 
1811, merchant at New Brunswick, N. J., 
till 1844, at N. Y. till 1857, trustee First 
Presbyterian Church, director Am. Exch. 
Bank, and of Nat. Fire Ins. Co. (m. June 
9, 1841, Elizabeth Dunn, b. Oct. 26, 1822, 
dau. of Simeon Ayres, desc. of Obadiah, 
who came from Newbury, Mass., to Middle- 
sex CO., N. J., 1666, and aided in founding 
Woodbridge, also dau. of Abigail Dunham, 
desc. of Edmund, who came from England 
in ship James in 1632, to Piscataqua, New 
England, removed in 1667 to N. J., and 
aided in founding Piscataway, N. J.); son 
of Daniel Melick of Bedminster, N. J., 
b. there Oct. 28, 1763, d. there July 9, 1815, 
farmer, tanner, currier (m. ist, Margaret 
Gaston, b. Mar. 17, 1768, d. Sept. 10, 1807, 
had ten children, m. 2d, in June, 1808, 
Catharine, b. Mar. 20, 1780, d. Apr. 24, 
1862, widow Othniel La Rue, dau. of Albert 
Johnston), his brother John served in the 
Continental Line, and was prisoner in one 
of the New York sugar houses ; son of 
Aaron Malik of Bedminster, N. J., b. at 
Bendorf, Germany, Oct. 17, 1725, d. at Bed- 
minster, N. J., Apr. 7,1809, farmer, tan- 
ner, currier, member of Bedminster Com. 
of Observation and Inspection at outset of 
Revolution, his brother was captain in First 
Sussex, N. J., Reg. (m. Charlotte Miller, 
b. May 14, 1734, d. Mar. 13, 1802); son of 
Johannes Moelich of Bedminster, N. J., 
b. at Bendorf, Germany, Oct. 28, 1702, 
died at Bedminster, N. J., Nov. 16, 1763, 
came to America with wife and family on 
ship Mercury, landing at Phila. May 29, 
1735. purchased 367 acres at Bedminster 
in Nov., 1751, erected 1752 a substantial 
stone house, still occupied by his descend- 
ants, built a bark mill, established an ex- 
tensive tannery, which flourished for 100 
years, was trustee and warden of Zion Luth. 



Church (m. Anna Mariah Catarina Philip- 
pine Lavina Christiane Gcrtraut Kirberger, 
b. Jan. 9, 1699, d. Oct. 17, 1763, had six 
children, two born in America). His 
nephew Gottfried Moelich also came with 
him from Germany. 

PERRY, ARTHUR LATHAM of Wil- 
liamstown, Mass., b. at Lyme, N. H., 
Feb. 27, 1830, educated at Thetford Acad., 
Vt., grad. Williams Coll. 1852 (m. Aug. 7, 
1856, Mary Brown, dau. of Dr. James and 
Lucy [Bridges] Smedley, he grandson of 
Capt. Nehemiah, an early settler of Wil- 
liamstown, she granddau. of Col. Benj. 
Simonds, a soldier in Ft. Massachusetts in 
1746, and also an early settler of Williams- 
town); son of Baxter of Lyme, N. H., b. 
at Worcester, Mass., Apr. 16, 1792, d. at 
Lyme Jan. 18, 1830, grad. Harvard Coll. 
1817, of Andover Theol. Sem. 1820, settled 
in Congregational ministry at Lyme Jan., 
1 82 1 (m. Jan. 2, 1821, Lydia Gray, grand- 
dau. of Mathew, son of Mathew, both in 
the Scotch-Irish Presbyterian immigration 
into Massachusetts Aug. 5, 1718); son by 
2d wife of Moses of Worcester, Mass.,b. 
there Mar. 19, 1768, d. there Mar. 12, 1842, 
deacon in the leading church (m. ist, Dec. 
28, 1785, Marcy Clark of the Scotch-Irish 
of Worcester, d. Oct. 15, 1786, m. 2d, Apr. 
26, 1791, Hannah Hall); son of Nathan 
of Worcester, Mass., b. at Watertown May 
2, 1718, d. at Worcester Oct. 14, 1806, treas. 
of the county for many years, patriot in 
the Revolution, deacon, bought the Perry 
farm in Worcester in 1751, still in the 
family (m. May i, 1746, Hannah Fisk, d. in 
Sept., 1813, aged ninety-four); son of 
Josiah of Worcester, Mass., b. at Water- 
town Nov. 28, 1684, d. at Worcester Sept. 
16, 1767 (m. Jan. 12, 1707, Bethiah Cutler, 
d. Oct. 9, 1735); son of John of Water- 
town, Mass., b. in London, Eng., d. at 
Watertown, Mass. (m. Dec. 12, 1667, 
Sarah Clary); son of John of Watertown, 
Mass., b. in London, Eng., in 1613, d. at 
Watertown in 1674, came to Watertown in 
i666(?) (m. in London Johanna, dau. of 
Joseph Holland). 

BANGS, EDWARD of Wareham and 
Boston, Mass., b. at Boston July 16, 



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1825, A. B. Harvard 1846, LL. B. Harvard 
1849, Suffolk bar 1851, rep. of Watertown 
in Mass. Legislature 1S65, member of Mass. 
Hist. Soc, Cape Cod Hist. Soc. (m. Sept. 25, 
1856, Anne Outram, dau. of William Gill 
and Anne Outram [Hinckley] Hodgkinson, 
she dau. of David of Boston, gt.gt.-grand- 
« son of Gov. Thomas Hinckley, also desc. 
of Rev. Seaborn Cotton and Dorothy Brad- 
street); son of Isaac of Watertown, Mass., 
b. at Harwich Oct. 10, 1787, d. at Water- 
town Mar. 2, 1846, merchant at Boston (m. 
June 24, 1823, Alicia, dau, of John and 
Sarah [Province] Le Cain of Annapolis 
Royal, N. S., she dau. of Sarah Prince, 
desc. of Elder John Prince of Hull and of 
Elder William Brewster, who came in the 
Mayfiower); son of Benjamin of Harwich, 
Mass., b. there July 24, 1758, d. there Mar. 
9, 1814, rep. from Harwich 1802 (m. Mary, 
dau. of Capt. James and Mary [Pember- 
ton] Hatch, granddau. of Dr. George Pem- 
berton of Boston, and desc. of Thomas 
Hatch); son of Benjamin of Harwich, b. 
there June 24, 1721, d. there Oct. 31, 1769 
(m. Jan. 4, 1749, Desire, dau. of John and 
Mehitable [Grey] Dillingham, desc. of Ed- 
ward of Sandwich, Mass.); son of Edward 
of Harwich, b. there Aug. 14, 1694, d. 
there June 3, 1755, rep. from Harwich 1749 
(m. Feb. 11, 1720, Sarah, dau. of Thomas 
and Sarah Clarke, grandson of Thomas, 
who came in the ship Ann)\ son of Edward 
of Harwich, b. at Eastham Sept. 30, 1665, 

d. at Harwich May 22, 1746 (m. Ruth ); 

son, by ist wife, of Jonathan of Eastham, 
b. at Plymouth in 1640, d. at Eastham 
Nov. 9, 1728, selectman, deputy to Colony 
Court 1674-88, rep. to Gen. Court 1692 (m. 
1st, July 16, 1664, Mary, dau. of Samuel 
and Thomasine [Lumpkin] Mayo, son of 
Rev. John Mayo, m. 2d, in 171 1, Sarah 

, m. 3d, Ruth Young); son of 

Edward Banges of Plymouth, b. in 1591, 
d. at Eastham in 1678, came from Chiches- 
ter, Eng., to Plymouth in ship Ann in 
July, 1623, removed to Eastham in 1644, 
town treas. 1646-65, selectman, deputy to 
Colony Court 1652 (m. ist, Lydia, dau. of 
Robert and Margaret Hickes, m. 2d, Re- 
becca ). 



PAINE, NATHANIEL of Worcester, 
Mass., b. there Aug. 6, 1832, cashier 
of the City Nat. Bank since 1857, treas. 
Amer. Antiq. Soc. since 1863, member N. 
E. Hist. Gen. Soc, Amer. Hist. Soc, pres. 
Worcester Lyceum and Nat. Hist. Assoc, 
several years, director Worcester Free Pub- 
lic Library eighteen years, member City 
Council two years, president of the Worces- 
ter Art Soc. 1887 (m. June 14, 1865, Susie 
M., dau. of Willet Bradley and Henrietta 
[Nutman] Barnes of Newark, N. J.); son 
of Gardiner of Worcester, Mass., b. there 
May 23, 1799, d. there Jan. 27, 1854 (m. 
Oct. II, 1831, Emily, b. in Oct., 1808, d. 
July 27, 1888, dau. of Eliphalet and Anne 
[Eaton] Baker of Dedham); son of Nathan- 
iel of Worcester, Mass., b. there Aug. 5, 
1759, grad. Harvard Coll. 1775, adm. to 
Wore CO. bar 1781, rep. to Gen. Court 1798- 
1800, judge of probate 1801-36, one of the 
founders of the Amer. Antiq. Soc, fellow 
of the Royal Soc. of Northern Antiq. at 
Copenhagen (m. Dec. 18, 1785, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Sheriff Gardiner and Hannah 
[Greene] Chandler); son of Timothy of 
Worcester, Mass., b. at Bristol, R. L, July 
8, 1730, d. at Worcester July 17, 1793, grad. 
Harvard Coll. 1748, clerk of Worcester Co. 
Courts 1751-74, register of probate i757-67» 
register of deeds 1761-75, special justice of 
Supreme Court 1771, of the King's Coun- 
cil 1763-8, also held many town offices (m. 
1749 Sarah, dau. of Hon. John-^and Han- 
nah [Gardiner] Chandler); son of Nathan- 
iel of Bristol, R. L, b. there Mar. 9, 1688, 
d. there 1729-30, held various town offices, 
representative five years, member Court of 
Admiralty 1723, judge Court of Common 
Pleas 1724 (m. June 25, 1713, Sarah, dau. 
of Timothy Clark of Boston); son of 
Nathaniel of Bristol, R. L, b. at Reho- 
both Oct. 18, 1661, d. at Bristol Feb. 28, 
1723, an original settler, judge of Court of 
Common Pleas 1710, judge of probate, one 
of the Council of Mass. Bay 1703-23 (m. 
Dorothy, dau. of Jonathan Rainsford of 
Boston). The progenitor in America of 
the Worcester Paines was Stephen of Great 
Ellingham, Eng., who came in 1638 and 
settled at Hingham, Mass., freeman 1639, 
held several offices, d. in Aug^., 1679. 



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SOUTHWICK, ALBERT PLYMPTON 
of Baltimore, Md., b. at Charlestown, 
Mass., May ii, 1851, educated there and 
at Boston, at college two years, at Naval 
Acad, two years, for past twelve years act- 
ively engaged in editorial and literary work; 
son of John of Charlestown, Mass.,b. there 
Nov. 5, 1804, d. at Boston Feb. 15, 1874, 
naval officer 1826-74, noted in Mexican 
war (m. Jan. 15, 1843, Louisa B., b. Sept. 
II, 1821, dau. of Luke and Mary [Abra- 
ham] Richardson, she desc. through the 
Story family from Rev. Joseph Carter, 
first minister of Woburn); son of John 
of Charlestown, Mass., b. there Aug. 29, 
1771, d. there July 12, 1855 (m. Jan. 7, 
1795, Ann Callam); son of John of Ux- 
bridge, Mass., b. Sept. 6, 1744, d. Jan. 23, 
1831 (m. Chloe A. Bartlett); son of Jona- 
than, b. in 1697, d. June 28, 1786 (m. in 
1735 Hannah Osborn); son of Daniel of 
Salem, Mass., b. Mar. 25, 1671, d. in 1732-3 

(m. in 1696 Jane ); son of Daniel of 

Salem, Mass., b. in 1637 (m. Feb. 23, 1663, 
Esher Boyce); son of Lawrence, who came 
from Lancashire, England, in 1627, re- 
turned and brought his wife Cassandra, 
son and daughter to Mass. in the May- 
flower in 1630, was admitted member of 
the church at Salem Sept. 6, 1639, d. 1660, 
was nephew of John who landed in Vir- 
ginia in 1607, d. 1642. An interesting ac- 
count of the persecution of this family is 
given in the historical extract quoted in 
the Southwick Genealogy 1881. 

PALMER, LEWIS of Concord, Pa., b. 
there Oct. 2, 1837, educated there and 
at Springdale, now Lincoln, Va., was rec- 
ognized as a minister in the Society of 
Friends in 1874, author of a genealogical 
account of John Palmer of Concord, Pa., 
1688, and his descendants (m. May 28, 
1862, Hannah H., dau. of Joseph Pancoast 
of Salem co., N. J., desc. of John, an early 
proprietary of West Jersey and signer of its 
constitution in 1674); son of Charles of 
Concord, Pa., b. there Sept. 16, 1811, d. 
there Apr. 12, 1874, a self-made man, man- 
ager of the Del. co. alms-house twelve 
years, was a director in Del. Co. Ins. Co. 
and of the First Nat. Bank of Media, Pa. 



(m. Mar. 12, 1833, Deborah Pitman, desc. 
of the Monmouth co., N. J., family); son of 
John of Concord, Pa., b. there June 16, 
1778, d. at Upper Providence, Pa., Mar. 
29, 1868, of great physical strength and 
fond of fox hunting and other sports (m. 
Nov. 18, 1801, Beulah, dau. of William Wal- 
ter of Centreville, Del., gr.-son of Good- 
win Walter, the immigrant, who settled" at 
Concord, Pa., 1686); son of John of Con- 
cord, Pa., b. there Nov. 4, 1745, d. there 
Sept. 18, 1801 (m. Apr. 26, 1769, Hannah, 
dau. of Abraham Martin, grandson of John, 
who came from Edgcot, Eng., and settled 
at Aston, Pa.) ; son by first wife, of 
Moses of Concord, Pa., b. there May 26, 
1721, d. there June 20, 1783 (m. ist, Feb. 
17, 1745, Abigail, dau. of Nicholas Newlin, 
desc. of Nicholas who came from Mount- 
melick, co. Tyrone, Ireland, m. 2d, Nov. 
22, 1752, Abigail Sharp Sharpless, widow 
of William); son of John of Concord, Pa., 
b. there about 1690, d. there in May, 1771 
(m. Apr. 9, 1714, Martha, dau. of John 
Yearsley, who came from Middlewich, Eng., 
in 1700, and settled in Thornbury, Pa.) ; 
only son of John the immigrant, b. in Eng- 
land, d. about 1742, came to Concord, Pa., 
bef. 1688 (m. Mary, dau. of Robert South- 
ery, an immigrant from Wiltshire, Eng.). 

HAMBLETON, CHALKLEY J. of 
Chicago, 111., b. in Chester co., Pa., 
Apr. I, 1829, lawyer, real estate dealer, au- 
thor of the Hambleton Genealogy (m. Oct. 
6, 1868, Emma, dau. of William H. Lan- 
der, desc. of the Landers of Maine); son 
of James of Chester co.. Pa., b. at Sole- 
bury, Pa., Apr. 21, 1791, d. in Chester co. 
Aug. 9, 1832 (m. Oct. 12, 1826, Esther, 
dau. of David Moore of New Garden, Pa., 
a desc. of Andrew, who came from co. 
Antrim, Ireland, in 1723, and settled in 
Chester co.); son of John of Chester co.. 
Pa., b. at Solebury, Pa., June 14, 1755, d. 
in Chester co. Oct. 8, 1834, quaker, pur- 
chased three hundred acres in Upper Ox- 
ford tp., Chester co., in 1795 (m. Nov. 23, 
1780, Rachel, dau. of Samuel Kester, desc. 
of Hermannus Kester, a German quaker of 
West Jersey, b. in 1703); son of Stephen 
of Solebury, Pa., b. there May 1, 1729, d. 



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there May i6, t8o6, quaker (m. in 1752 
Hannah, dau. of James Paxson, a quaker, 
who came from the parish of Bucks, Eng- 
land, and settled in Bucks co., Pa., in 
1682); son of James of Solebury, Pa., d. 
there in 1751, supposed to be an English 
quaker immigrant, is mentioned in records 
of Fall's monthly meeting, Bucks co., Pa., 
in 1713, purchased a large tract of land in 
1721, had six children, all of whom mar- 
ried (m. in 1713 Mary, dau. of Stephen 
Beakes, son of William, a prominent 
quaker, who came from parish of Bakeville, 
Somersetshire, Eng., in 1682 to Pa.) The 
name is derived from the manor of Hamble- 
ton in Buckinghamshire, Eng. 

■pOBINSON, CHARLES EDSON of 
Xv New York city, b. at Concord, N. H., 
July 23, 1836, is compiling a genealogy of 
the Robinsons, descendants of the original 
immigrants before 1700 (m. Sept. 12, i860, 
Francis M., dau. of the late Dr. Whitte- 
more of Haverhill, Mass., son of Hon. Jacob 
of Antrim, N. H., whose ancestor came to 
this country in 1630); son of Cyrus of 
Concord, N. H. , b. at Livermore, Me., Jan. 
24, 1796, d. at Concord Apr. i, 1870, held 
several town offices, rep. to Gen. Court, a 
strong temperance advocate and "free- 
soiler" (m. May 6, 181 7, Elizabeth W., 
dau. of Nathan Knowles of Chester, N. H.); 
son of Rev. Otis of Salisbury, N. H., b. 
at Attleboro, Mass., Jan. 7, 1764, d, at 
Salisbury Mar. i, 1835, enlisted in Rev. at 
age of fourteen, served four years to close 
of war, learned the blacksmith trade, 
moved to Maine with his wife in 1788, lo- 
cated at Winthrop 6 years, went into the wil- 
derness, built and owned first saw and grist- 
mill at Livermore, Me., remained there five 
years, an organizer of the first church (Bap- 
tist) there, removed to Sanford, Me., 1801, 
ordained over Baptist church there, be- 
came minister of Salisbury, N. H., Bap- 
tist church 1810, a founder and first pres. of 
the N. H. Bap. Missionary Assoc, which 
office he held for more than twenty years (m. 
Mar. 17, 1785, Hannah, dau. of Dea. Noah 
Reed of Attleboro, Mass.); son of Capt. 
Enoch of Attleboro, Mass., b. there Nov. 
4, 1736, d. there Nov. 6, 1798, captain in 



Rev. (m. Dec. 17, 1761, Mindwell Shepard); 
son of Lieut. Noah of Attleboro, Mass., 
b. at Rehoboth, Mass., Oct. 9, 1702, d. at 
Attleboro Dec. 7, 1788, farmer, lieut. in 
Rev. (m. Oct. 4, 1722, Patience, dau. of 
Dea. John Daggett of Attleboro); son of 
George of Rehoboth, Mass., b. there Feb. 
21, 1656, d. at Attleboro Sept. 30, 1724, 
farmer (m. Nov. 17, 1680, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Dea. John Guild of Dedham, Mass.); son 
of Georg-eof Rehoboth, Mass., b. abt. 1609, 
d. there Nov. 9, 1699, settled there 1643. 

DAWSON, CHARLES CARROLL of 
Lowell, Mass., b. at Nelson, N. Y., 
Feb. 4, 1833, grad. Law Dept. Mich. State 
Univ. 1866, trustee and sec'y Congress 
Spring Co., Saratoga, 1869-78, sec. J. C. 
Ayer Co., Lowell, 1879-88, author Occa- 
sional Thoughts and Fancies (poems) 1869, 
and of many later metrical contributions 
to newspapers and magazines, compiler of 
Dazvson Family Recoi-ds 1874 (m. May 21, 
1856, Jeannetie M. Simonson, five chil- 
dren, of whom Howard grad. Swarthmore 
Coll. 1878, res. Boston, Mass., Arthur 
Coleman, B. L., Swathmore 1881, prof, 
modern languages, Beloit, 1884-6, Lake 
Forest Univ., 111., 1886-8; m. 2d, Dec. 16, 
1886, Katharine A. Daniels, A. B. Elmira 
Coll. 1885) ; youngest son of Timothy 
John, b. at Southington, Conn., Aug. 13, 
1788, d. at Cazenovia, N. Y., Mar. 2, 1843 
(m. Feb. 8, 1813, Ruhamah Roberts, Wind- 
sor, Conn.), farmer and innkeeper; son of 
Timothy of E. Haven, Conn., b. 1743, d. 
1828 (m. Jan. 2, 1772, Anna Holt, m. 2d, 
1777, Abigail Winston, m. 3d, 1818, Lucina 
Marsh), farmer. Rev. soldier; son of John, 
Jr., of E. Haven, b. abt. 1719, d. May 19, 
1787 (m. abt. 1741, Mary Moulthrop), farmer 
and mariner; son of John of E. Haven, b. 
1677, d. abt. 1737, farmer (m. July i, 1708, 
Sarah Chedsey, m. 2d, 1715, Mary Lud- 
dington, mother of all his children); son of 
Robert, b. abt. 1648, farmer, received 
grant of land at Foxon's, E. Haven, 1683, 
probably from Yorkshire, England (m. ist 

, m. 2d, abt. 1683, wid. Hannah 

Russell). The above-named Charles Car- 
roll Dawson descended, through his mother, 
from Oliver Roberts, a soldier of the Rev., 



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whose mother, Mary AUyn, was dau. of ' 
Capt. Pelatiah Allyn of Hartford, and gr. 
dau. of Hon. Col. Matthew Allyn, many 
years one of the Council and judge of the 
Sup. Court for the Col. of Conn., and 
whose wife was gr. dau. of Hon. Henry 
Wolcott ; Col. Matthew, a son of Capt. 
Thomas Allyn and w. Abigail, dau. of 
Rev. John Wareham; gr. son of Hon. Mat- 
thew Allyn, prom, in the early history of 
Windsor and Hartford. C. C. D. also de- 
scended, through his grandmother Abigail 
Winston, from Sergt. John Winston, com- 
missary for CO. of New Haven 1690-1704, 
and from Thomas Gregson, agent for 
New Haven colony, sent to England for 
colonial patent, and lost at sea 1647; also, 
through Abigail Winston, as well as 
through his gt. gr. mother Mary Moulthrop, 
and so in two distinct lines, descended 
from William Tuttle, b. 1609, d. 1673, 
prom, in the early history of New Haven ; 
also through the same Abigail Winston, 
descended from Sergt. Joshua Hotchkiss, 
sheriff of New Haven county 1695-1722. 
See Dawson Family Records, etc. 

BACKUS, Rev. JONATHAN TRUM- 
BULL, D.D., LL.D., of Schenectady, 
N. Y., b. at Albany, N. Y., Jan. 27, 1809, 
grad. Columbia Coll. 1827, Princeton 
Theol. Sem. 1830, spent one year at An- 
dover Theol. Sem., six months at Yale 
Theol., settled at Schenectady Dec. 6, 
1832, as pastor of First Presb. Ch., con- 
tinued forty years, then resigned, served on 
various committees of Gen. Assem. of Presb. 
Ch., moderator 1870, presiding over reunion 
Gen. Assem. at Phila. in that year, trustee 
Union Coll. many years, and a warm friend 
of Dr. Nott (m. Apr. 30, 1835, Anne, 
youngest dau. of Chancellor Reuben Hyde 
Walworth, of Royal descent through her 
gt. gr. mother, Jerusha Tracy, who was a 
twenty-first gt. gr. child of King Ethelred) 
has two sons and four daughters, sons: i. 
Rev. Clarence Walworth Backus, b. Apr. 20, 
1846, grad. Union Coll. 1870, Princeton 
Theol. Sem. 1873, settled at Victor. N. Y., 
over Presb. Ch., it, James j^^^ar^ Backus, 
b. Sept. 20, 1853, grad. Union Coll. 1874, 
lawyer, located at New York city; and 



Rev. JOHN CHESTER BACKUS, D.D., 
LL.D., his only brother, b. Sept. 3, 1810, d. 
Apr. 8, 1884, grad. Yale Coll. 1830, Prince- 
ton Theol. Sem. 1832, forty years pastor 
First Presb. Ch. at Bait., moderator of Gen. 
Assem., trustee and director of Princeton 
Coll. 1861 and Theol. Sem., left no sons but 
one daughter; sons of Eleazer Fitch of 
Albany, N. Y., and Phila., Pa., b. at Nor- 
wich, Conn., Jan. 13, 1770, d. at Phila. 
Jan. 22, 1859, founder of the law publish- 
ing house purchased by W. C. Little at 
Albany (m. June 8, 1807, Elizabeth, dau. 
of Col. John Chester of Wethersfield, 
Conn., of Royal descent, being fourteenth 
gt. gr. dau. of Edward HI, and twenty- 
second gt. gr. dau. of William the Con- 
queror, also fourteenth cousin of Queen 
Victoria, through their common ancestors, 
Ralph Neville and Joan de Beaufort, 
through Rev. James Pierrepont, one of the 
founders of Yale Coll., she was desc. from 
the progenitor of the Earls of Kingston- 
upon-Hull); son of Ebenezer, Jr., whose 
sister Eunice m. the second Gov. Trum- 
bull, and was mother of Mrs. Silliman of 
New Haven, and Mrs. Daniel Wadsworth 
of Hartford (m. Elizabeth, dau. of Col. 
Eleazer and Amy [Bowen] Fitch, and 
fourth gt. gr. dau. of Gov. William Brad- 
ford of the Mayjlower); son, by 2d. m., of 
Ebenezer, b. Mar. 30, 1712, d. 1768 (m. 
ist, Abigail, sister of first Gov. Trumbull, 
m. 2d, Eunice, dau. of Col. Thos. Dyer); 
son of Joseph of Norwich, b. Sept. 6, 1669, 
rep. at Gen. Court forty years (m. Apr. 9, 
1690, Elizabeth, dau. of first Dea. Simon 
Huntington); son of WilHam, Jr. of Nor- 
wich, rep. at Gen. Court many years (m. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Lt. Wm. Pratt); son of 
William, who came from England in the 
Rainbow 1637, was one of the original pro- 
prietors of Norwich, Conn., in 1660 (m. 
Sarah, dau. of Rev. John Chodes of Bran- 
ford). The name was originally spelled 
Bockius, and pronounced in New England 
Beckus. 

"pOBERTSON, ROBERT STODDART 
A\) of Fort Wayne, Ind., b. at North 
Argyle, N. Y., Apr. 16, 1839, entered Co. 
I, Ninety-third N. Y. Vols. 1861, pro- 



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moted to second and first lieut., brevetted 
captain U. S. Vols., and major and col. 
N. Y. Vols., twice wounded in action, 
lawyer by profession, located at Ft. Wayne 
in 1866, was U. S. commissioner, register in 
bankruptcy, trustee Indiana Univ., lieut.- 
gov. of Ind. 1887-8 (m. July 19, 1865, Eliza- 
beth H. Miller, granddau. of Alexander 
Robertson of Fort Miller, N. Y., a native 
of Blair Athol, Scotland, whose son, Alex- 
ander, was member of General Assembly 
from Albany, N. Y.); son of Nicholas of 
North Argyle, N. Y., b. there May 12, 
1803, elder in U. P. Church many years, 
postmaster, justice of the peace (m. May 
27, 1831, Martha H., dau. of Robert and 
Anne [Hume] Stoddart, she dau. of James 
and Martha [Remsen] Hume of Hemp- 
stead, L. I., he, James, an officer in British 
army stationed on Long Island, who after 
the Rev. settled there, she, Martha, was 
dau. of Isaac Remsen and Lamatie Polhe- 
mus, members of the older Dutch families 
of L. I.); son of Robert of North Argyle, 
N. Y., b. at Touchie Mill, Kinross-shire, 
Scotland, Oct., 1755, d. at North Argyle, 
Nov. 6, 1840, came to America in 1793 (m. 
1796 Isabel, dau. of Nicholas and Jane 
[Renwick] Mills, who was related to James 
Renwick, martyr to the covenant, and she, 
Isabel, was a close friend of Sir Walter 
Scott) ; son of David of Touchie Mill, 
Scotland, b. there Oct. 28, 1711, d. there 
abt. 1796 (m. Dec. 28, 1733, Christian, dau. 
of John Brown of Craigow Miln, of an 
ancient Scottish family); son of James of 
Kinross-shire, Scotland, b. there in 1679, 
d. there Feb. 11, 1753, heir to "town lands" 
and miln of Touchie, June 8, 1717 (m. abt. 
1710 Margaret Niving) ; son of David of 
Touchie, Scotland, b. there, d. there 1717, 
obtained a charter for the " town lands " and 
miln of Touchie, Apr. 2, 1681, was the 
first Robertson "laird of Touchie" (m. abt. 
1660 Beatrice Whyte). 

PERRY, HEXT McCALL, M. D., of 
Phila., Pa., b. at Greenville, S. C, 
June, 1851, studied at Furman Univ., ap- 
pointed United States assessor 1869, grad. 
Jefferson Medical College 1872, resident 
physician Philadelphia Hospital 1872-1874, 



surgeon Presbyterian Hospital, physician 
to Children's Home and to Home for Old 
Ladies, surgeon Phila. City Troop Cavalry, 
medical examiner Am. Legion of Honor, 
lecturer on medical out-door relief of Phila. 
charity; third son of ex-Gov. Benjamin 
F. of Greenville, S. C, b. at Pendleton, S. 
C, in Nov., 1805, d. at Greenville in Dec, 
1886, adm. to bar 1827, editor of The 
Mountaineer 1832, delegate to Union conv. 
1832, elected to State Legislature 1836, 
State senator 1844, provisional gov. 1865-6, 
U. S. senator elect 1867, del. to Phila. conv. 
1867, rep. in nat. dem. conv. 1868, delegate 
to St. Louis conv. 1876, built one of the 
handsomest residences in the State (m. in 
Apr., 1837, Elizabeth, dau. of Hext Mc- 
Call, and niece of Robt. Y. Hayne of 
Charleston, S. C); son of Benjamin of 
Oconee, S. C, b. at Sherborn, Mass., Sept. 
15, 1761, d. at Oconee in 1840 (m. a dau. 
of Lieut. Jno. Foster of Va., who was an 
officer in the regular Am. army); son of 
Moses of Sherborn, Mass., b. there July 
28, 1719, d. there Mar. 18, 1809 (m. ist, 
Feb. 17, 1742, Deborah Ivery of Framing- 
ham, Mass., m. 2d, Susanna Child of New- 
ton, Mass., d. Nov. 11, 1806); son of Na- 
thaniel of Medfield, Mass., b. there May 
18, 1671, d. at Sherborn in Sept., 1756 (m. 
Abigail Mason); son of John of Medfield, 
Mass., b. Sept. 7, 1639, probably settled there 
before 1665, was of Sherborn in 1674, had a 
house lot there 1679, selectman 1692-3, will 
proved June i, 1713 (m. May 23, 1665, 
Bethia, dau. of Daniel Morse, b. Jan. 24, 
1648, d. June 3, 1717); son of John, who 
came from England in ship Lion in 1632 to 
Roxbury, Mass., freeman Mar. 4, 1633, 
buried Sept. 21, 1642, had six children, 
three of whom survived him, 

NORTHRUP, ANSEL JUDD of Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., b. in Smithfield, N. Y., 
June 30, 1833, grad. Hamilton Coll. 1858, 
attended Columbia Law Sch., came to Syra- 
cuse 1859, U. S. Circuit Court Commr. 
since 1870, elected county judge 1882, re- 
nominated in 1888, no nomination against 
him, author Camps and Tramps in the Adi- 
rondacks and Grayling Fishing in Northern 
Michigan, Siasconset Cottage Life, compiling 



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2iNorthrup Genealogy {m. Nov. 24, 1863, Eliza 
S., eldest dau. of Thomas Brockway and 
Ursula Ann [Elliott] Fitch of Syracuse, 
and sister of Hon. Charles E. Fitch, re- 
gent of the Univ. of N. Y., and editor of 
the Rochester Democrat, her mother's 
brother, Charles Loring Elliott, was a well- 
known American artist); son of Rensselaer 
of Smithfield, N. Y., b. at Tyringham, 
Mass., Aug. ID, 1804, d. at Canastota, N. 
Y., Aug. 8, 1874, farmer, had nine children, 
among them Milton Harlow Northrup, b. 
Apr. 3, 1841, grad. Ham. Coll. i860, editor 
Syracuse Daily Courier, postmaster, Wil- 
liam Perry Northrup, b. Jan. 11, 185 1, 
grad. Ham. Coll. 1872, Coll. Physicians 
and Surgeons, N. Y., 1878, physician in N. 
Y. city (m. Oct. 3, 1832, Clarissa, dau. of 
Ansel and Electa [Jones] Judd of Pompey, 
N. Y., desc. of Dea, Thomas Judd, who 
came from England in 1633-4, and settled 
at Cambridge, Mass., and later at Farm- 
ington, Connecticut); son of Amos of 
Tyringham, Mass., b. there Apr. 14, 1765, 
d. at Smithfield, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1835, an 
early settler of Madison co., N. Y., farmer 
(m. Mar. 10, 1796, Betsey, only dau. of 
Tristram Stedman, who d. Nov. 3, 1841, 
aged ninety); son of AlUOS of Tyringham, 
Mass., b. at Ridgefield, Conn., in 1730, d. at 
Tyringham Feb. 9, 1810, removed from 
Ridgefield to Dutchess co., N. Y., later to 
a farm on Hop Creek, Tyringham, farmer 
(m. 1758 Mrs. Hannah [Calkins] Hatch); 
son of Moses of Ridgefield, Conn., b. about 
1690, purchased, with others, lands of the 
Indians in Ridgefield, Conn., Mar. 18, 
I7I5> again Nov. 22, 1721, again July 4, 
1727, was a land-owner in Dutchess co., N. 
Y., Aug. 28, 1740 (m. before 1721 Abigail 
Cornell and had sons Moses, Amos, Joseph, 
Benjamin, Cornell). 

&REENE, DAVID MAXSON, director, 
etc., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
of Troy, N. Y., civil engineer, b. at Bruns- 
wick, N. Y., July 8,* 1832, educated at 
Adams, N. Y., grad. C. E. of Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N. Y. 1851, 
officer of engineers U. S. Navy 1861-9, 
director Troy Nat. Bank, Troy Citizens' 
Steamboat Co., col. of engineers N. G., S. 

14 



N. Y., com'r N. Y. S. Survey, general en- 
gineering practice 1869-79, deputy eng. N. 
Y. S. canals 1874-8, general consulting en- 
gineer 1879 to date (m. Jan. 31, 1855, 
Maria N., dau. of Judge Calvin and Mary 
[Bronson] Skinner of Adams, N. Y.); son 
of Joseph Langford of Adams, N. Y., b. 
at Berlin, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1808, d. at Adams 
Apr. 6, 1886, farmer, retired in 1872 (m. 
1831 Susannah, youngest dau. of David 
and Sarah [Greenman] Maxson of Peters- 
burgh, N. Y., desc. of Rev. John Maxson, 
the first white child b. in R. I., and Edward 
Greenman, the first clerk of the Gen. 
Court of R. I.); son of Thomas of Berlin, 
N. Y., b. there May 19, 1775, d. there 1810, 
farmer (m. abt. 1800 Hannah, dau. of 
Thomas Rix of Berlin, N. Y.); son of 
Joseph of Warwick, R. I., b. there Feb. 
19, 1727, d. at Berlin 1822, Quaker, re- 
moved from R. I. in 1769, was the third 
white settler in Stephentown, N. Y., was 
cousin to Gen. Nathaniel Greene of Rev. 
(m. Oct. 24, 1751, Phebe, b. Apr. 26, 1734, 
dau. of John Langford of E. Greenwich, 
R. I.); son of John of Warwick, R. I., b. 
there Sept. 30, 1685, d. Dec. 8, 1757, free- 
man 1708 (m, Feb. 16, 1709, Mary Increase 
Allen of Dartmouth, Mass.); son of James 
of Warwick, R. I., b. at Salisbury, Eng., 
1626, bap. June 21, 1626, d. at Warwick, 
R. I., Apr. 27, 1698, freeman 1655 (m. ist, 
Deliverance, dau. of Robert Potter of 
Warwick, m. 2d, Aug. 3, 1665, Elizabeth, 
dau. of John Anthony of Portsmouth, R. 
I., who came from England in 1634, and 
was the founder of the Anthony family of 
New England); son of John of Warwick, 
R. I., b. in Eng. Feb. 9, 1596, d. between 
Dec. 6, 1658, and Jan. 7, 1659, surgeon, 
came to America in ship James with his 
family June 5, 1635, an organizer of the 
colony of R. I., was associated with Roger 
Williams at Providence until 1642, when 
with eleven others purchased from the In- 
dians the land which is now the towns of 
Warwick and Coventry, R. I. (m. ist, Nov. 
4, 1619, Joanna Tattersall, d. 1643, ra. 2d, 

Alice Daniels, m. 3d, Phillippa of 

London, d. Mar. 11, 1687); son of Richard ; 
son of Richard; son of Robert, Esq., all 
of Gillingham, Eng. 



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THWING, WALTER ELIOT of Rox- 
bury, Mass., b. there Apr. 27, 1848, 
grad. Roxbury Latin Sch,, author Thwing 
Genealogy, compiling Liver?nore Genealogy, 
went on a trip round the world in 1870, life 
member of N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc, resident 
memb. Bostonian Soc; son of Supply 
Clap of Roxbury, Mass., b. at Boston 
Oct. 27, 1798, d. at Roxbury June 4, 1877, 
a leading Boston merchant (m. June 30, 
1847, Anne Shapley Haven, granddau. of 
Judge Edward St. Loe Livermore, and of 
Rev. Dr. Samuel Haven of Portsmouth, 
N. H.); son of Samuel of Boston, b. there 
Jan. 19, 1769, d. there Aug. 4, 1810, memb. 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co., baker 
(m. Nov. 19, 1795, Sarah, dau. of Benjamin 
Homans, son of Thomas of Ramsgate, 
Eng.); son of James of Boston, b. there 
Apr. 15, 1733, d. there Dec. 11, 1789, baker 
(m. Mar. 15, 1757, Martha Clap, desc. of 
Roger, one of the first commanders of the 
Castle in Boston Harbor); son of Nathan- 
iel of Boston, b. there Aug. 17, 1703, d. 
there Apr. 18, 1768, baker, memb. Ancient 
and Honorable Artillery Co. in 1736, lieut. 
in a reg. in Boston in 1743, served as major 
and capt. of Third Co. of Eighth Mass. 
Reg. against Louisburg, lieut. -col. of a 
provincial reg., an officer of First Church 
in Boston, selectman 1764 (m. 1727 Joanna, 
dau. of Thomas and Lydia Davis); son of 
John of Boston, b. there Oct. 16, 1670, 
shipwright, sailmaker (m. Aug. 14, 1692, 
Martha Drew); son of John of Boston, b. 
there Nov. 21, 1644, d. there Sept. 6, 1690, 
seaman (m. there Jan. 6, 1669, Mary, dau. 
of Henry Messinger); son of Benjamin of 
Boston, Mass., b. in England about 1619, d. 
at Boston about 1672, joiner, came to 
America, as an apprentice of Ralph Hud- 
son, in the ship Susan and Ellen in 1635, 
and was the first of the name in America 

(m. Deborah ). Name derived from 

the Danish Twinge, to subdue. 

HUBBARD, Dr. THEODORE, Jr., of 
Chicago, 111., b. at Putney, Vt., Oct. 
19, 1803, d. at Chicago Feb. i, 1873, a pub- 
lic official of DuPage co.. 111., a pioneer 
settler of Chicago May 21, 1836 (m. Nov. 
25, 1828, Anne Ward Ballou b Dec. 29, 



1809); son of Theodore of Putney and 
Hartford, Vt., b. at Keene, N. H., Oct. 25, 
1774, d. at Hartford, Vt., Feb. 15, 1814 (m. 
in July, 1793, Dorothy Willson, b. July 27, 
1773. d. July 16, 1840); son of Peter, Jr., 
of Braintree, Mass., Keene, N. H., and 
Putney, Vt., b. Nov. 3, 1742, d. at Putney 
May 19, 1809, ensign in New Hampshire 
line of Revolutionary army (m. Susanna 
Clark at Keene, b. 1740, d. Dec. 24, 1824); 
son of Peter of Braintree, Mass., b. there 
Apr. 3, 1709, d. near Fort William Henry, N. 
Y., in service in the French and Indian war, 
Sept. 5, 1756 (m. Desire Copeland, b. Oct. 
22, 1715); son of Benjamin of Braintree, 
b. there Apr. 13, 1677, d. there Sept. 18, 
1718, field driver 1712, constable 1716 (m. 
there Apr. 5, 1699, Susanna Newcomb, b. 
June 22, 1675, d. Dec. 23, 1725, granddau. 
of Francis and Rachel Newcomb who ar- 
rived in the ship Planter at Boston in 1635); 
son of Caleb of Hingham and Braintree, 
Mass., b. at Wymondham, Eng., about 
1628, d. at Braintree Sept. 4, 1711, select- 
man, deputy to Gen. Court of Mass. 1694 
(m. ist, Jan. 20, 1658, Elizabeth Church, 
m. 2d, Mary Eliot, niece of John, the Indian 
Apostle, m. 3d, Jan. 15, 1675, widow Eliza- 
beth Faxon); son of Thomas, b. at Hing- 
ham, Eng., d. at Hingham, Mass., Aug. 18, 

1689 (m. Jane ); son of Edmund of 

Hingham, Eng., and Charleston and Hing- 
ham, Mass., b. about 1570 at Hingham, Eng., 
d. at Hingham, Mass., Mar. 8, 1646, arrived 
at Charlestown, Mass., in May, 1633, ad- 
mitted to church Aug. 19, 1633, freeman 
Sept. 3, 1634, high constable at Charles- 
town Mar. 3, 1634, removed to Hingham 
1635, deputy to Gen. Court 1639-42. 

LEIGHTON, GEORGE F. B. of Nor- 
folk, Va., b. at Eliot, Me., July 21, 
1816, fruit grower, pres. Norfolk Horti- 
cultural and Pomological Soc. twenty-two 
years, Virg. vice-pres. Am. Pomological 
Soc. sixteen years, Virg. vice-pres. Amer. 
Horticultural Soc. four years, discoverer of 
cause of pear blight (m. Aug. 29, 1849, 
Emily H., dau. Col. Joseph Glidden of New 
Castle, Me.); son of Samuel of Alfred, Me., 
b. at Eliot, Me. , May 25, 1771, d. at Alfred in 
Oct., 1848, appointed ensign by John Han- 



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cock 1792, promoted to brig, -gen. 1813, 
justice of the peace forty years (m. in Dec, 
1799, Frances Usher, dau. of William Par- 
sons of Alfred, Me., merchant, justice of 
the peace); son of Samuel of Eliot, Me., 
b. there Mar. 16, 1740, d. there Feb. 27, 
1802, a man of wealth, had four commis- 
sions as captain and one as major, was 
senior capt. in Col. Francis' reg. at Dor- 
chester Heights, was at battle of Bunker 
Hill (m. in Oct., 1767, Abigail, dau. of 
Hon. John Frost, desc. of Nicholas Frost, 
who came from Tiverton, Eng., and settled 
at Kittery 1632); son of John of Kittery, 
now Eliot, Me., b. there May 27, 1699, 
d. there Apr. 13, 1768, merchant, appointed 
lieut. of Horse Troops in 1744 (m. Dec. 
19, 1726, Mary, dau. of Maj. John Hill of 
Berwick); son of John of Kittery, Me., 
b. there in 1661, d. there Nov. 10, 1724, 
served as ensign in Indian war, appointed 
captain in 1704, a leading citizen, modera- 
tor five years, sheriff of York co. 1717 (m. 
June 13, 1686, Oner, dau. of Tobias Lang- 
don, aunt of Hon. Woodbury Langdon, of 
Congress 1779, governor of N. H.); son of 
William of Kittery, Me., b. in England 
about 1625, d. at Kittery 1666, ship master, 
captain, came to America and settled at 
Kittery, owned land there in 1659 i"^- 1656 
Katharine, dau. of Nicholas Frost). 

LEIGHTON, GEORGE E. of St. Louis, 
Mo., b. at Cambridge, Mass., lawyer, 
colonel of volunteers in Rebellion, pres. of 
governing board of Washington Univ., St. 
Louis, pres. of Missouri Hist. Soc, pres. 
of St. Louis Commercial Club (m. Oct. 21, 
1862, Isabella, dau. of Hon. Hudson E. 
Bridge, a leading merchant and manufac- 
turer of St. Louis); son of Eliot of Cam 
bridge, Mass., b. at Eliot, Me., June 20, 
1802, d. at Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1868, 
merchant, removed to Cincinnati (m. Mar. 
23, 1831, Elizabeth A. Nason, b. Mar. 23, 
1810, d. April 19, 1883, dau. of John of 
Eliot, desc. of Richard, one of the signers 
of the submission to Massachusetts in 1652); 
son of William of Kittery, Me., b. there 
April 29, 1751, d. there Dec. 22, 1811, land- 
holder, farmer, mill-owner, active in town 
affairs (m. Jan. 5, 1778, Miriam Fernald, 



granddau. Capt. Andrew Pepperell, the 
brother of Sir William); son of William of 
Kittery, Me., b. there Sept. 17, 1723, d. 
there June 11, 1795, deacon for twenty- 
eight )'ears, active in town affairs during 
the Revolution, sheriff, a large landholder, 
merchant, ship-owner, in West India trade 
and with European ports (m. ist, Nov. 19, 
1747, Katherine, dau. of Rev. John Rogers, 
m. 2d, Aug. 6, 1750, Mary, dau. of Capt. 
Jonathan Bane of York, Me.); son of Wil- 
liam of Kittery, Me., b. there Sept. 17, 
1696, d. there Aug. 20, 1749, merchant, 
ship-owner, selectman 1728-35, and 1741-2 
(m. in Nov., 1720, Sarah, dau. of Major 
John Hill of Berwick, Me., commander of 
Fort Mary, which he built, grandson of 
Peter Hill, who came from Plymouth, 
Eng., to Winter Harbor, Me., in 1633); 
son of John of Kittery, Me., b. there in 
May, 1661, d. there Nov. 10, 1724, ensign 
in the Indian wars, commissioned captain 
in 1704, selectman 1697-1720, moderator 
1715-20, rep. to Gen. Court 1704-14, 
sheriff of York co. 1717-24, the first court 
held in Maine was held in his house, the 
largest in the town (m. June 13, 1686, Oner, 
dau. of Tobias Langdon, granddau. of 
Androse Gibbons, an original settler of 
Portsmouth 1624) ; son of William of 
Kittery, Me., b. in England in 1625, d. 
at Kittery in 1666, came to America and 
settled at Kittery in 1650 (m. in 1656 
Katherine, dau. of Nicholas Frost, sister of 
Maj. Charles Frost, commander of Maine 
militia 1670). 

p EDFIELD, WILLIAM COX of Brook- 
Xt lyn, N. Y., b. at Albany, N. Y., June 
18, 1858, manufacturer of drop forgings 
(m. Apr. 8, 1885, Elise Mercein, dau. of 
Humphrey R. and Isabella [Mercein] Fuller 
of Hebron, Conn., desc. of Edward Fuller 
of the Mayflozver) ; son of Charles B. of 
Albany, N. Y., b. at Cromwell, Conn., Nov. 
18, 1818, steamboat proprietor, director of 
Merchants' Nat. Bank and of Commerce 
Ins. Co., removed to Pittsfield, Mass., in 
1867, d. Sept. 29, 1876 (m. July 8, 1847, 
Mary A., dau. of Benjamin L. and Julia 
[Hooff] Wallace of Alexandria, Va., he b. 
in Scotland in 1797) ; son of William C. 



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of New York city, b. at Middletown, Conn., 
Mar. 26, 1789, d. at N. Y., Feb. 12, 1857, 
moved to N. Y. in 1824, organized a line 
of steamboats and barges, made improve- 
ments in boilers, hulls and paddlewheels, 
was an advocate, as early as 1828, for a rail- 
road to the Mississippi, M. A. from Yale 
Coll. 1839, first pres. of Amer. Asso. for 
Adv. of Science 1843, an original director 
of the Hudson River R. R., later he inves- 
tigated the laws of storms, discovering their 
combined rotary and progressive motion 
(m. Oct. 15, 1814, Abigail Wilcox) ; son of 
Peleg of Middletown, Conn., b. there 
Jan. 22, 1762, d. there Sept. 10, 1802, 
served on an American privateer in the 
Revolution, captured by the British, es- 
caped on Long Island, became a sailor (m. 
in 1788 Elizabeth Pratt, desc. of John, an 
early settler of Hartford); son of William 
of Guilford, Conn., b. at Killingworth, 
Conn., Dec. 5, 1727, d. at Middletown, 
Conn., in July, 1813, commissary to Conn, 
battalions in Rev. (m. Jan. 8, 1755, Eliza- 
beth Starr, desc. of Dr. Comfort Starr of 
England, 1635); son of Theophilus of Kil- 
lingworth, Conn., b. at Saybrook, Conn., in 
1682, d. at Killingworth Feb. 14, 1759, 
active in town affairs (m. Dec. 24, 1706, 
Priscilla Greenel or Grinnell, desc. Mat- 
thew of Portsmouth, R. I., 1638); son of 
James of Saybrook, Conn., b. i646(?), d. 
at Fairfield, Conn., before 1723, seaman 
(m. in May, 1669, Elizabeth How, grand- 
dau. of Edward, early settler of Lynn, 
Mass.); son of William Redfin, Redfen or 
Redfyne, afterward Redfield, who settled 
on farms on Charles river near Boston, 
Mass., as early as 1639, moved to New 
London, Conn., before 1653, d. there 1662. 

THOMPSON, ABIJAH of Winchester, 
Mass., b. at Woburn July 29, 1827, 
pres. Winchester Hist, and Gen. Society 
(m. Apr. 27, 1848, Maria Stearns Swan); and 
STEPHEN, b. Oct. 8, 1835 (m. ist, Sept., 
i860, Emma Norcross, m. 2d, Sept. 11, 
1866, Sarah F. Snow); sons of Dea. Ben- 
jamin F. of N. Woburn, Mass., b. there 
Jan. 18, 1799, d. July 30, 1863, director 
Woburn Bank 1853-63, held various town 
and church offices (m. Apr. i, 1823, Hannah 



Walker); son, by first m., of Major Abijah 
of Woburn, b. there Oct. 24, 1768, d. there 
Oct. 27, 1820, captain of the old West Co. of 
Woburn militia (m. ist, July i, 1790, Lydia 
Mead, m. 2d, widow Lydia [Jaquith] Brad- 
ford) ; son, by second m., of Abijah of 
Woburn, b. there Apr. 11, 1739, d. Jan. 11, 
1811, served in old French war 1758, adj. 
in Revolution, hotel keeper, deputy sheriff, 
selectman (m. ist, Dec. 13, 1759, Esther 
Snow, m. 2d, 1762, Abigail Wyman, m. 3d, 
widow Sarah [Stanley] Burtt) ; son of 
Samuel of Woburn, b. there Sept. 8, 1705, 
d. May 13, 1748, lumber merchant (m. Dec. 
31, 1730, Ruth Wright); son of Jonathan 
of Woburn, b. Sept. 28, 1663, d. 1748, 
tythingman, committeeman to Gen. Court 
1728 (m. Frances Whitmore); son of Jona- 
than of Woburn, b. in Eng., d. at Woburn 
Oct. 20, 1691, first town school teacher 
there, constable, sexton (m. Nov. 28, 1655, 
Susannah Blodgett) ; son of Janies of 
Woburn, Mass., b. in Eng. 1593, d. at 
Woburn 1682, came to America in 1630, 
one of the first settlers of Charlestown, 
Mass., adm. to church there 1633, freeman 
1633, settled at Woburn 1642, selectman 

(m. ist, Elizabeth , m. 2d, widow 

Susannah Blodgett). 

LARNED, JOSEPHUS NELSON of 
Buffalo, N. Y., b. at Chatham, Ont., 
May II, 1836, supt. Buffalo Library, has 
three children : Mary, b. July 10, 1863, 
Sherwood Johnston, b. July 28, 1867, and 
Anne Murray, b. Aug. 16, 1872 (m. Apr. 
29, 1861, Frances Ann Kemble, dau. of 
Hon. Walter McCrea, judge of Algoma 
dist., Ont., and Anne Murray of Ireland); 
son of Henry Sherwood of Buffalo, N. 
Y., b. near Canandaigua, N. Y., Dec. 2, 
1807, d. at Cleveland, O., May 24, 1867 
(m. Feb. 3, 1835, Mary Ann Nelson of 
Vt.); son of Silvanus of Talbot, Can., b. 
at Thompson, Conn., Feb. 14, 1780, d. at 
Tecumseh, Mich., in Jan., 1847 (m. Cyn- 
thia Holmes); son of Benjamin of Thomp- 
son, Conn., b. there Feb. 25, 1754, d. at 
Canandaigua, N. Y., Oct. ii(?), 1815 (m. abt. 
1775 Lydia, dau. of Zebedee Clemens of 
Johnston, R. L); son of Samnel of Thomp- 
son, Conn., b. at Sutton, Conn., Dec. 28, 



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1718, d. at Killingly, Conn., Feb. 5, 1770, 
lieut. in Israel Putnam's reg. in French 
and Indian war (m. Dec. 29, 1741, Rachel, 
dau. of Henry and Judith Green of Kill- 
ingly); son of William of Killingly, b. 
at Sherborn Feb. 12, 1688, d. at Killingly 
June II, 1747 (m. Nov. 24, 1715, Hannah 
Bryant); son of Isaac, b. at Chelmsford 
Sept. 16, 1655, d. Sept. 15, 1737; son of 
Isaac, b. in Bermondsey, Surre)% Eng.,Feb. 
25, 1623, d. at Chelmsford, Mass., Nov. 27, 
1657; son of William, b. abt. 1590, came to 
America abt. 1630, d. at Woburn, Conn., 
Mar. I, 1646. 

FARWELL, WILLIAM W. of Chicago, 
111., b. at Morrisville, N. Y., Jan. 5, 
1817, grad. Hamilton Coll. 1837, adm. to 
bar 1841, settled at Chicago 1854, judge of 
Circuit Court of Cook co. 1870-9, prof, in 
Union College of Law of Chicago 1880 to 
date (m. Mary, dau. of Otis P. and Elvira 
[Gates] Granger, he desc. thro' Thaddeus, 
Robert, Robert, Thomas, from Launcelot 
Granger, who d. at Suffield, Conn., in 1689); 
son of John of Morrisville, N. Y., b. at 
Mansfield, Conn., Oct. 5, 1786, d. at Morris- 
ville Dec. 18, 1867, removed to Morrisville 
in 1815, tavern keeper and farmer, post- 
master 1841-9 (m. Dec. 12, 1808, Almira, 
dau. of Amariah and Molly [Jennings] 
Williams, he son of William and Experi- 
ence Williams); son of Thomas of Mans- 
field, Conn., b. there June 17, 1751, d. there 
May I, 1831 (m. Apr. 26, 1781, Hannah, 
dau. of Calvin Topliff) ; son of John of 
Mansfield, Conn., b. at Medford, Mass., 
June 23, 1711, d. at Mansfield Oct. 7, 1756 
(m. June 7, 1739, Dorothy, dau. of Thomas 
and Dorothy [Kidder] Baldwin) ; son of 
Isaac of Medford, Mass., d. at Mansfield 
June 28, 1753 (m. 1705 Elizabeth, dau. of 
Jonathan and Dorothy [Kidder] Hyde) ; 
son of Joseph of Chelmsford, Mass., b. at 
Concord, Mass., Feb. 20, 1642, d. at Dun- 
stable Dec. 31, 1722 (m. Dec. 25, 1666, 
Hannah, dau. of Isaac and Mary [Stearns] 
Learned , the son of William); son of Henry, 
who settled at Concord, Mass., about 1635, 
freeman abt. 1639, removed to Chelmsford 
about 1654, d. there Aug. i, 1670 (m. Olive 
• , d. Mar. i, 1691-2). It is believed 



that he came from Bishop's Hill, near 
Taunton, Eng., and that he was son of 
John and Dorothy ; son of George and 
Mary ; son of George and Phillippa ; son 
of Simon and Dorothy; son of Simon and 
Julia, who came from Yorkshire about 
1500, where the ancestors had lived from 
an early period. 

PAINE, ROYAL of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. 
at Prov. , R. I., July 2, 1806, grad. 
Brown Univ. 1827, was civil engineer on 
Western R. R. of Mass., and Michigan 
Southern R. R., and engaged in mercantile 
business (m. May 14, 1838, Elizabeth, b. 
Apr. 25, 1813, d. Jan. 3, 1886, dau. of 
Truman and Sally [Wadsworth] McLean of 
Hartford); son of Royal of Providence, 
R. I., b. at Woodstock, Conn., May 8, 
1778, d. at Prov. July 2, 1816, wholesale 
grocer (m. July 2, 1805, Anna, dau. of 
Samuel and Sarah [Melville] Vinson of 
Newport, R. I.); son of Amos of Wood- 
stock, Conn., b. there Oct. 24, 1736, d. there 
Oct. 25, 1790, an active business farmer, 
served in French war, and in Revolution 
(m. July 12, 1764, Priscilla, dau. of Dea. 
Daniel and Priscilla W. [Morse] Lyon) ; 
son of Daniel of Woodstock, Conn., b. at 
Rehoboth, Mass., Feb. 22, 1702, d. at 
Woodstock June 22, 1795, farmer, surveyor 
(m. 1729 Leah Smith of Barrington, R. L); 
son of Samuel of Woodstock, Conn., b. 
at Rehoboth, Mass., Aug. 12, 1662, d. at 
Woodstock May 11, 1735, a large land- 
owner, an early settler of Woodstock (m. 
ist, Dec. 16, 1685, Anna, dau. of Dea. 
Samuel and Sarah [Hunt] Peck, m. 2d, 
1708, widow Abigail [Bartholomew] Fris- 
sell); son of Stephen of Rehoboth, Mass., 
b. in Norfolk co., Eng., 1629, d. at Reho- 
both in Jan., 1677, tanner, large land- 
owner, served in Phillip's war (m. Nov. 3, 
1652, Anne Chickering); son of Stephen 
of Rehoboth, Mass., b. in Eng., d. at Re- 
hoboth in Aug., 1679, miller, came from 
Norfolk CO., Eng., in ship Diligent in 1638, 
and settled at Rehoboth, delegate to Gen. 
Court with others, bought of the Indians 
the land which is now Attleborough, Mass. 

BOLTON, HENRY CARRINGTON of 
New York city, b. there Jan. 28 



no 



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1843, grad. Columbia Coll. 1862, Ph.D., 
from Univ. of Gottingen 1866, instr. Sch. 
of Mines Columbia Coll. 1872-7, prof, of 
chemistry Trinity Coll. 1877-87,860. Amer. 
Assoc, for Adv. of Science 1878-9, was cor. 
sec. N. Y. Acad. Sciences, contributor to, 
and editor of, chemical lit., author of sev- 
eral bibliographies, of a work on folk lore, 
etc.; son of Jacksoii of N, Y., b. at Phila. 
Mar. 31, 1814, d. at Berlin, Germany, Feb. 
16, 1866, a practicing physician of high 
reputation, was vice-pres. N. Y. Acad, of 
Medicine (m. Oct. 5, 1841, Anna Hinman, 
dau. of Elisha North, M.D., of New Lon- 
don, Conn.); son of Curtis of New York 
city, b. at Chestertown, Md., Jan. 10,1783, 
d. at N. Y. Feb. 6, 1851, successful ship- 
ping merchant, one of the three founders 
of the Amer. Institute, treas. N. Y. Inst, 
for Blind, director Inst, of Deaf and 
Dumb (m. 1807 Ann, dau. of Robert Bol- 
ton of Savannah); son of John of Chester- 
town, Md., b. at Phila. June 20, 1726, d. 
at Chestertown Mar. 2, 1784, commissary 
for Kent co , Md. (m. Dec. 29, 1771, Eleanor 
Dougherty); son of Robert of Phila., b. in 
Wales, Yorkshire, July 26, 1688, d. at 
Phila. June 23, 1742, removed there 1718, 
merchant, warden in Christ Church (m. 
Feb. 19, 1721, Ann, widow of Robert Clay 
of Sheffield, Yorkshire, dau. of Winlock 
Curtis of Kent co., Del.); son of John of 
Wales, Yorkshire, b. at Brookhouse, bap. 
Mar. 6, 1658, d. abt. 1693, was last tenant 
at will of Brookhouse estate which had 

been in the family 200 years (m. Ann , 

d. 1714); son of John of Brookhouse, gov. 
of free gram. sch. 1662, clerk of Blackburn 
1658, d. 1688; son of Gyles of Brookhouse, 
gov. of free grammar sch. 1625-44, d. 1641; 
son of Adam, b. 1547; son of Richard of 
Blackburn; son of Adam ; son of Robert; 
son of Robert de Bolton, said to descend 
from the Saxon earls of Murcia. 

NORTH, WILLIAM FRANKLIN of 
Austin, Texas, b. at Austin, Texas; 
son of William Franklin of Austin, 
Texas, born at New Orleans, Louisiana, 
May 3, 1846, was educated in Europe, grad. 
Columbia Coll. Law Sch. 1868 (m. in Jan., 
1871, Mary E. Stake of Washington, D. 



C); son of Harvey of New Orleans, La., 
b. at Goshen, Conn., Aug. 26, 1810, d. at 
Austin, Tex., May 26, 1881, a successful 
merchant, retired in middle life, lived 
many years abroad, where his children were 
educated (m. June 8, 1841, Athalie Adam 
of New Orleans, of French descent); son 
of Elisha of Goshen, Conn., b. there Jan. 
8, 1771, d. at New London, Conn., Dec. 
29, 1843, physician, of repute throughout 
Conn., established first eye infirmary in 
America, introduced vaccine matter into N. 
Y. city, author of a treatise on Spotted 
Fever, author of Outlines of the Science of 
Life, and of other works (m. Dec. 22, 1797, 
Hannah, dau. of Fisk Beach of Goshen, 
Conn., son of Adna, son of John, from 
Wallingford) ; son of Joseph of Goshen, 
Conn., b. there in 1736, d. there Aug. 7, 
1806, a physician and surgeon of esteem, 
three of his sons were of same profession 
(m. 1770 Lucy Cowles of Farmington, 
Conn., d. at Cornwall, Conn., Jan. 29, 
1829, aged eighty-two); son of Joseph of 
Goshen, Conn., b. at Avon, Conn., 1693, 
d. at Goshen 1781, farm.er (m. 1734 widow 
Martha [Denny] Smith); son of Thomas 
of Avon, Conn., b. at Farmington, Conn., 
1650, d. 1712, a pioneer of Northington, 
now Avon, Conn., served in Indian wars 
(m. Hannah, dau. of Thomas Newell); son 
of John, b. 1615, d. 1691, came from Eng- 
land in 1635, bought land in Farmington, 
Conn., 1653, had six sons and three 
daughters, and was the progenitor of nearly 
all of the name in America. 

VAN NEST, GEORGE WILLETT of 
New York city, b. there, A. B. and 
LL. B. from Harvard Univ., lawyer, co- 
editor of Seventh Edition of Sedgwick on 
the Measure of Damages; eldest son of 
Abraham Rynier of New York, b. there 
Feb. 16, 1823, A. B. and D. D. from Rut- 
gers Coll., author Life of George Bethune^ 
D. D. (m. in Sept., 1851, Margaret, dau. of 
Dr. Marinus and Caroline [Bronson] Wil- 
lett, he descended through Col. Marinus, 
Edward and Samuel, from Thomas Wil- 
lett, first mayor of New York, she, Caro- 
line, desc. through Isaac, Isaac, Isaac, 
Isaac and Serj. Isaac from John Bronson, 



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Ill 



who came to America in 1636); son of 
Georg'e of New York city, b. at Somerville, 
N. J., in 1798, d. in 1824 (m. Phoebe, b. 
Jan. 31, 1801, d. June 23, 1853, dau. of 
Abraham and Margaret [Field] Van Nest 
of New York city, he b. May 8, 1777, d. 
Sept. 14, 1864, son of George, b. Aug. 27, 
1736); son of Rynier of Somerville, N. J., 
b. there Oct. 12, 1771 (m. Nov. 20, 1794, 
Anna Brokaw); son of George of Somer- 
ville, N. J., b. there Aug. 27, 1736, d. Nov. 
22, 1821 (m. Dec. 28, 1762, Cataline Wil- 
liamson, b. Feb. 4, 1740, d. Jan. 21, 1810); 
son, by 2d m., of Peter of Somerville, N. 

J., b. 1700, d. Oct., 1795 (m. ist, 

Beekman and had two sons, Peter and 
Henry, m. 2d, Margaret Jeromisen, d. 
1771); son of George of Raritan or Somer- 
ville, N. J., b. in 1660 (m. Maria Van 
Angelen); son of Peter Pieterse, who 
came from Holland in 1647 to Brooklyn 
(m. Judith, b. July 5, 1635, dau. of Jose 
Rapalje). 

SAVARY, ALFRED WILLIAM of 
Digby, N. S., b. at Plymton, N. S., 
Oct. 10, 1831, grad. B. A. King's Coll. 1854, 
M. A. 1857, adm. attorney 1857, inspector 
of Digby county, N. S., schools 1867-70, 
member first Canadian Parliament 1867-74, 
Queen's Counsel 1872, judge of County 
Courts of district 7 of Nova Scotia 1876 to 
date (m. Feb. 20, 1877, Elizabeth Crook- 
shank, d. Oct. 8, 1887, dau. of Henry P. 
Otty, son of Allan, who was a retired cap- 
tain of the royal navy, by wife Elizabeth, 
dau. of Andrew, son of Geo. Crookshank, 
a New Jersey loyalist of Scotch birth, and 
dau. of Hetty Howe, a desc. of Abraham 
Howe who came to Watertown, Mass., be- 
fore 1638); son of Sabine of Plymton, N. 
S., b. in Digby co., N. S., Mar. 20, 1788, 
d. at Plymton May i, 1878 (m. about 1820 
Olivia, dau. of Samuel Marshall, a loyalist 
from N. Y. and leading public man at Yar- 
mouth, N. S.); son of Nathan Savery of 
Wareham, Mass., b. at Rochester, Mass., 
1748, d. in Digby CO., N. S., 1826 (m. 2d, 
at Digby May 28, 1785, Didamia, dau. of 
Jeremiah Sabin, desc. in fifth gen. from 
William of Rehoboth, Mass., in 1643, and 
dau. of Susannah Lavallee); son of Uriah 



of Rochester, Mass., b. Apr. 30, 1708 (m. 
Sept. 3, 1738, Deborah, dan. of Isaac and 
Mary [Perry] Bumpus of Rochester, Mass., 
probably desc. from Edward Bom passe, 
who came in the ship Fortune in 1621, 
and of Norman-English descent); son of 
Thomas of Agawam, Mass., b. Oct. 3, 
1681, d. there abt. 1731, an early proprie- 
tor there (m. Dec. 14, 1705, Esther San- 
derson, prob. dau. of Henry of Sand- 
wich, Mass.); son of Samuel of Rochester, 
Mass., b. at Plymouth June 4, 1651; son 
of Thomas Savory of Plymouth, Mass., ac- 
companied Howland on his expedition to 
Kennebec river 1634, and long under-mar- 
shal of Colonial Court. He and Anthony, 
his father or brother, came probably from 
near Hanington, Wiltshire, England, where 
the name occurs as early as the reign of 
Henry III. Name derived from old Norse 
or German saba, sword, and rih, rule. 

BAKER, HENRY A. of Montville,Conn., 
b. there Oct. 29, 1823, farmer and 
school teacher in early life, judge of Pro- 
bate Court 1859-61 and 1867 to date, town 
clerk 1864 to date, now compiling a History 
of Montville with genealogies of its families 
(m. May 18, 1846, Hannah Fox, b. Dec. 28, 
1823, dau. of Joseph and Mercy [Newberry] 
Scholfield, woolen manuf., son of John and 
Hannah [Fox] Scholfield, who came from 
England in 1793 and settled at Byfield, 
Mass., where he built the first wool card- 
ing machine made in the U. S., afterward 
removed to Montville); son of OHver of 
Montville, Conn., b. there Dec. 29, 1776, 
d. there Dec. 13, 1844, farmer and house 
builder (m. Oct. 23, 1802, Amy, b. June 25, 
1782, dau. of Nathaniel and Amy [Gardner] 
Otis, he desc. in sixth gen. from John Otis, 
who came from England in 1635 and set- 
tled at Hingham, Mass.); son of Joshua 
of Montville, Conn., b. at New London 
Aug. 13, 1730, d. at Montville Mar. 17, 
1777, farmer and carpenter (m. about 1757 
Abigail, b. 1735, dau. of Pelitiah and Sarah 
[Harris] Bliss, grandson of Thomas, who 
d. at Norwich in 1700, aged eighty years); 
son of Joshua of New London, Conn., b. 
there May 3, 1706, d. there abt. 1770, farmer, 
held several town offices, active in society 



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aflfairs (m. abt. 1729 Phebe, b. abt. 1700, 
dau. of John and Mary [Tonge] Wickwire); 
son of Joshua of New London, Conn., b. 
there Jan. 5, 1677, d. there abt. 1740 (m. 
Mar. 27, 1705, Marion, dau. of Stephen 
Hurlbut, she m. 2d, May 8, 1754, John 
Vibber of New London); son of Joshua 
of New London, Conn., b. at Boston Apr. 
30, 1642, d. at New London Dec. 27, 1717, 
removed to New London abt. 1670, settled 
on a large tract purchased from the Mohe- 
gan Indians in 1700, which remained in the 
family for six generations (m. Sept. 13, 
1674, Hannah, b. July 20, 1654, dau. of 
George Tonge, widow of Tristram Mintern 
of New London); son of Alex.ander of 
Boston, Mass , b. in London, Eng., abt. 
1667, d. at Boston, came with wife and two 
children in ship Elizabeth and Ann in 1635 
and settled at Boston, was a rope maker 
(m. abt. 1632 Elizabeth ). 

POWERS, CHARLES EDWARD of 
Boston, Mass., b. at Townsend, Mass., 
May 9, 1834, grad. Harvard Univ. 1856, 
and of Law School 1858, lawyer; son of 
Charles of Townsend, Mass., b. at Pepper- 
ell Sept. 6, 1809, d. at Townsend Oct. 7, 
1856 (m. July 10, 1833, Sarah Brooks); son 
of William of Pepperell, Mass., b. Hollis 
Dec. 28, 1771, d. at Milford, N. H., in 1833 
(m. in 1797 Parmelia, dau. of Josiah and 
Dolly Wright of Pepperell); son of Stephen 
of Hollis, N. H., b. there Oct. 28, 1729, d. 
there July 15, 1775 (m. July 5, 1757, Lucy 
Cummings); son of Capt. Peter of Hollis, 
N. H., b. at Littleton, Mass., in 1707, d. at 
Dunstable, Mass., Aug. 27, 1757 (m. 1728 
Anna Keyes); son of Daniel of Littleton, 
Mass., b. there May 10, 1669, d. there (m. 
1st, Apr. 8, 1702, Elizabeth Whitcomb, m. 
2d, Martha Bates); son of Walter Power, 
b. in Essex, England, 1639, d. at Littleton 
Feb. 22, 1708 (m. Mar. 11, 1661, Trial, dau. 
of Dea. Ralph and Thanks Shepard of 
Maiden). 

WHEELER, RICHARD A. of Ston- 
ington, Conn., b. there Jan. 29, 
1817, reared on the old homestead, justice 
of the peace, selectman and assessor 1846- 
50, representative to Conn. Gen. Assembly 



1851, high sheriff 1860-72, judge of probate 
1864-86, notary public twenty years, pres. 
of Groton Monument Assoc, three years, 
author of History of the First Congregational 
Church of Stonington, also of Historical 
Sketch of the Thj'ee First Congregational 
Churches of New London Co., Conn., also 
a History of the Town of Stonington pub- 
lished in the History of New London Co. 
(m. ist, Jan. 12, 1843, Frances M. Avery, 
d. Sept. 3, 1855, a direct desc. of Elder 
William Brewster of the Mayflower, m. 2d, 
Nov. 5, 1856, Lucy A. Noyes, a desc, of 
John Holland of the Mayflower) ; son of 
Richard of Stonington, b. May i, 1769, 
d. Feb. 7, 1847 (m. May 23, 1811, Mary, 
dau. of. Charles and Hannah [Stanton] 
Hewett, son of Israel and Anna [Breed] 
Hewett, son of Benjamin and Mary [Fan- 
ning] Hewett, son of Thomas and Hannah 
[Palmer] Hewett of Hingham, Mass., 1656, 
and lost at sea 1661); son of Richard of 
Stonington, b. there July 16, 1739, d. there 
Aug. 30, 1799 (m. Dec. 24, 1761, Silence, 
dau. of Silas and Hannah [Gore] Burrows, 
son of John and Mary [Hubbard] Burrows, 
son of John and Mary [Culver] Burrows, 
son of Robert and Mary [Ireland] Burrows 
of Wethersfield, Conn.); son of Jonathan 
of Stonington, b. Feb. 7, 1708, d. Oct. 
8, 1790 (m. March i, 1732, Esther, dau. 
of William and Mercy [Gallup] Denison, 
son of William and Sarah S. [Prentiss] 
Denison, son of George and Ann [Boro- 
del] Denison, son of William and Mar- 
garet Denison of Roxbury, Mass.) ; son 
of Richard, b. Mar. 10, 1677, d. Apr. 12, 
1712 (m. Dec, 12, 1702, Prudence, dau. of 
John and Bathsheba [Tileston] Payson, son 
of Edward and Mary [Elliot] Payson of 
Roxbury, she, Mary, sister of the apostle 
John Elliot); son of Isaac, b. 1646, d. 
June 5, 1712 (m. Jan. 10, 1667, Martha, 
dau. of Thomas and Dorothy [Thompson] 
Park, son of Robert and Martha [Chaplin] 
Park, who came in 1630 to Roxbury); son 
of Thomas of Stonington, Conn., b. 1602; 
d. Mar, 6, 1686, came to America in 1635, 
settled at Lynn, Mass,, removed to Ston- 
ington, Conn,, 1664, then known as South- 
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EDGERTON, JOHN LEFFINGWELL 
of Pawlet, Vt., b. there Dec. 2, 1795, 
d. at Milwaukee July 3, 1870, a volunteer 
in war of 1812, had four children, the 
eldest son, Dr. IVt/h'am IV., was a volun- 
teer in the war of the Rebellion and the 
eldest child Ha^Tiet Augusta, who m. Mar. 
29, 1854, Jesse Eugene Tenney, and is now 
librarian of Mich. State Library, succeeding 
her husband in 1869, she was educated at 
Franklin Acad., Vt., with her husband 
taught school in Calhoun county, Mich., 
until 1859, then removed to Lansing, is 
rec. sec. of Mich. Pioneer and Hist. Soc. 
since organization 1874, member of Nat. 
Lib. Assoc, since organization, cor. mem. 
Chicago Hist. Soc, pres. Lansing Soldiers' 
Aid. Soc. 1861-6, pres. Lansing Woman's 
Soldiers' Monument Assoc, since organi- 
zation 1873, dept. counselor 1886, dept. 
treas., 1887, of Woman's Relief Corps of 
Mich., was pres. Lansing Woman's Lit. 
Club (J. L. E. above m. Feb. 4, 1832, Delia, 
b. May 27, 1812, d. Feb. 29, 1868, dau. of 
Silas and Irena [Scovil] Doud of New 
Haven, Vt.); son of Capt. Jedediah of 
Pawlet, Vt., b. at Norwich, Conn., Aug. 
28, 1759, d. in western N. Y. 1848, cap- 
tain in Revolution (m. ist, Lucy Curtis, b. 
Aug. 27, 1760, d. abt. 1803, leaving nine 
children, m. 2d, widow of Enos Clark of 
Middletown, Vt.); son of Simeon of Nor- 
wich, Conn., b. there 1731, d. at Pawlet, 
Vt., 1809, served in Revolution (m. Nov. 
23, 1758, Abiah, dau. of Capt. John and 
Hannah [Denison] Hough of Norwich); 
son of Capt. Benjamin of Norwich, Conn., 
sea captain, lost at sea (m. Susannah Gris- 
wold); son of Joseph (m. Elizabeth Has- 
kins); son of Richard, b. at Norwich, d. 
1729 (m. Jan. 4, 1692, Elizabeth Scudder, 
d. 1762); son of Richard of Norwich, 
Conn., b. in England, d. at Norwich in 
Mar., 1692, one of the thirty-five original 
proprietors of Norwich 1659, had four sons 
and five daughters (m. Apr. 8, 1653, Mary 
Sylvester). 

PUTNAM, EBEN of Boston, Mass., b. 
at Salem, Mass., Oct. 10, 1868, com- 
piling the Putnam Genealogy, member 
New England Hist, and Gen. Society; 

15 



son of Frederick Ward of Cambridge, 
Mass., b. at Salem, Mass., Apr. 16, 1839, 
Peabody prof, of arch, and ethnol. at 
Harvard Univ., curator Peabody Museum, 
pres. Boston Soc. of Nat. Hist., member 
of all the principal scientific societies of U. 
S. and Europe (m. ist, June i, 1864, 
Adelaide Martha, b. Dec. 29, 1838, d. Mar. 
10, 1879, dau. of William Murray Edmands, 
desc. of Walter of Concord 1639, m. 
2d, Esther Orne, dau. of John L. Clarke 
of Chicago); son of Ebenezer of Salem, 
Mass., b. there Sept. 6, 1797, d. there 
Apr. 3, 1876, Harvard Coll. 1815, active 
in political affairs, postmaster (m. Sept. 
25, 1827, Elizabeth Ward Appleton, gt.-gr.- 
dau. of Rev. Nath. Appleton of Cam- 
bridge); son of Ebenezer of Salem, Mass., 
b. there 1768, d. there Feb. 25, 1826, Har- 
vard Coll. 1785, merchant (m. ist, Sarah 
Fiske 1791, m. 2d, Nov. 13, 1796, her sis- 
ter Elizabeth, daughters of Gen. John 
Fiske, son of Rev. Samuel); son of Eben- 
ezer of Dan vers, Mass.,b. there, bap. Oct. 
20, 1717, d. at Salem Aug. 12, 1788, Har- 
vard Coll. 1739, physician, brother of Judge 
James Putnam of Worcester (m. Oct. 28, 
1764, Margaret, dau. of John Scollay, for- 
merly Schelle, of Scotland and Salem); 
son of James of Danvers, Mass., b. there 
1689, d. there 1764, lieut., deacon, etc. (m. 
1715 Ruth, dau. of Col. John Hathorne, 
son of Hon. William Hathorne); second 
son of James of Danvers, Mass., b. Sept. 

4, 1661, d. 1727, farmer (m. Sarah ); 

second son of John of Salem, bap. at 
Aston, Eng., Mar. 27, 1627, d. at Salem 
Apr. 7, 1710, served in Narragansett fight, 
captain of troopers, rep. to Gen. Court, of 
large landed property (m. Sept. 3, 1652, 
Rebecca Prince, stepdau. of John Gedney 
of Salem); third son of John of Salem, 
Mass., b. in Eng. 1582, d. Dec. 30, 1662, 
came from Aston Abbotts, Eng., with his 
wife Priscilla, and settled in Salem 1640, 
freeman 1647. Name formerly spelled Put- 
tenham. Arms: Ar. crusily fitchee, sa., a 
stork of the last. 

QLOCUM, CHARLES ELIHU of Defi- 
k5 ance, Ohio, b. at Northville, N. Y., 
Dec. 30, 1841, grad. in chemistry Univ. of 



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Mich., M. D. Coll. Phys. and Surgeons, N. 
Y. city, Ph. D. Univ. of Penn., physician, 
pres. Merchants' Nat. Bank of Defiance, 
director Defiance Nat. Bank, author of The 
SlocumSy Slocumbs and Slocombs of Amefica 
1882, member Acad, of Nat. Sciences of 
Phila., of Am. Assoc, for Adv. of Science, 
Am. Soc. of Microscopists, N. W. Ohio 
Med. Assoc, Ohio Med. Soc, Am, Med. 
Assoc. ; seventh son of Caleb W. of North- 
ville, N. Y., b. there Oct. 22, 1797, d. there 
July 14, 1864, manufacturer, farmer, mer- 
chant, deacon, magistrate (m. Nov. 26, 1818, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Jeremiah and Elizabeth 
[Bentley] Bass, son of Jeremiah and Han- 
nah [Whitney] Barr of Conn.); second son 
of Joseph of Northville, N. Y., b. at Dart- 
mouth, Mass., Jan. 30, 1766, d. Oct. 8, 
1815, pioneer of Northville, farmer, had 
flour mill, magistrate (m. Elizabeth, dau. 
of Caleb and Elizabeth [Stillman] Wright 
of Cambridge, N. Y.); first son of Eleazer 
of Northville, N. Y., b. at Dartmouth, 
Mass., May 15, 1744, d. 1826, pioneer of 
Northville, farmer (m. Mar. 14, 1765, An- 
stace Viall); second son of John of Dart- 
mouth, Mass., b. Aug. 4, 1717, yeoman, 
merchant (m. Deborah, dau. of John and 
Deborah Almy); first son of Eliezer of 
Dartmouth, Mass., b. Jan. 20, 1694, d. 1738, 
yeoman, merchant (m. Deborah Smith); 
first son of Eliezer of Dartmouth, Mass., 
b. at Portsmouth, R. I., Dec. 25, 1664, d. 
1727, a first proprietor of Dartmouth, yeo- 
man (m. Elephel Fitzgerald); seventh son 
of Giles of Portsmouth, R. I., b. in Eng- 
land, d. 1682, settled at Portsmouth abt. 
1638, possessed large land estates there 

and in New Jersey (m. Joan ); son 

of Anthony Slocombe, b. near Taunton(?), 
Eng., a first purchaser of land in Taunton 
1637, an original settler of Dartmouth (m. 

Harvey). Name derived from a growth 

of the Sloe in one of the Combes of south- 
western England. 

YAIL, HENRY HOBART of Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, b. at Pomfret, Vt., grad. 
Middlebury Coll. i860, served with One 
Hundred and Thirty-first Regt., Ohio Vol. 
Inf. in Civil war, removed to Cincinnati 
1866, publisher (m. Oct. 10, 1867, Minerva 



Elizabeth, dau. of Dr. Sylvester M. and 
Catharine [Miles] Hewitt, he major of 
Thirty-second Ohio Vol. Inf. and later as 
surgeon in Civil war); son of Joshua of 
Pomfret, Vt., b. there Feb. 10, 1804, d. 
there Dec 30, 1871, farmer, member Ver- 
mont Legislature 1849, 1851, a leading citi- 
zen of Pomfret (m. June i, 1836, Harriet, 
dau. of Jonas and Betsey [Russel] Warren, 
son of Oliver Warren, who served in Col. 
Woodbridge's and Col. Nathan Tyler's regi- 
ments in Revolution, son of Thomas and 
Rebecca [Chase] Warren, she dau. of Joseph 
Chase); son of Capt. Augustus of Pomfret, 
Vt., b. at Oyster Ponds, now Orient, N. 
Y., Sept. 6, 1767, d. at Pomfret, his brother 
Samuel was the first newspaper publisher 
in Louisville (m, 1796 Lavinia Leonard, 
desc. of Solomon of Duxbury 1637, a first 
proprietor of Bridge water); son of Thomas 
of Pomfret, Vt., b. at Southold, N. Y., Aug. 
18, 1734, d. at Pomfret Oct., 1806, lieut. in 
French and Indian war, sergeant under 
Gen. Prideaux in 1759, lieut. in Second N 
Y. Reg. under Amherst and was at capture 
of Ft. Lewis, bought farm in Pomfret in 
1772, still held by descendants (m. Apr. 
12, 1759, Hannah, dau. of Richard and 
Hannah Brown of Oyster Ponds, now Ori- 
ent, N. Y., and of English descent); son of 
Jeremiah of Orient, N. Y., b. there in 
1709, d. there Oct. 13, 1748 (m. Apr. 6, 
1732, Elizabeth, dau. of Judge Joshua 
Youngs, desc. of Rev. John Youngs, the 
first minister of Southold); son of Jere- 
miah of Southold, N. Y., b. there abt. 
1670, d. before 1730; son of Jeremiah of 
Southold, b. at Salem, Mass., in Dec, 1649, 
d. Nov. 28, 1726, blacksmith; son by first 
m. of Jeremiah of Salem, Mass., b. in 
England, d. abt. 1686, came to Salem in 1644, 
afterward was farmer for Lieut. Gardiner 
on his island (m. 2d, Mary Paine, widow). 
Resided and died at Southold, L. I. 

HARRIS, GEORGE H. of Rochester, 
N. Y., b. at Greece, N. Y., Dec. 29, 
1843, author of pioneer and Indian history 
(m. Mar. 7, 1872, Julia E., dau. of Dr. Jesse 
and Dorcas [Mead] Hughes), brother of 
Albert M. of Detroit, Mich., and Chauncey 
L. of Butte, Montana; sons of Daniel E. 



AMERICAN ANCESTRY. 



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of Rochester, N. Y., b. at Springfield, N. 
Y., Aug. 12, i8t2, d. at Rochester Jan. 14, 
1875, a pioneer of Rochester (m. July 20, 
1836, Fidelia, b. Feb. 21, 1814, dau. of 
Samuel Strickland, gt. grandson of Earl 
Strickland and Lady Stuart) ; son of 
Daniel of Rochester, N. Y., b. at Lebanon, 
Conn., Oct. 10, 1771, d. at Rochester Aug. 
ID, 1853, served in war of 1812, a pioneer 
of Rochester in 1814 (m. Aug. 23, 1798, 
Amanda, b. at W. Springfield, Mass., Aug. 
29, 1778, d. at Rochester Dec. 20, 1862, 
dau. of Jacob and Lucretia [Ely] Miller); 
son of Asa of Lebanon, Conn., b. at Say- 
brook, Conn., May 21, 1737, d. at Pittsfield, 
Mass., served in the Revolution (m. July 
23, 1761, Faith McCall, b. Feb. 12, 1737) ; 
son of Asa of Saybrook, Conn., b. at Pres- 
ton, Conn., Nov. 27, 1709, d. at Saybrook, 
Conn.; son of Asa of Preston, Conn., b. 
at Boston, Mass., Nov. 10, 1680, d. at 
Preston Aug. 20, 1715, was a younger 
brother of Lieut. James Harris of New 
London co., Conn., who was an adopted 
member and counselor of the ancient 
Mohegan nation (m. Mar. 17, 1709, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Samuel Rogers of New Lon- 
don, Conn.) ; son of James of Boston, 
Mass., b. at Boston 1640, d. at New Lon- 
don 1715, removed there 1690 (m. 1666 
Sarah Dennison). Name derived from the 
possessive of Harry, as Harry's, or of the 
family of Harrys, meaning the son of 
Henry. 

aOWEY, JOHN FRANKLIN of Olym- 
pia, W. T., b. at Lewisburg, Ohio, 
Dec. 7, 1846, educated at Ohio Wesleyan 
Univ., adm. to bar May 10, 1869, memb. 
Ohio Legislature 1873-5, pros. atty. Cham- 
paign CO., Ohio, 1876-80, register U. S. 
land office at Olympia 1882-6, memb. W. 
T. Legislature 1887-8, pres. First Nat. 
Bank of Olympia 1888 (m. ist, Apr. 25, 
1867, Clara, dau. of George and Rachel 
McDonald of Woodstock, Ohio, and has 
one son, Frank McDonald Gowey, b. Jan. 
4, 1869, m. 2d, Nov. 3, i886, Georgiana, 
b. at Lowell, Mass., Sept. 23, 1852, dau. of 
Dearborn and Olive B. [James] Stevens); 
son of Hartland D. of North Lewisburg, 
Ohio, b. at Nelson, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1821, 



mayor of Lewisburg over twenty years, act- 
ive in astronomical and meteorological re- 
searches (m. Feb. 11, 1846, Eliza Arvilla 
Willey, b. at Worthington, Ohio, Mar. 16, 
1824, d. at Lewisburg Dec. 23, 1850, dau. 
of Benj. F. and Maria Willey, desc. of 
Isaac Willey, who settled at New London, 
Conn., about 1640); sonof John of Brighton, 
Iowa, b. at Arlington, Vt., Dec. 29, 1791 
(m. Oct. 7, 1817, Fanny Judson, cousin of 
the Judsons, the missionaries) ; son of 
Solomon, b. at Lansingburgh, N. Y., d. at 
Arlington, Vt., had three brothers, Peter, 
Daniel and John, and had five children, 
Bethla, John, above, Peter, Abel and Solo- 
mon, he changed the name from Goewey 
(m. Prudence, dau. of Abel Hawley), de- 
scendants of Salomon Abelse Goewey, who 
came from Amsterdam and settled at Bea- 
verwyck about 1660. 

SOUTHER, GEORGE H. of Springfield, 
111., b. at Ipswich, Mass., 1840 (m. 
Sept. 16, 1873, Nannie E., dau. of Richard 
and Margaret [Stevenson] Latham); son of 
Timothy of Ipswich, Mass., and Alton, 
111., b. at Ipswich, Mass., Apr. 9, 1800, d. 
at Alton, 111., June 21, 1871, collector of 
customs at Ipswich, postmaster Alton (m. 
Aug. 12, 1822, Eliza P., dau. of William 
and Abigail [Parker] Greenough of Brad- 
ford, Mass., desc. of Robert of England); 
son of Timothy of Ipswich, Mass., b. at 
Haverhill, Mass., in 1769, d. in West Indies 
Nov. 4, 1804 (m, Nov. 17, 1791, Elizabeth 
Badger of the North Carolina family); son 
of Samuel of Haverhill, Mass., b. at 
Charlestown, Mass., bp. Nov. 29, 1730, d. 
at Haverhill in 1814 (m. Sept. 30, 1755, 
Mary, dau. of Timothy and Abigail [Blunt] 
Goodwin of Charlestown, Mass , desc. of 
Christopher Goodwin of Charlestown 1656); 
son of Nathaniel of Charlestown, Mass., 
b. at Boston Mar. 29, 1696, d. at Haverhill 
about 1777 (m. Aug. 11, 1721, Mary, dau. 
of Joseph and Mary [Blaney] Wood, desc. 
of Edward of Charlestown 1640); son of 
John of Boston, Mass., b. there Sept. 5, 
1660, d. there Feb. 14, 1747; second son of 
Joseph (m. at Boston Oct. 22, 1657, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Daniel Fairfield who was a 
member of Robinson's Church at Leyden), 



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WARE, WILLIAM R. of New York 
city, formerly prof, of architecture 
in the Mass. Inst, of Technology, now of 
Columbia Coll.; and EMMA FORBES 
WARE of Milton, Mass., b. at Cambridge, 
compiler of Descendants of Robert Ware of 
Dedham, and A Family Genealogical Record, 
translator of Frau Domina, was a volun- 
teer nurse in Armory Square Hospital, 
Washington, D. C, from Apr., 1864, to 
Aug., 1865; and the late Rev. JOHN F. 
W. WARE, minister of Arlington St. 
Church, Boston; children of Henry, Jr., 
of Boston and Cambridge, b. at Hingham, 
Mass., Apr. 21, 1794, d. at Framingham, 
Mass., Sept. 22, 1843, Harvard Coll. 1812, 
minister Sec. Ch., Boston, 1817-30, prof, 
pulpit eloquence Harvard Univ. (m. ist, 
1817, Elizabeth W., dau. of Dr. Benj. 
Waterhouse of Cambridge, who introduced 
vaccination into America, and his wife 
Elizabeth, gr.-dau. of Chief-Justice Peter 
Oliver, m. 2d, June 11, 1827, Mary Lovell 
Pickard, gr.-dau. of James Lovell, M. C); 
first son of Henry of Cambridge, b. at 
Sherburne Apr. i, 1764, d. at Cambridge 
July 12, 1845, Harv. Coll. 1785, minister at 
Hingham 1787-1805, Hollis prof. Harv. 
Univ. (m. Mar. 31, 1789, Mary, dau. of 
Rev. Jonas and Lucy [Bowes] Clark, he 
gt.-gt.-gr.-son of Hugh Clark, she grand- 
dau. of Rev, John Hancock); fourth son of 
John of Sherburne, Mass., b. there May 
20, 1717, d. there Sept. 18, 1779 (m. June 
19, 1743, Martha, dau. of Dea. Henry 
[Solomon'', Henry*] and Elizabeth [Rand] 
Prentice of Cambridge); first son of Joseph 
of Sherburne, b. at Wrentham June 2, 1681, 
d. at Sherburne Jan. 26, 1754 (m. Jan. 5, 
1708, Hannah, dau. Eliezer [Nicholas'] and 
Dorothy Wood); third son of John of 
Wrentham, Mass., b. at Dedham Oct. 6, 
1646, d. at Wrentham Apr. 7, 1718, settled 
at Wrentham 1671, selectman 1686, com- 
mander first mil. CO. 1689-1715 (m. 2d, 
Mar. 24, 1678, Joanna, dau. of John and 
Joanna Gay, and widow of Nathaniel Whit- 
ings Jr.); first son of Robert of Dedham, 
Mass., b. in Eng., d. at Dedham Apr. 19, 
1699, an original grantee of Deerfield, 
Mass., owned much land in old Dedham. 



DENSMORE, LYMAN WILLARD of 
Hillsboro, N. H., b. at Royalton, Vt., 
Feb. 18, 1832, civil engineer and bridge 
builder, went to Nebraska 1855, to St. 
Joseph, Mo., 1859, enlisted Jan. ig, 1862, in 
Fourth Mo. Cav., adjutant Fifth Cav. Apr. 
30, 1862, to Mar. 4, 1863, when he re- 
signed, moved to Hillsboro, N. H., 1881, 
author Handbook of Hartwell Genealogy 
1887 (m. at Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 30, i866, 
Emily, b. Mar. 5, 1840, dau. of Dr. Pardon 
and Persis [Cook] Slocum, he desc. through 
Jonah, John, Eliezer, Eliezer and Giles 
from Anthony Slocum of Taunton, Mass., 
1637); son of Lyman of Hillsboro after 
1858, b. at Sharon, Vt.. Dec. 3, 1808, d. at 
Hillsboro Oct. 26, 1882, farmer, captain of 
militia in Vt. 1841-5, Meth. class leader 
1842 to death (m. Mar. 17, 1831, Olive 
Hartwell, b. May 19, 1808, desc. through 
John, John, Simon, John, Ebenezer and 
John from William of Concord 1636); son 
of Abraham Leeman of Sharon, Vt., b. 
at Lyndeborough, N. H., about 1777, d. at 
Sharon June 4, 1863, farmer (m. about 1805 
Sally Miller, whose father came from 
Bridgewater, Mass., to Pomfret.Vt., she d. 
Apr., 1864, aged about eight3'-four); son of 
Abraham of Cortland co., N. Y., b. in 
1754, d. at Royalton, Vt., Jan. 5, 1838, was 
at Bunker Hill, also at Ticonderoga against 
Burgoyne (m. Love Leeman of Alstead, N. 
H., of Scotch-Irish descent); son of Abram 
of Temple, N. H., b. Feb. 22, 1730-1, d. at 
Walpole, N. H. (m. twice); son of Thomas 
of Bedford, Mass., and Hollis, N. H., b. 
in north of Ireland, died at Hollis, was of 
Bedford in 1730, weaver, spelled his name 
Dinsmoor (m. Hannah, had children re- 
corded at Bedford 1725-36, his youngest 
son was Capt. Abel, b. 1736, d. 1803 in 
Conway, Mass.). The Dinsmores of Lon- 
donderry, N. H., who came from London- 
derry, Ireland, in 1719, are probably of 
kin. They are said to be descended from 
Achenmead near river Tweed, Scotland. 
Stratton-upon-Dunsmoor is not far off in 
Cumberland, and the name has originated 
thus. 

LEA, JAMES HENRY of Fairhaven, 
Mass., b. at Worcester, Mass., Julv 



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117 



I, 1846, educated Highland Mil. Acad, 
there, and at Union Coll., Schenectady, N. 
Y., book and publishing business at Boston 
and Phila. 1870-82, retired and removed to 
Fairhaven 1882, memb. Del. and Penn. his- 
torical and New Eng. Hist. Gen. societies, 
author Trumbull Genealogy, compiling a Lea 
and a Trtujihull Genealogy (m. at Harrison- 
burg, Va., May 12, 1873, Anna Blackwell, 
b. at Bridgewater, Va., May 4, 1852, dau. 
of Dr. William and Frances [Pannill] Wil- 
liams of Culpeper co., Va., desc. of Peere 
Williams, Esq., clerk of the Estreats temps 
Car. H), has one dau. Frances Trumbull 
Lea, b. at Wilmington Jan. 18, 1875; only 
son of Henry of Wilmington, Del., b. there 
Sept. 16, 1803, d. there Jan. 5, 1881, educ. 
Burlington, N. J., Acad., merchant at Al- 
ton, 111., retired 1865 (m. Sept. 2, 1845, 
Louisa Jane, dau. of George A. and Louisa 
[Clap] Trumbull of Worcester, Mass., re- 
lated to Gov. Jonathan Trumbull); son of 
James of Wilmington, b. there Mar. 28, 
1759, d- ^t Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 30, 1825, 
merchant, philanthropist, director Del. 
Bank, removed to Pittsburg, then to Cin- 
cinnati (m. Apr. 18, 1781, Elizabeth, dau. 
of Thomas and Hannah [Ring] Gibson of 
Chadd's Ford, Pa., desc. from the Gibsons 
of Cumberland, Eng.); son of James of 
Wilmington, b. at Darby, Pa. , Mar. 26, 1723, 
d. at Wilmington Oct. 2, 1798, merchant 
(m. June 24, 1741, Margaret, dau. of John 
and Johanna [Paschall] Marshall of Darby, 
son of John of Elton, Derbyshire, Eng., 
who came to Pa. 1686); son of Isaac of 
Wilmington, Del., b. at Gloucester, Eng., 
Jan. 15, 1698-9, d. 1765-72, farmer in Darby 
and Chester, Pa., coroner 1746-50, removed 
to Wilmington 1751 (m. Dec. 29, 1721, Sarah, 
dau. of Walter and Rebecca [Fearne] Fau- 
cet, he came from Askwith, Yorkshire, 
Eng., 1684 to Phila.); son of John of Con- 
cord, Pa., b. at Christian-Malford, Wilts., 
Eng., 1661, d. at Springfield, Pa., Dec. 27, 
1726, woolstapler, removed before 1685 to 
Ashleworth, Gloucester, Eng., became a 
Quaker minister, came to America 1699, 
had grant of land at Concord, Pa., 1701, 
removed to Springfield, Pa., before 1722 
(m. Feb. i, 1697-8, Hannah [Hopton], wid. 
of Jos. Wrbb); son of John of Christian- 



Malford, Eng., buried there Mar. 7, 1685, 
glover; son of (xeora^e of same place (m. 

Jane ), d. before Nov. 11, 1640, glover 

(m. 2d in 1636 Elizabeth Compton); son of 
Baldwyn of Calne, Wilts, b. 1541, buried 
at Marlborough, Wilts., Dec. 16, 1619 (m. 
Jan. 27, 1583, Joane Vennerstone); son 
of John of Godshill, Christian-Malford, 
Wilts., 1522-5, 1568; son of Henry; son 
of Nicholas (m. Elizabeth, dau. of John 
Wilkinge); son of John, d. 1422 (m. Agnes, 
dau. of John Wiltshier); son of John of 
Flamberdslone, Wilts., 1368-85; son of 
John of Lanford, Wilts., 1340-76; son of 
William of Lanford 1310-6; son of James 

of Lanford 1281-5 (m. Petronilla ); 

son of James of Lanford, time of Henry 
HI, who held his lands by knts. service of 
Albreda de Boterell, supposed cadet of 
fam. of Leigh of High Leigh, co. Cest. 

RICHARDS, FRANKLIN DEWEY of 
Salt Lake City, Utah, b. at Richmond, 
Mass., Apr. 2, 1821, educated at Lenox 
Acad., removed to Missouri 1838, became 
minister Latter Day Saints 1840, missionary 
in western, middle and northern States and 
in Canada 1840-6, appointed on mission to 
England 1846, and several times to Europe, 
edited the Millenial Star, agent of a system 
of emigration shipping thousands to the 
west, returned to Utah 1856, holds many 
offices of importance in Church of L. D. S., 
his son, Franklin Snyder Richards, b. at 
Salt Lake City June 20, 1849, m. Dec. 18, 
1868, Emily S. Tanner and had three chil- 
dren, the oldest, Franklin Dewey Richards, 
Jr., b. Mar. i, 1870, at Ogden, Utah (m. 
Dec. 18, 1842, Jane, b. Jan. 31, 1823, dau. of 
Isaac and Lovisa [Comstock] Snyder, he b. 
in Vt. about 1787, d. at Nauvoo, 111., in Feb., 
1844, she b. at Egremont, Mass., May 22, 
1789, dau. of Samuel and Sarah [Crippin] 
Comstock and sister of Peter Comstock, a 
well-known merchant and banker at Troy, 
N. Y.); son of Phinehas of Richmond, 
Mass., b. at Framingham, Mass., Nov. 15, 
1788, d. at Salt Lake City Nov. 25, 1874, 
removed to Richmond 1811, enlisted, ser- 
geant-major, coroner 1825-43, removed to 
Nauvoo 1843, held various leading offices 
of honor and trust, senator, removed to 



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Utah 1848, representative three years, chap- 
lain, etc. (m. Feb. 24, 1818, Wealthy, b. Sept. 
6, 1786, d. Oct. 18, 1853, dau. of Samuel 
and Milley [McKee] Dewey, both of Rich- 
mond, Mass., he b. 1762, d. there Jan. 8, 
1829, she b. 1762, d. Nov. 16, 1842; son of 
Samttel and Mindvvell [Post] Dewey, he b. 
Oct. 20, 1732, m. Dec, 1756, d. at Williams- 
town, Mass., Mar. 7, 1801; son of Samziel 
and Elizabeth [Allen] Dewey of Lebanon, 
Conn., he b. July 5, 1704, m. Mar. 6, 1732; 
son of JVa I Aanie I a.nd Margaret [Burroughs] 
Dewe}'^ of Lebanon, he b. Feb. 20, 1672, at 
Westfield, Mass., m. Jan. 24, 1699; son of 
Josiah and Experience Dewey, he bp. Oct. 
10, 1641, m. ist, Nov. 6, 1662, Hepzibah 
Lyman, b. abt. 1644, d. abt. 1670, m. 2d, 
1672 Experience , moved to West- 
field, Mass., 1666, to Lebanon, Conn., 1696; 
son of Thomas 2,nd. Frances [Clarke] Dewey 
or Duee, who came from Sandwich, Kent, 
Eng., in 1633 to Dorchester, Mass., and 
moved about 1638 to Windsor, Conn., m. 
Mar. 22, 1638, had five children, d. there 
Apr. 27, 1648); son of Joseph of Fram- 
ingham, Mass., b. there Mar. 16, 1762, d. 
at Richmond, Mass., Mar. 29, 1840, at 
age of fourteen entered Am. army, was at 
siege of Boston, member Cong. Ch. forty 
years, removed to Hopkinton 1789, to Hol- 
liston 1812, to Richmond 1815 (m. Dec. 20, 
1781, Rhoda, b. July 8, 1762, d. Feb. 14, 
1838, dau. of Phinehas and Susannah [God- 
dard] Howe); son by first wife of William 
of Southborough, Mass., b. there Feb. 25, 
1729, d. about 1794 (m. ist, Nov. 21, 1753, 
Elizabeth Knapp, d. Jan. 25, 1756, m. 2d, 
Feb. 16, 1757, Sarah Bixbey, d. about 1803); 
son of Joseph of Lynn, Mass., b. there, 
removed to Southborough, Mass., d. there 
June 4, 1748 (m. May 5, 1726, Mary Bow- 
den); son of Crispus of Lynn, Mass., b. 
there Oct. 20, 1681 (m. Sarah Collins); son 
of John of Lynn, Mass., made will Jan. 12, 
1705, had eight children (m. Nov. 18, 1674, 
Mary Brewer); son of Edward of Lynn, 
Mass., b. 1621, d. at Lynn Jan. 26, 1689, 

had three children (m. Ann ); only 

son of Richard, a Puritan, was of Lynn 
1633(7), where his estate was inventoried 
1678. 



SEGAR, WILLIAM FRANCIS of Wy- 
oming, R. I., b. at Hopkinton, R. I., 
Oct. 4, 1826, educated at Greenwich Acad., 
a teacher in early life, town treasurer, post- 
master twenty-three years, merchant forty 
years (m. Aug. 20, 1848, Mary A., dau. of 
Hon. William Trip Browning of South 
Kingstown, R. I.); first son of Francis 
Brayton of Wyoming, R. I., b. at South 
Kingstown, R. I., Feb. 24, 1794, d. at Wy- 
oming, R. I., Oct. 15, 1862, tanner and 
currier 1815-40, farmer 1840-50, merchant 
1850-62, soldier in war of 1812, capt. of 
Washington Artillery Co. 1823, colonel of 
regiment of militia 1824-1829, justice of 
the peace seven years, postmaster six years, 
sheriff four years, pres. of Richmond Bank 
1856-62 (m. Oct. II, 1821, Susan Stanton 
Peckham, b. Jan. 30, 1804, d. Dec. 22, i860, 
dau. of Judge William Peckham [Wm.^, 
Benj."*, Benj.^ Benj.^, John'] of S. Kings- 
town, R. I.); son of John of South Kings- 
town, R. I., b. there May 28, 1757, d. there 
Feb. 18, 1819, farmer, justice of the peace 
many years, sheriflf 1802-4, had four sons 
and five daughters (m. Nov. ii, 1785, Abi- 
gail, dau. of Francis Brayton of Ports- 
mouth, R. I., desc. of Francis, b. 1612, d. 
1692); son of Joseph of South Kingstown, 
R. I., b. there Jan. 5, 1723, d. there Mar. 
3, 1788, large land-holder, farmer, had six 
sons and five daughters (m. Feb. 24, 1750, 
Mary, b. Jan. 31, 1730, d. Apr. 16, 1814, 
dau. of Joseph and Mary [Hobs] Taylor of 
S. Kingstown) ; son of John of South 
Kingstown, R. I., b. at Newport May 3, 
1684, d. at S. Kingstown in Oct., 1753, 
freeman 1704, an extensive farmer and real 
estate dealer, had three sons and eleven 
daughters (m. Mar. i, 1708, Alice, dau. of 
Joseph Hull [Tristram'^, Joseph^] and Ex- 
perience Harper) ; son of John of New- 
port, R. I., d. at South Kingstown 1737, 
tax payer at Newport 1680, freeman 1701, 
settled at S. Kingstown 1704 (m. Susannah 



-). 



STEARNS, EZRA S. of Rindge, N. H., 
b. there, 2i\x\.hor History of Rindge 1875, 
History of Ashburnham 1887, member N. 
H. House of Representatives 1864-7, and 
1870, State senator 1887-8; son of Samuel 



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119 



of Rindge, N. H., b. Aug. 27, 1802, d. at 
Rindge Apr. 6, 1871, farmer, selectman 
several years, member N. H. Legislature 
two years (m. Mar. 4, 1830, Mary F., dau. of 
William and Mary [Fitch] Moore, she gr.- 
granddau. of John Fitch, after whom Fitch- 
burg, Mass., was named, and desc. of Dea. 
Zachary Fitch of Lynnfield, he son of 
David and Margaret [Taggart] Moore, son 
of James and Isabel Moore of the Scotch- 
Irish emigrants to Londonderry, N. H.); son 
of Daniel of Brattleboro, Vt., b. at West 
Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 17, 1760, d. at 
Brattleboro June 14, 1824, served in Con- 
tinental army, afterward resided at Bolton, 
Mass., and Dummerston and Brattleboro, 
Vt. (m. Sept. 7, 1783, Elizabeth Knowlton); 
son of Isaiilll of West Cambridge, Mass., 
b. at Watertown, Mass., Jan. 22, 1727, d. 
at W. Cambridge Mar. 11, 1768 (his widow 
m. Dec. 7, 1775, Edward Fillebrown); son 
of Daniel of Watertown, Mass., b. there 
Mar. I, 1700, d. there 1747 (m. Mercy, dau. 
of Joseph and Mary [Grafton] Grant, son 
of Christopher of Watertown); son of 
Nathaniel of Watertown, b. there Dec. 13, 
1668, d. there Aug. 24, 1716 (m. 1694 Eliza- 
beth, dau. of John and Elizabeth [Barnard] 
Dix, son of Edward and Jane [Wilkinson] 
Dix); son of Samuel (m. Hannah Man- 
ning); son of Isaac the emigrant. 

CRANE, HORATIO NELSON of Bos- 
ton, Mass., b, there Sept. 15, 1859; 
son of Silas Peirce of Boston, b. there 
Aug. 14, 1834 (m. Dec. i, 1858, Lydia L., 
dau. of Henry Souther); son of Horatio 
Nelson of Boston, b. there Oct. 26, 1803 
(m. Feb. 21, 1828, Mary Ann, dau. of Jacob 
and Anna [Hill] Homer); son of Abijah, 
b. at Boston Aug. 24, 1777, d. at Med- 
field, Mass., 1854 (m. Rachel Hatch Curtis); 
son of Abijah of E. Milton, Mass., b. there 
1741, d. at Boston 1817, elder brother of 
Col. John of Revolutionary fame (m. Abi- 
gail Woods); son of Abijah of Milton, 
Mass., b. there Nov. 2, 1714 (m. ist, Sarah 
Field of Braintree, Mass., m. 2d, Sarah 
Beverly); son of Ebenezer of Milton, b. at 
E. Milton Aug. 10, 1665 (m. Mary Tolman 
of Dorchester); son of Henry, b. in Eng- 
land 1621, d. at Milton, Mass., 1709 (m. 



ist, in England, Tabitha , m. 2d, 

1665, Elizabeth Kinsley). 

WING, CONWAY PHELPS Q. of Car- 
lisle, Pa., b. near Marietta, O., Feb. 
12, 1809, passed his childhood in Phelps, 
N. Y., grad. Hamilton Coll. 1827, grad. 
Auburn Theol. Sem. 1831, pastor at Sodus, 
N. Y., 1832, Ogden, N. Y., 1836, Monroe, 
Mich., 1839, Huntsville, Ala., 1844, Car- 
lisle, Pa., 1848 to date, latterly as pastor 
emeritus, D. D., 1857, author of a transla- 
tion of Hase's History of the Church 1855, 
of History of Cumberland Co., Pa., 1879, 
History of First Pres. Church of Carlisle 
1877, translator and editor of a volume on 
// Corinthians of the Lange-Shaff Com- 
mentary on the Bible, and contributor 
of theological articles to McClintock and 
Strong's Cyclopedia, and to the quarterly 
reviews (m. 1833 Prudence M., b. Aug. 
10, 1811, d. May 3, 1888, dau. of Thomas 
and Phebe [Durfee] Young of Marion, 
N. Y.); son of Enoch of Phelps, N. Y., 
b. Mar. 16, 1768, d. at Phelps 1834, 
resided near Marietta, Ohio, 1796-1812, 
then removed to Phelps, justice of the 
peace, elder in Pres. church (m. ist, in 1788, 
Mary, dau. of Col. Alexander Oliver of the 
Revolutionary army, m. 2d, in 1812, Mrs. 
Beulah [Stearns] Newhall); son of John 
of Conway, Mass., b. at Harwich, Mass., 
1731, d. at Conway Dec. 12, 1822 (m. ist, 
Abigail, dau. of John Snow of Harwich, m. 
2d, Abigail Isham, m. 3d, Jane Trescott); 
son of John of Harwich, Mass., b. there 
May 8, 1709, d. 1768, served in French 
war (m. 1728 Mary, dau. of Richard Knowles 
of Eastham); son of Ananias of Har- 
wich, Mass., b. at Yarmouth, Mass., d. 
Aug. 30, 1718, extensive land-owner (m. 

Hannah , d. 1730); son of John of 

Yarmouth, Mass., b. in England, d. at 

Yarmouth 1699 (m. ist, Elizabeth of 

Lynn, d. 1692, m. 2d, Miriam, dau. of 
Stephen Deaneof Plymouth); son of John, 
who came from England with his wife's par- 
ents and his four sons, in the ship William 
Prancis and arrived in Boston June 5, 1632, 
lived awhile at Lynn, removed to Sandwich, 
Mass., 1637 (m. in England, Deborah, dau. 
of Rev. Stephen Batchelder). 



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STOCKETT, FRANCIS HENRY of 
Annapolis, Md., b. May i, 1821, grad. 
St. John's Coll. 1841, A. M., law)'er (m. 
Nov. 19, 1846, Mary P. Hall, desc. of Rev. 
Henry Hall, first rector of St. James' parish, 
there, 1694); son by 2d m. of Joseph 
Noble of Anne Arundel co., Md., b. there 
Nov. 16, 1779, d. at Annapolis Dec. 21, 
1854, studied medicine but did not prac- 
tice, preferring the life of a planter (m. ist, 
November 19, 1812, Ann Caroline Bat- 
tee, died December 22, 1814, leaving no 
issue, married 2d, Jurte 25, 1816, Ann, 
dau. of Johnathan and Ann E. [Harwood] 
Sellman, m. 3d, Nov. 17, 1825, Sophia 
Watkins, d. Apr. 11, 1839, leaving seven 
children: John Shaaff, Thomas R., Mary 
Sophia, Charles W., Ann, Ellen, Sophia, 
m. 4th, May 30, 1841, Ann Watkins, d. 
May 2, 1846); son of Thomas NoMe of 
Anne Arundel co., Md., b, there July 12, 
1747, d. there May 16, 1802, resided on the 
paternal estate acquired in 1668, physician, 
surgeon in the Md. line in Revolution, had 
ten children: Mary H., Richard G., Joseph 
N., Helena, Margaret, William S., John S., 
Thomas M., Ann and Eleanor (m. Nov. 13, 
1770, Mary, b. Nov. 18, 1753, d. June 14, 
1815, dau. of Col. Richard and Ann [Wat- 
kins] Harwood); son of Thomas of Anne 
Arundel co., Md., b. there Nov. 18, 1691, 
d. there in Oct., 1762, had three children: 
Thomas, d. unm.,Mary Elizabeth, m. Sam- 
uel Harwood, and Thomas Noble above 
(m. Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph Noble, whose 
ancestor settled earl)-^ in Prince George co., 
Md.); oldest son of Thomas of Anne Arun- 
del CO., Md., b. there Apr. 17, 1667, d. 
there (m. Mar. 12, 1689, Mary, d. Jan. 27, 
1694, dau. of Thomas Sprigg, m. 2d, in Apr., 
1700, Damaris, dau. of John and Mary 
Welch); oldest son of Captain Thomas, b. 
in St. Stephen's parish, Kent, Eng., d. in 
Apr., 1671, came to Maryland in 1658 and 
settled at Baltimore, obtained a grant of 
land in Anne Arundel co. in 1668 and re- 
moved there (m. Mary, dau. of Richard 
Wells), with his brothers, Henry, Col. 
Lewis, and Dr. Francis, lost his property 
in the Royal cause, went to France after 
the defeat at Worcester, remained there 
some years, returned to England, came to 



Maryland in 1658 and settled first in Bal- 
timore CO., now Hartford co. In 1668 
Thomas, Henry and Francis moved to Anne 
Arundel co., where they obtained each a 
tract of land, they were sons of Thomas 
(m. Frances Ayleworth); son of Thomas, 
whose sister Jane m. Walter Aj'leworth; 
son of Lewis, b. 1558, d. 1603, an officer 
in the household of Queen Elizabeth. 

THOMPSON, HORATIO P. of Belfast, 
Me., b. at Frankfort, Me., Jan. 3, 1837 
(m. ist, Oct. 17, 1861, Mary E., dau. of 
Rev. Wooster and Wealthy A. [Pond] 
Parker, granddau. of Prof. Enoch Pond, 
D. D., of Bangor, m, 2d, Jan, 25, 1874, her 
sister Delia); son of John of Frankfort, 
Me., b. at Somersworth, N. H., May 12, 
1801, d. at Frankfort Aug. 4, 1837, mer- 
chant (m. July 6, 1829, Mary, d. May 27, 
1846, dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah [Mc- 
Glathery] Palmer of Bristol, Me.); son of 
Joseph of Frankfort, Me., b. at Standish, 
Me., July 21, 1778, d. at Frankfort in Mar., 
1859, farmer (m.. ist, 1800, Betty Clements 
of Somersworth, N. H., m. 2d, 1820, Mary 
Durham of Belfast, Me.); son of John of 
Standish, Me., b. at Scarborough, Me., Oct. 
17, 1740, d. at So. Berwick, Me., Dec. 21, 
1828, grad. Harvard Coll. 1765, studied 
theology with Rev. Daniel Wigglesworth 
of Cambridge, ordained in the first church 
of Portland 1768, for the plantation of 
Pearsonstown afterward Standish, was 
settled at So. Berwick 1783, where he was 
the only minister for over forty years (m. 
ist, Nov. 22, 1768, Sarah Small of Somers- 
worth, N. H., m. 2d, in Feb., 1784, Mrs. 
Sarah Morrill of Biddeford, Me.); son of 
WilHam of Scarborough, Me., b. at 
Marshfield, Mass., Apr. 26, 1697, d. at 
Scarborough Feb. 13, 1759, ordained pas- 
tor of Scarborough church 1728, continued 
until his death (m. Oct. 30, 1728, Annie 
Hubbard of Salisbury, Mass.); son of 
Edward of Marshfield, Mass., b. at 
Quincy, Mass., Apr. 20, 1665, d. at Marsh- 
field Mar. 16, 1705, grad. Harvard Coll. 
1684, settled at Marshfield Oct. 14, 1676; 
son of Samuel of Quincy, Mass., b. in 
England 1631, d. June 18,1695, ordained 
for the first church in Braintree, Mass., 



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Nov. 2, 1679, represented the town of 
Quincy fourteen years; son of William of 
Braintree, Mass., b. in Lancashire, Eng. , 
1598, d. Dec. 10, 1666, grad. Oxford, came 
to America in 1637-8, ordained for first 
church in Braintree, its first pastor, Nov. 

19, 1639 (m. ist, , who d. in 1644, m. 

2d, widow of Simon Crosbie of Cambridge, 
she d. Oct. II, 1675). 

WATSON, STEPHEN MARION of 
Portland, Me., b. at Saco, Me., Jan. 
22, 1836, editor and publisher of the Maine 
Historical and Genealogical Recorder, libra- 
rian of Portland Public Library (m. Oct. 
II, 1863, AlmiraT., b. at Scarborough, Me., 
Nov. 17, 1837. dau. of Jordan and Mary 
B. [Harmon] Fogg), has one child, Mary L.; 
son of Stephen of Saco, Me., b. at Scar- 
borough, Me., Aug. I, 1807, d. at Buxton, 
Me., Apr, 29, 1882 (m. June 8, 1834, Eliza- 
beth, b. at Lisbon, Me., Jan. 24, 1815, d. 
Dec. 25, 1846, dau. Ephraim and Elizabeth 
[Coffin] Andrews, m. 2d, Sarah Webber), 
had four children by first wife: Stephen 
M., Ephraim A., Mary A. and Amanda B., 
others by second wife; son of Jonathan 
of Saco, Me., b. at Scarborough Apr. i, 
1771, d. at Saco Mar. 10, 1850 (m. ist, Mary 
Deering, m. 2d, Nov. 27, 1806, widow 
Hannah [MillikenJ Andrews, b. Apr. 23, 
1782, d. Aug. I, 1866, dau. Nathaniel and 
Mary [Lord] Milliken of Buxton); son of 
Jonathan of Scarborough, Me., b. at 
Dover, N. H., d. at Scarborough 1799 (m. 
Nov. 20, 1755, Olive Seavey, m. 2d, widow 
Hannah Chandler); son of Isaac of Dover, 
N. H., b. there, d. there (m. ist, Eliza- 
beth , m. 2d, Lillis ); son of 

Jonathan of Dover, N. H., 1675, d. there 
(m. ist, Abigail, dau. of Rev. Samuel 
Dudley of Exeter, N. H., m. 2d, Elizabeth 
Beard); supposed to be a great grandson of 
Robert of Plymouth, Mass., 1623. 

COWDREY, EDWARD THOMAS of 
Boston, Mass., b. at Plymouth, N. H., 
May 9, 1829, came to Roxbury, Mass., Apr. 
21, 1845 (m. Dec. 28, 1851, Mary Douglass 
Morton, b. Mar. 20, 1833, whose father 
came from Scotland); son of AniOS of 
Plymouth, N. H., b. at Ashby, Mass., Feb. 
3, 1796, d. at Stoneham, Mass., Jan. 13, 
16 



1867, removed to Maiden, Mass., 1846, re- 
moved to Melrose, Mass., 1848-9, thence 
to E. Woburn, Mass., where he bought a 
ten-acre lot, built a house and lived there 
till death, was a blacksmith (m. Oct. 30, 
1823, Ruth Senter, b. Feb, 6, 1802, d. Apr. 
3, 1881); son of Thomas, Jr., of Ashby, 
Mass., b. there Mar. lo, 1773, d. there (m. 
Nov. 23, 1795, Hannah, b. 1770, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Sarah Cowdrey, he a brother 
of Thomas, Sr., she m, 2d, a Mr. Laithe); son 
of Thomas of Ashby, Mass,, b. at Reading, 
Mass., 1742, d. at Ashby Jan. 17, 1828 (m. 

1768, Lydia ); son of Nathaniel of 

Reading, Mass., b, there 1710, d. there 
1745 (m. 1736, Tabitha Hartshorn); son of 
William of Reading, b. there 1666, d. 1726, 
deacon 1687-1718 (m. 1701, Tabitha Bout- 
well, b. 1680, d. 1745); son of Nathaniel 
of Reading, Mass., b. at Lynn, Mass., 1639, 
d. at Reading June 16, 1690, selectman 
1665-85 (m. 1660, Mary Batchelder); son of 
William of Reading, Mass., b, in Eng- 
land 1602, d, Nov. 10, 1687, came to Salem, 
Mass., 1630 (m. 1638, Joanna ), set- 
tled at Lynn, removed to Reading 1642, 
deacon 1645-87, town clerk 1644-87, clerk 
of writs, selectman 1647-80, representative 
1651-61. 

FAIRCHILD, CHARLES STEBBINS 
of Washington, D. C, b. at Cazenovia, 
N. Y., Apr. 30, 1842, grad. Harv. Coll. 1863, 
assist, att'y-gen'l S. N. Y. 1874-6, att'y-gen'l 
1876-8, assist, sec. of U. S. Treasury 1885-7, 
sec. U. S. Treasury since Apr. i, 1887 (m. 
June I, 1871, Helen, dau. of Ledyard and 
Helen Clarissa [Seymour] Lincklaen); son 
of Sidney Thompson of Cazenovia, N. Y., 
b. at Norwich, N. Y., Nov. 15, 1808, grad. 
Union Coll. about 1830, lawyer, pres. of 
village of Cazenovia (m. Aug. 20, 1834, 
Helen Childs); son of John Flavel of 
Cazenovia, N. Y., b, at Morristown, N, J., 
in 1787, d. at Cooperstown, N. Y., Jan, 5, 
1864 (m. Flavia Merrill); son of Abijah 
of Cooperstown, N. Y., b. at Morristown, 
N. J., Sept, 2, 1758, d, at Cooperstown in 
Jan., 1851, served in Rev. army 1775, was 
with Washington at battle of Long Island, 
was in the Jersey Line (m, Oct. 8, 1779, 
Sarah Howell); son of Dayid of Morris- 



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town, N. J., b. May 6, 1734, d. at Morristown 
(m. Nov. 9, 1757, Catharine Gregory); son 
of Zaccharias of Morris Plains, N. J., d. 
there Aug. 30, 1807. 

THOMPSON, CURTIS of Bridgeport, 
Conn., b. at Trumbull, Conn., lawyer at 
Bridgeport since 1865, Harvard Coll. 1862-4, 
in Conn. Legislature 1865-7, i" Probate 
Court of Fairfield 1864-8, M. A. Yale Coll. 

1871, in City Court of Bridgeport 1868-9, 

1872, city attorney there 1879, '82, '86, '87, 
in Common Council 1874-6 (m. Nov. 21, 
1867, Marie Louise, dau. of James and 
Catharine A. [Barry] Willcox of New York, 
he son of Charles Willcox of Portsmouth, 
Eng., she dau. of Capt. John Barry of 

-Irish ancestry), has three children: James 
W., Lucy C. and Kate B. ; son of George 
of Stratford, Conn., b. there November 
2, 1810, d. there August 4, 1876 (m. April 
18, 1833, Lucy Ann Curtis of Stratford, 
born October 13, 1813, dau. of Freeman 
Curtis and Anna Peck and desc. through 
Nehemiah, Joseph, Joseph, Joseph and 
John, from William Curtis who embarked 
in ship Lion June 22, 1632, and landed at 
Scituate, Mass.); son of David of Stratford, 
Conn., b. there 1773, d. 1811, was first mate 
of brig. William in West India trade, which 
vessel was lost with all on board in the 
great storm of that year (m. 1799, Phebe 
Wells, desc. of John of Stratford, 1650, son 
of Thomas, gov. of Connecticut 1654-8); 
son of David of Stratford, Conn., b. there 
in Dec, 1749, d. there Aug. 4, 1817 (m. in 
June, 1772, Sarah, dau. of Edmund Curtis); 
son of John of Stratford, Conn., b. there 
Apr. II, 1717, d. there in Aug., 1753 (m. in 
July, 1741, Mehitable Webb of Fairfield, 
Conn.); son of John of Stratford, Conn., b. 
there 1680, d. there July 20, 1765, deacon, 
town clerk of Stratford thirty-one years 
(m. in Nov., 1705, Ruth, dau. of Benjamin 
Curtis, son of John by his wife Hester, dau. 
of Joseph Judson); son of Ambrose of 
Stratford, b. there Jan. 16, 1650, d. there 
Sept. 7, 1742 (m. about 1678, Sarah, dau. of 
John Welles); son of John who probably 
came over in the ship Elizabeth and Ann in 
1635, first to visit and examine New Eng- 
land, then returning he married Mirable 



, sold his property and they came to 

America the second lime and settled at 
Stratford, Conn., about 1641, was probably 
the first to bring fruit trees there and har- 
vested the first wheat, died in Aug., 1678. 

CLARKE, GEORGE KUHN of Need- 
ham, Mass., b. at Cambridge, LL. B. 
Boston Univ. 1883, lawyer in Boston (m. 
Mar. 16, 1881, Ellen M., dau. of Harrison 
Dudley of Cambridge, desc. of Governor 
Thomas Dudley, the second governor of 
Mass.); only son of Samuel Greeley of 
Harvard, Mass., b. at Pittsfield, N. H., 
June 17, 1827, d. at Bristol, R. I., Apr. 19, 
1887, grad. val. Harvard Univ. 1851, read 
law in office of Hon. Daniel Webster, was 
member of Suffolk co. bar, an extensive 
traveler and linguist (m. Sept. 24, 1857, 
Martha A., only dau. of Hon. George H. 
Kuhn, a leading business man of Boston, 
who held many positions of trust, and a 
legislator in both houses); eldest son of 
John of Pittsfield, N. H.,b. there Oct. 4, 
1802, d. there Jan. 6, 1885, an active whig 
and officer in State militia (m. Mar. 2, 1825, 
Asenath, dau. of Stephen Wells, a soldier 
in the Revolution); first son of Theodore 
of Pittsfield, N. H., b. at Haverhill, Mass., 
Apr. 27, 1772, d. at Pittsfield, N. H., Dec. 
7, 1829, a pioneer woolen manf'r of the 
Suncook Valley (m. May 19, 1800, Sarah, 
dau. of John Eaton of Pittsfield, N. H.); 
fourth son of Nathaniel of Haverhill, 
Mass., b. at Newbury 1728, d. at Haver- 
hill Nov. 7, 1805, an active patriot in the 
Revolution (m. Feb. 18, 1753, Mary, dau. 
of David Hardy); sixth son of Nathaniel 
of Newbury, Mass., b. there July 29, 1689, d. 
there May 3, 1753 (m. Mar. 7, 1709, Sarah, 
dau. of Samuel Greenleaf, of a well-known 
Essex county family); only son of Nathan- 
iel of Newbury, Mass., b. there Mar. 13, 
1666, d. at sea in Oct., 1690, went in the expe- 
dition against Canada and was killed in bat- 
tle on board the ship Six Friends {m. Dec. 15, 
1685, Elizabeth, dau. of Peter Toppaij, and 
sister of Rev. Christopher); first son of 
Nathaniel of Newbury, Mass., d. there 
Aug. 25, 1690, aged about forty-eight, select- 
man, magistrate, military officer (m. Nov. 
23, 1663, Elizabeth, dau. of Henry Somerby, 



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who was from Little Bytham, Eng.), his 
third son was Rev. John Clark, Harvard 
Coll. 1690, of Exeter, N. H., a noted 
divine. 

PAUL, JOHN RODMAN of Philadel- 
phia, Pa., b. there Aug. 6, 1852, grad. 
B. A. from Univ. of Pennsylvania 1872, 
M. A. there 1875, admitted to Philadelphia 
bar 1875, now in active practice, author of 
Digest of Statutes and Cases relating to 
Passenger Railroads of Philadelphia; son of 
John Rodman of Philadelphia, b. there 
Jan. 24, 1802, d. there Oct. 13, 1877, grad. 
Univ. of Pennsylvania 1820, M. D. there 
1823, in Europe studying his profession 
1823-6, meeting many of the distinguished 
men of the day, retired from practice 1844, 
connected with the management of many 
of the learned, philanthropic and financial 
institutions of Philadelphia (m. Oct. 6, 1828, 
Elizabeth Duffield Neill, b. 1809, d. Jan. 18, 
1866, desc. of John Neill, an early settler 
of Delaware); son of James of Phila- 
delphia, b. Dec. 23, 1770, d. there 1839, a 
wealthy merchant engaged in extensive 
trade with China and the East Indies, first 
pres. of Penna. Co. for insurance on lives 
and granting annuities, connected with 
many other financial bodies, took part with 
the militia in the Whisky Insurrection of 
1794 and was disowned in consequence by 
the Society of Friends (m. 1797 Elizabeth 
Rodman, desc. of one of the early settlers 
of Rhode Island); son of Johnof Abington, 
Pa., b. there Apr. 22, 1731, d. 1799 (m. 1754 
Sidney Roberts of Haverford, Pa.); son 
of James of Abington, Pa., b. Apr. 14, 1692, 
d. 1761, an extensive farmer and land- 
owner there, was taxed on 500 acres in 
1734; son of Joseph of Abington, Pa., d. 
1717, doubtless came with the Quaker col- 
onists of Pa., member of the Society of 
Friends, owned hundreds of acres of land 
in and about Abington, Pa., was a member 
of the Assembly of the Colony. 

MORRILL, EDWARD DANFORTH 
of Chattanooga, Tenn., b. at Rock- 
ford, 111., educated in schools at Lawrence, 
Mass., and Meriden, N. H., Acad., lieut. 
Fifteenth Battery Mass. Art. in Rebellion, 
planter in Alabama, county supt. of educa- 



tion, principal Normal school, county tax as- 
sessor, special agent general land office, com- 
piled Morrills of the Seventeenth Century, sac- 
rificed much in the effort to elevate the newly- 
enfranchised race (m. Jan. i, 1861, Mary E. 
Pierson, whose mother was a Morrill and 
a desc. of Abraham of Salisbury 1635), had 
a \ixo\S\QX Franklin Hotvard yioxxS\\\ son of 
Israel of Lawrence, Mass., b. at Warner, 
N. H., Nov. 16, 1803, d. at Philadelphia 
May 12, 1880, teacher in New Jersey and 
pioneer teacher in several places in Indiana 
and Illinois (m. June 6, 1833, Sophia N. 
Danforth, desc. of Nicholas of Cambridge, 
Mass., 1632); son of Enoch of Warner, 
N. H., b. at Salisbury Apr. 22, 1764, d. 
at Warner Dec. 27, 1842, had ten children 
(m. May 26, 1785, Eunice Pearson); son of 
Daniel of Salisbury, Mass., b. there Sept. 
27, 1737, d. at Warner Apr. 10, 1813, mem- 
ber of the first Legislature of New Hamp- 
shire (m. ist, July 6, 1763, Anna Fitts, 
mother of his children, m. 2d, Molly 

); son of Israel of Salisbury, Mass., 

b. there Mar. i, 1698, d. there Jan. 18, 1739 
(m. 1st, Mary Adams, and had four chil- 
dren: Green, Archelaus, Bettie and Jacob, 
m. 2d, Naomi Simpson, and had two chil- 
dren: Daniel and Enoch); son of Jacob of 
Salisbury, Mass., b. there Aug. 24, 1648, 
d. there Apr. 23, 1718 (m. Susanna Whittier, 
and had five children); son of Abraham 
of Salisbury, Mass., b. in England, d. at 
Roxbury, Mass., June 20, 1662, came to 
America in 1632, settled at Cambridge, 
Mass., removed to Salisbury (m. there June 
10, 1645, Sarah Clement). 

CORNELL, ALONZO B. of New York 
city, b. at Ithaca, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1832, 
governor of New York State 1880-2 (m. 
Nov. 9, 1852, Elen Augusta, b. at Auburn, 
N. Y., Oct. 6, 1834, fourth dau. of George 
P. Covert, b. at Coeymans, N. Y., Aug. 
16, 1797, and Esther Elizabeth Bassett, b. 
at Bedford, N. Y., Mar. 15, 1802, m. at 
Cincinnati, O., Oct. 25, 1818); eldest son 
of Ezra of Ithaca, N. Y., b. at Westches- 
ter Landing, N. Y., Jan. 11, 1807, d. at 
Ithaca Dec. 9, 1874, founder of Cornell 
University (m. Mar. 19, 1831, Mary Ann, 
b. at De Ruyter, N. Y., Apr. 25, 1811, 



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second dau. of Benjamin Wood, b. Oct. 14, 
1789, and Mary Bonesteel, b. Oct. 2, 1790, 
m. at De Ruyter June 12, 1808); eldest son 
of Elijah of Ithaca, N. Y., b. at Swansea, 
Mass., Oct. 17, 1771, d. at Albion, Mich., 
Mar. 27, 1862 (m. July 4, 1805, Eunice, 
b. at Nine Partners, N. Y., May 11, 1788, 
dau. of Reuben and Phebe [Coleman] Bar- 
nard); second son of Elijah of Swansea, 
Mass., b. there, d. about 1772 (m. Dec. 4, 
1769, Sarah, dau. of Benjamin and Meheta- 
bel Miller); son of Stephen of Swansea, 
Mass. (m. June 18, 1719, Ruth Pierce); son 
of Stephen of Dartmouth, Mass. (m. 
Hannah ); son of Samuel of Dart- 
mouth, Mass. (m. Deborah ); son of 

Thomas, b. in Essex, Eng., 1595, d. at 
Portsmouth, R. I., 1655, came to Boston, 
Mass., 1636, removed to Rhode Island 
1640, to New Netherland 1642, received 
from Gov. Kieft a grant of land in West- 
chester CO., N. Y., 1646 (m. in England 
about 1620 Rebecca Briggs). "The early 
English name was written Cornewell, and 
two generations before Thomas, ' Richard 
Cornewell Citizen and Skynner of Lon- 
don' — as it stands written in his will — 
who died in 1585, left a portion of the 
wealth he had made in hides to found and 
endow 'a free grammar schole in New 
Woodstock, the town where I was born,' 
and the school stands there yet near the 
handsome church of Woodstock in Ox- 
fordshire. The lineage of the whole family 
traces up through the Barons of Burford 
to Richard de Cornewall, son of Richard 
Earl of Cornewall, second son of King 
John, younger brother of Richard Coeur de 
Lion." 

JONES, CHARLES COLCOCK, Jr., of 
Augusta, Ga., b. at Savannah, Ga., 
Oct. 28, 1831, lawyer and author, grad. 
Nassau Hall, Princeton, N. J., 1852, grad. 
Dane Law Sch., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, 
Mass., 1855, called to the bar in Savannah, 
Ga., 1855, mayor there 1860-1, colonel of 
artillery C. S. A. 1861-5, twice compli- 
mented with degree of LL. D., author of 
Monumental Remains of Georgia, 186 1, His- 
torical Sketch of the Chatham Artillery during 
the Confederate Struggle for Independence 



i?)^)'] , Historical Sketch of Tomo-chi-chi 1868, 
Last Days, Death and Buiial of Gen. Henry 
Lee 1870, Casimir Pulaski 1873, Antiquities 
of the Southern Indians 1873, The Siege of 
Savannah in 1779, 1874, The Siege of Sa- 
vantiah in 1864, 1874, Sergeant William 
Jasper 1876, Confederate Roster 1876, The 
Dead Towns of Georgia 1878, Life of Com. 
Josiah Tattnall 1878, Memorial of Jean 
Pierre Purry 1880, The Georgia HistoHcal 
Society 188 1, History of Georgia 1883, Life 
of ex- Gov. Chatles J. Jenkins 1884, Life of 
Major John Habersham 1886, Life of Maj.- 
Gen. Samuel Elbert 1887, Negro Myths from 
the Georgia Coast 1888, and various ad- 
dresses before the Confederate Survivors 
Association and on important occasions 
(m. ist, Nov. 9, 1858, Ruth Berrien White- 
head, m. 2d, Eva Berrien Eve, both grand- 
nieces of Hon. John McPherson Berrien, 
attorney-general of the U. S., and U. S. 
senator from Georgia), has two children, 
Ruth Berrien and Charles Edgeworth, has 
one brother, 'Pxoi. Joseph Jones, M. D., of 
New Orleans, La., and one sister, Mary 
Sharp, wife of Rev. Dr. R. Q. Mallard of 
New Orleans, C. C. J. is related and con- 
nected to the Bohuns, Girardeaus, Hutsons, 
Legar^s, Haynes, Colcocks and Pinckneys 
of South Carolina; son of Charles Col- 
COCk of Liberty co., Ga., b. there Dec. 20, 
1804, d. there Mar. 16, 1863, a distinguished 
divine of the Presbyterian church, professor 
Columbia, S. C, Theol. Sem., sec. Board 
of Domestic Missions of Presbyterian 
church, author and wealthy planter (m. Dec. 
21, 1830, Mary, d. at New Orleans, June 
23, 1869, dau. of Capt. Joseph and Sarah 
[Anderson] Jones, an officer in war of 
1812-15, and a wealthy planter); son of 
John of Liberty co., Ga., b. at Sunbury, 
Ga., Nov. 25, 1772, d. in Liberty co. Mar. 
28, 1805, planter, his plantation being called 
Liberty Hall (m. Aug. 4, 1801, Susannah 
Hyrne, d. in Liberty co. July i, 1810, dau. 
of John and Hannah [Splatt] Girardeau); 
son of John of Sunbury, Ga., b. at Charles- 
ton, S. C, Jan. 20, 1749, d. at Savannah 
Oct. 9, 1779, major in Continental army, 
aid-de-camp to Gen, Lachlan Mcintosh 
during siege of Savannah 1779, killed dur- 
ing assault of allied army under D'Estaing 



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and Lincoln upon British lines around 
Savannah on the morning of Oct. 9, 1779 
(m, Dec. 28, 1769, Mary, b. Nov. 2, 1753, 
dau. of James and Mary [Newton] Sharp); 
son of John of Charleston, S. C, b. there 
1720, d. at James Island, S. C, 1770, planter 
(m. 1742, Pinckney ). 

MARSH, ELIEZER JEWETT of Leo- 
minster, Mass., b. at Cabot, Vt., 
Mar. 21, i8ii,grad. Middlebury Coll. 1833, 
taught the academy at Jericho, Vt., 1833-5, 
then entered Andover Theol. Sem., taught 
in Concord, Mass., High School, Thetford, 
Vt., Acad., Milton, Mass., Acad., Groton, 
Mass., Acad. (m. Aug. 28, 1837, Martha, 
dau. of Jacob, son of Nathaniel Baker); 
son of James of Cabot, Vt., b. at Salis- 
bury, N. H., July 23, 1775, d. at Cabot Oct. 
8, 1865, farmer, member Cong, church 
sixty-five years, deacon thirty years (m. 
1801, Miriam, b. at Stafford, Conn., Sept. 17, 
1781, dau. Eliezer and Abigail [Washburn] 
Walbridge); son of Ephraim of Cabot, 
Vt., b. Apr. 2, 1738, d. Nov. 6, 1825 (m. 
Mar. 27, 1759, Sarah Farnum); son of 
Ephraim of Haverhill, b. there Apr. 2, 
1710, d. at Londonderry, N. H., Oct. 6 or 
10, 1760, removed there 1739 (m. Ma}'^ 13, 
1731, Hannah Smith of Providence, R. L); 
son of John of Haverhill, Mass., b. Aug. 
19, 1663, d. Nov. 24,1733 (m. 1st, Nov. 16, 
1688, Lydia, dau. of Robert and Ann 
[Grant] Emerson, m. 2d, Feb. 8, 1721, 
Mary Eaton); son of Onesiphorus of Hing- 
ham, Mass., b. in England 1630, d. at 
Bradford, Mass., May 15, 1713, removed to 
Haverhill 1674 (m. ist, Feb. 6, 1655, Han- 
nah, dau. of John and Mary Cutler, m. 2d, 
Oct. 29, 1686, Elizabeth, widow of Samuel 
Worcester, m, 3d, May 18, 1791, Sarah 
Wallingford); son of Oeor^e, who came to 
America in 1635, with his wife and four 
children. 

BISSELL, HENRY MILLER of Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., b. there Apr. 25, 1857, 
iron founder and civil engineer, grad. 
Pennsylvania Military Acad. 1875 (m. June 
7, i888, Bessie Gray Taylor, great granddau. 
of Col. John Taylor of Queen, Rutgers and 
Union College, served with distinction in 
Revolution and crossed the Delaware with 



Washington, desc. of Hon. Richard Taylor, 
M. P. for Bedfordshire 1661, son of Hon. 
Richard Taylor, M. P. for same 1620); son 
of Francis Semple of Pittsburgh, Pa., b. 
there 1836, grad. Williams Coll., shortly 
after succeeded to proprietorship of Eagle 
Foundry of Pittsburgh, the first established 
there and at the head of which he still con- 
tinues (m. ist, 1856, Martha H., dau. of Dr. 
Henry Miller of that city, m. 2d 1866, Anna, 
M. Jackson, and had children George W. J. 
and John); son of John of Pittsburgh, Pa., 
b. at Lebanon, Conn., Jan. 8, 1797, d. at 
Pittsburgh July 15, 1865, established the 
first rolling mill and iron foundry there 
(m. Nancy, b. 1802, dau. of William Sem- 
ple of Pittsburgh), had nine children : 
William Semple, John Partridge, Annie M., 
Thomas, Josiah, Charles Semple, Francis 
Semple, Ellen C. and Mary W. ; son of 
John Partridg"e of Lebanon, Conn., b. 
there 1757, d. in Mahoning co., Ohio, 1811, 
civil engineer and surveyor, laid out the 
Western Reserve (m. June 3, 1790, Tem- 
perance Stark, b. Oct. 25, 1767, d. Apr. 8, 
1852), had ten children: Betsy, Anna, 
William, John, Jabez, Polly, Emery, Par- 
mela, Charlotte and Caroline ; son of 
Joseph of Lebanon, Conn., b. there 1730, 
d. there 1814 (m. 1755, Hannah Partridge), 
had five children: John Partridge, Joseph 
William, father of the late Gov. Clark 
Bissell of Conn., Benjamin, Ammi Ruhami, 
Guido Lusignanus; son of Benjamin of 
Lebanon, Conn., b. at Windsor, Conn,, 
Mar. 22, 1701, d. at Lebanon Aug. 9, 1758 
(m. July 17, 1728, Mary Wattles), had five 
children : Joseph, Benjamin, Sarah, Betsy, 
Jerusha; son of John of Lebanon, Conn., 
b. at Windsor Apr. 5, 1659, d. at Lebanon 
about 1740 (m. about 1689, Sarah, widow of 
Thomas Loomis of Hatfield, Conn., and 
dau. of Lieut. Daniel White of same), had 
four children: Sara, John, Daniel and 
Benjamin; son of Samnel of Windsor, 
Conn., b. at Plymouth, Mass., 1636, d. at 
Windsor May 17, 1697 (m. June 11, 1658, 
Abigail, dau. of Thomas Holcomb of 
Windsor), had nine children: John, Abigail, 
Jacob, Mary, Samuel, Benajah, Elizabeth, 
Deborah, Hannah; son of John of Wind- 
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d. at Windsor Oct. 3, 1677, landed at Ply- 
mouth 1628, with wife and three children, 
moved to Windsor 1640, first settler on 
east bank of Connecticut river, had the 
Scantic Ferry, had six children: John, 
Thomas, Mary, Samuel, Nathaniel, Joice. 
Name from the French Bysselle, family of 
Huguenot descent, escaped to England 
during the massacre of St. Bartholomew 
1572, and settled in Somersetshire. 

SCOTT, LEWIS ALLAIRE of Philadel- 
phla, b, there Aug. 10, 1819, grad. 
Univ. of Penna., member of the bar (m. 
June 23, 1857. Frances Anna, youngest dau. 
of Richard and Hannah Owen Wistar of 
Phila.), had two younger brothers, both d. 
unm.: George Emlen d. May 9, 1852, aged 
31, and John Morin d. in infancy Mar. 11, 
1838. has four children: John Morin, Lewis 
A., Jr., Alex. H., and Hannah L. ; son of 
John Morin of Phila., b' at New York 
city Oct. 25, 1789, d. at Phila. Apr. 3, 1858, 
grad. Princeton Coll., member of the bar, 
pres. of Select Council of Phila., member of 
Pa. Legislature, mayor of Phila., member 
of Convention to amend Constitution of Pa. 
1837-8 (m. May 15, 1817, Mary Emlen, desc. 
of George Emlen an early Quaker of 
Phila.); only son of Lewis Allaire of New 
York city, b. there Feb. 11, 1759, d. there 
Mar. 17, 1798, studied law, sec. of state of 
N. Y. State Oct. 23, 1784, till death (m. 
Feb. 18, 1785, Juliana, dau. of William and 
Susanna Sitgraves, and sister of the dis- 
tinguished Samuel Sitgraves of Easton, 
Pa.); son of John Morin of New York 
city, b. there 1730, d. in Sept., 1784, grad. 
Yale Coll. 1746, eminent N. Y. lawyer, 
alderman of Outward 1757-62, Committee of 
One Hundred 1775, member Prov. Congress 
and Convention of N. Y. 1775-6, brig.-gen. of 
N. Y. Militia June 9, 1776, to Mar. i, 1777, 
took part in campaign around N. Y. 1776, 
member Council of Appointment 1777, of 
State Senate 1777-82, sec. of state of N. Y. 
State Mar. 13, 1778, till death, member 
Continental Congress 1779-83, honorary 
member of Soc. of Cincinnati 1784, trustee 
Presb. church 1776 (m. Helena, dau. of 
Peter Rutgers, desc. of Rutger Jacobsen 
van Schoendewoerdt who sailed from the 



Texel for New Netherlands Oct. i, 1636); 
only son of John of New York city, b. 

1702, bp. Aug. 16, 1702, d. Apr. 30, 1733, 
merchant, admitted freeman of N. Y. city 
1726, had land near Ft. Hunter on the 
Mohawk river (m. Marian Morin, b. Oct. i, 

1703, youngest dau. of Peter, merchant and 
brazier of N. Y., a Huguenot refugee); 
eldest son of John of N. Y., d. there in 
June, 1725, bred a merchant, settled in New 
York abt. 1700, prize master there 1702, 
freeman there 1702, burgher of Glasgow and 
Peebles 1709, lieut. of Independent Co. of 
Fusileers posted at N. Y, 1710, command- 
ant of Ft. Hunter on the Mohawk erected 
1711, till death, had four sons: John above, 
Patrick, Hunter, Vincent, and five daugh- 
ters (m. Magdalena Vincent, granddau. of 
the Hollander Adrian Vincent who was in 
N. Y. as early as July 16, 1645, and had 
land on Broad street); third son of first bar- 
onet of Ancrum, Roxburgshire, Scotland. 

BAKER, WALTER FARNSWORTH of 
Boston, Mass., b. there Nov. 11, 1870, 
and EDWARD FARNSWORTH, b. Dec. 
17, 1865; sons of William Emerson of 
Boston, Mass., b. there Apr. 16, 1828, d. 
there Jan. 5, 1888, was in the Grover and 
Baker Sewing Machine Co., and on retire- 
ment from business devoted his time 
largely to the furtherance of educational 
matters, was one of the first to propose and 
befriend the Mass. Inst, of Technology (m. 
Sept. 20, i860, Charlotte Augusta, dau. of 
Walter Farnsworlh of Boston, desc. of 
Matthias of Lynn); son of Abel of Boston, b. 
at Littleton, Mass., June 16, 1778, d. at Bos- 
ton in Aug., 1867 (m. Dec. 3, 1807, Sarah, 
b. Dec. 22, 1791, dau. of Joseph and Eunice 
[Cook] Reed of Woburn, Mass.), had 
eight children, seven of whom he survived: 
William Emerson ist., Edward Francis, 
Charlotte Henrietta, Abel, Louisa, Sarah 
Reed, Susan Huntington, William Emer- 
son; son of Timothy of Lincoln, Mass., 
b. at Stowe, Mass., Nov. 4, 1730, d. Apr. 
14, 1810 (m. 1802 Mary, dau. of Capt. Sam- 
uel Dakin of Sudbury, Mass.), had ten 
children: Polly m. Josiah Kittredge of Mt. 
Vernon, N. Y., Hannah m. Levi Whitcomb 
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worth of Groton, Mass., Beulah, Lydia, 
Alice, Samuel Dakin, Abel, Timothy, 
Nina; son of Capt. Joseph of Lincoln, 
Mass., the wealthiest settler (m. 1716 Alice 
Jeffts, who survived him and m. Col. Lewis 
of Old Reading, Mass.), had eight children: 
Capt. Joseph, Jr., William, Thomas, John, 
Timothy, Charles, Alice, Lydia; son of 
William of Concord, Mass. (m. 1681 Eliza- 
beth Dutton of Woburn); son of William, 
who came from England with his wife 
Mary in 1660. 

FELT, LEVI LINCOLN of Hartford, 
Conn., b. at New York city Nov. 25, 
1849 ("!• Nov. 10, 1875, Edna Louise, b. 
Oct. 10, 1855, d. Sept. 24, 1888, dau. of 
Sharon and Emily [Hancock] Chapin, 
desc. of Dea. Samuel of Springfield, Mass.), 
has two children: Marion and William 
Hunter; son of Festusof Brooklyn, N. Y., 
b. at Springfield, Mass., Mar. 8, 1814 (m. 
Dec. 9, 1844, Sarah King, dau. Levi and 
Malinda [Miles] Lincoln of Hartford, desc. 
of Thomas the Miller, of Taunton, Mass.); 
son of Jacob of Springfield, Mass., b. at 
W. Springfield Feb. 7, 1789, d. at West- 
field Oct. II, 1827 (m. Aug. 7, 1811, Abi- 
gail, dau. of Eliphalet and Abigail [Pease] 
Chapin, desc. of Dea. Samuel of Spring- 
field); son of Joseph of W. Sprignfield, b. 
at Somers, Conn., Sept. 15, 1758, d. at W. 
Springfield Sept. 14, 1849, a soldier in 
Revolution (m. pub. Sept. 28, 1782, Sarah 
Hill of Enfield, Conn.); son of Joseph of 
Somers, Conn., b. at Salem, Mass., bp. 
July 20, 1701, d. at W. Springfield, Mass., 
abt. 1780 (m. Aug. 10, 1736, Hannah Bigbe 
of Somers); son of Samuel of Rowley, 
Mass., b. at Casco Bay, Me., d. at Rowley, 
removed from Casco Bay abt. 1690, prob- 
ably on account of the Indian troubles and 
settled near Salem, Mass. (m. Elizabeth 

); son of Oeorg:e, Jr., of Casco Bay, 

Me., bp. at Charlestown, Mass., Jan. 26, 
1639, ^' Sept. 23, 1676, killed by the Indians 
on Mount-Joyes island (now House island) 
in Casco Bay, was well known as an Indian 
fighter, and more active against the enemy 
than any other man in the region of Casco 
Bay, dying universally regretted (see Hub- 
bard's Indian Wars) (m. abt. 1655, Jane, 



dau. of Samuel and Jane Andrews); son of 
George, came. probably from Wales, and 
settled at Charlestown, Mass., in 1633 with 
his wife Elizabeth Wilkinson, removed to 
Casco Bay abt. 1643, had large possessions 
there, which were wrested from him in his 
old age, and he removed with his wife to 
Maiden, Mass., where he died in 1693 aged 
92, and his wife d. 1694. 

DENHAM, EDWARD of New Bedford, 
junior partner of T. M. Denham and 
Brother, in 1874 inaugurated a series of 
cheap high class musical entertainments 
which have since been given yearly, mem- 
ber of several historical societies of America 
and England, has collected one of the three 
largest private libraries of his native town, 
interested in the history of America and 
English literature, has assisted several in 
the compiling and editing of books, among 
which is Prey's Soubriquets and Nickna?nes, 
an occasional contributor to periodicals and 
newspapers under various pseudonyms, has 
completed several indexes among which is 
Digby's Journal of I'j'jt-i'jii, Albany 1887, 
and has in preparation an elaborate index 
to the first nine vols, of the Maine Hist. 
Soc, b. Oct. 30, 1849; third son of Tilson 
Bourne, b. at Rochester, Mass., April 8, 
1813, a baker at New Bedford during the 
palmy days of the whale-fishery, represen- 
tative in the State Legislature 1854-55, held 
several city oflSces, the incorporation of 
New Bedford as a city in 1847 partially due 
to his exertions, being one of the few that 
desired it (m. Oct. 9, 1836, Rachel Gilbert, 
dau. of Giles Leach of Easton, Mass.); the 
eldest son of Tilsou, b. at Plympton, Mass., 
Dec. 28, 1786 (m. Anna Jenney, dau. of 
Paul Blankinship of Rochester, Nov. 19, 
1809), served in Rochester Militia in 1813- 
14, moved to New Bedford 1817, interested 
in military affairs, a baker, teacher of sing- 
ing, of much local celebrity as a singer, d. 
July 14, 1875; second son of Silas of 
Plympton, b. Mar. 28, 1749, served in first 
Massachusetts Regiment 1775, enlisted 
again in 1776 for service at Fort Edward, 
served forty days in Rhode Island, 1781, 
is said never in his whole life to have shown 
a symptom of fear (m. 1773 Mary Tilson), 



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d. July 23, 1815; the eldest son of Sylva- 
nus, b. at Plympton 1714 (m. Rebecca, 
dau. of Abel Crocker), prominent in church 
affairs, d. 1796; the eldest son of Israel, 
b. at Plympton 1689 (m. Joanna Rickard); 
the third son of Eleazer of Plymouth, 
made a freeman 1689; the eldest son of 
Joseph of Plymouth (m. ist, Mercy, dau. 
of Nathaniel Morton 1657, who d. Feb. 19, 
1667, m, 2d, Esther Wormwell, Aug. 20, 
1669), admitted a freeman 1657; the eighth 
son of John, who was at Plymouth 1633, 
deacon 1639, the same year representative 
and several times after, d. Mar. 2, 1669. 
Giles Leach, second son of Tilson Bourne 
of New Bedford, living in Flint, Mich., has 
a son Henry Henderson, b. June 27, 1870, 
who is the tenth in a direct line from John 
of Plymouth. The name spelled Denham, 
Dunham, Dunhame, and Donham on old 
records. 

PEYTON, JOHN LEWIS of Steephill by 
Staunton, Va., lawyer, litterateur, 
author, b. Sept. 15, 1824, grad. B. L. at 
Univ. of Va. 1845, despatched by Danl. 
Webster, Sec. of State, to England, France 
and Austria in 1852, returned in 1853 and 
resided two years at Chicago, major First 
Chicago Reg., lieut.-col. Eighteenth Bat., 
N. G., owing to his high rank at the, bar 
was tendered by Pres. Pierce the office of 
U. S. district atty. for Utah 1855, which he 
declined owing to ill-health, returned to Va. 
and was elected magistrate, bank director, 
and to other offices in Augusta co., and in 
1861, while raising a force for the Confed. 
arm}', was appointed C. S, agent to England 
and Frante, broke the blockade of Charles- 
ton, S. C, in the C. S. man-of-war iVaj/^- 
ville, and arrived in England Nov., 1861, 
sojourned in England and on the Continent 
and in the Channel Islands 1861-76, was 
entertained by Napoleon III at the Tuille- 
ries, and made the acquaintance of the lead- 
ing statesmen, etc., of England, France and 
Italy, was received in the Vatican by Car- 
dinal Antonelli, elected fellow of the Royal 
Geographical Soc. of London, and member 
of the Society of Americanist of Prussia, 
and hon. mem. of Virginia Hist, and other 
learned societies, author of The Americatt 



CHsis, History of Augusta Co., Va., etc., 
etc. (m. Dec. 17, 1855, Henrietta Clark, 
dau. of Col. John C. Washington of Ver- 
non, N. C.,of the illustrious Washington 
family of Va., who m. Mary Bond, a desc. 
of one of the pilgrim fathers, and has one 
son, Lawrence Washington Howe Peyton); 
son of John Howe of Montgomery Hall, 
Augusta CO., Va., b. in Stafford co., Va., in 
1778, d. at Montgomery Hall in 1847, jurist, 
scholar, statesman, attorney for common- 
wealth of Va. thirty-five years, an able crim- 
inal and common-law lawyer, public prose- 
cutor, State senator eight years, memb, of 
the House of Delegates, major in the 
army of 1812, the greatest criminal lawyer 
and public prosecutor that Virginia has 
ever had (m. ist, Agatha, dau. of Wil- 
liam Strother Madison of Va., nephew of 
Bishop James Madison of Va. and of Gov. 
George Madison of Ky. [and left one son, 
William Madison Peyton of Roanoke co., 
Va., d. 1868, educated at Princeton and 
Yale colleges, lawyer, memb. of the Va. 
House of Delegates, was tendered the posi- 
tion of secretary of legation to Paris 1829, 
but declined, as also the position of U. S. 
dist. atty. for W. Va. (m. 1826 Sally, dau. 
of Judge Allen Taylor), a man of extensive 
acquirements, charming manners and a bril- 
liant speaker and conversationalist], John 
H. Peyton m. 2d, Ann Montgomery, dau. 
of Major John Lewis of Va., grandson of 
Col. John Lewis, the Huguenot founder of 
Augusta CO., Va., and nephew of Gen. An- 
drew Lewis, the hero of Point Pleasant 
and brigadier-general in Revolutionary 
army. Major Lewis m. a dau. of Col. Wm. 
Preston, and thus, his dau., Ann M. Lewis, 
mother of J. L. Peyton, was a cousin of 
Hon. Wm. C. Preston of S. C, Gov. James 
McDowell of Va., Gen, Peter B. Porter 
of N. Y., Gen. John C. Breckenridge, 
Vice-Pres. of U. S., and others of distinc- 
tion); son of John R. of Stafford co., Va., 
b. 1752, d. 1797, an officer in the Revolu- 
tionary army, cousin of Col. Francis Pey- 
ton, member of the Va. Convention of 1776, 
and member of the Va. House of Delegates 
1776-84, also cousin of Col. Harry Peyton, 
who, when he heard that his third and last 
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cannon ball from the British fleet bombard- 
ing Charleston, S. C, 1780, exclaimed, 
'* Would to God I had another to put in 
his place." J. R, P. was son of John of 
Stony Hill, Stafford co., Va., a man of un- 
deviating rectitude, constant in friendship 
and active in benevolence (m. Elizabeth, 
dau. of Col. John Rouzee of Essex co., 
Va., a desc, of Dr. Lodewick Rouzee, a 
litterateur of the reign of James I, who 
published in 1630 The Queenes Welles). 
Col. RowzEE Peyton, younger brother of 
John H., b. in Stafford co., Va., 1790, d. at 
Geneva, N. Y., 1872, m. ist, Ann Gallagher 
of Va. and by her had two children: i, Ber- 
nard, who m. ist, in Michigan and dying 
there in 1886 left issue: Ann and Mary, m. 
2d, and left issue: Frederick and Elizabeth, 
ii, Ann Eliza, m. Bronson Murray of New 
York city, who has issue : {a) James B. 
Murray, a lawyer there, {b) Caroline Mur- 
ray, who m. Lucius Wilmerding of N. Y. 
and have issue Edith and Lucius, {c) Olivia, 
m. William Bayard Cutting of New York 
city and have issue: Bayard Cutting and 
Justine Cutting, (^) John Archibald, unm., 
{e) Ann Peyton, unm. Col. R. Peyton of 
Geneva m. 2d, Eliza, dau. of Col. James 
B. Murray of Murray Hill, N. Y. city, and 
left issue : i, Hamilton Murray Peyton, 
pres. First Nat. Bank of Duluth, Minn., 
1888, who m. Martha Newton of Syracuse, 
N. Y., in 1864, and has eight children: 
Mary, William Rowzee, Josephine, Bron- 
son Murray, Martha, Hamilton Howe, 
Alice and Edith, ii, Mary Murray Peyton, 
m. T. Rush Spencer, M. D., prof, in Ge- 
neva, N. Y., Medical College, and left 
issue: Mary, Minnie and Kate M., Hi, Olivia 
Peyton m. Henry Lawrence, a son of Wm. 
Steuben and grandson of Baron F. A. De 
Zeng and has issue: Ann Peyton, Harry 
Lawrence, and Josephine, iv, Louisa Pey- 
ton unm. 

The two original settlers in the colony of 
Virginia, John and Robert Peyton, were 
both of the ancient Isleham Peyton stock, 
which sprung from Reginald de Peyton, a 
nephew of William de Malet, one of the 
great barons who accompanied William I to 
the conquest of England, and was his mace 
bearer at the battle of Hastings. From 

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him sprung Sir Robert Peyton de Ufford, 
who was summoned to Parliament as a 
Baron Jan., A. D., 1308, and was so dis- 
tinguished in the wars of Gascony in the 
reigns of Edward H and HI, that he was 
granted the town and castle of Orford in 
county Suffolk, and also for the per- 
sonal danger he incurred in arresting 
Mortimer and some of his adherents in the 
castle of Nottingham, a further grant of 
large landed possessions. In eleventh of 
Edward HI he was created Earl of Suffolk 
and was sent on an embassy to treat for 
peace with David Bruce, King of Scotland. 
The same year he was with the Earl of 
Derby at the battle of Cagent. In twelfth 
Edward III he served in Flanders and 
Brittany. Five years later he was sent 
as ambassador to Rome, touching a peace 
between England and Philip de Valois. 
Many years later he was in France with the 
Black Prince and at the battle of Poictiers 
and obtained the highest military renown 
by his skill as a leader and his personal 
courage. He was elected a Knight of the 
Garter. The prominent members of the 
family in America not noticed previously 
have been Henry Peyton of Westmoreland 
CO., who took up 400 acres of land in 
Westmoreland co., Va., Nov. i, 1657; 
Valentine Peyton, a colonel in the British 
army, who entered 1,600 acres July 20, 
1662; Robert Peyton, a major in the 
British army, who entered 10,000 acres in 
New Kent Apr. 23, 1681; Thomas Peyton 
of Gloucester co., Va., who entered 150 
acres June 16, 1758, he was a member of 
the House of Delegates of Virginia 1781; 
Yelverton Peyton, lieut. U. S. A. 1794; 
Garnett Peyton, capt. U. S. A. 1799; Francis 
Peyton, M. D., surgeon U. S. A. 1799; 
Robert Peyton, capt. U. S. A. 1812, d. 1813; 
James R. Peyton, capt. U. S. A. 1813, d. 
1814; John S. Peyton, capt. U. S. A. 1813, 
resigned 1816; Bernard Peyton, capt. U. S. 
A. 1813, resigned 1816, adjutant-general of 
Virginia; Ricaard H. Peyton, capt. U. S. A. 
1839, d. the same year in Florida, a dis- 
tinguished graduate of West Point; Balie 
Peyton, M. C. 1835-37, appointed sec. of 
war 1841, but declined, colonel of Fifth 
Lousiana regiment in the Mexican war, and 



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voted a sword of honor by the State of 
Louisiana, in 1848-52 minister plenipoten- 
tiary to Chili, and later U. S. district attor- 
ney for California, he was a splendid soldier, 
an eloquent speaker and was called the 
" silver tongued orator; " Col. John Peyton, 
commissary-general of the Revolutionary 
army, appointed by Legislature of Va. 1779; 
Craven Peyton of Monteagle, Albemarle 
co.,Va., m. Jane Jefferson, dau. of Randolph 
Lewis, whose mother was a sister of the 
great Jefferson, who was most affectionately 
attached to Mr. C. Peyton and for years was 
his constant correspondent; he left a son 
Col. Charles L. Peyton of Greenbrier co., 
W. Va., one of the first men in his State. 
Col. Henry Peyton, of Revolutionary fame, 
left a daughter Fanny, who m. Chancellor 
John Brown of Augusta co., Va., and left 
issue: Judge Jas. E. Brown, uncle of Gen. 
L E. B. Stuart; 2, Martha, who m. Judge 
B. G.Baldwin, and they left issue, i, Hon. 
John B. Baldwin, M. C, and col. of Fifty- 
second Virginia regt. C. S. A., m. a dau. of 
the celebrated lawyer John Howe Peyton; 
Fanny, m. Hon. A. H. H. Stuart, M. C. 
and sec. of the interior 1852; 3, Mary, m. 
Col. James M. Ranson; 4, Peggy, m. C. L 
Stuart. Joseph H. Peyton, M. C. for 
Tennessee; Sam'l O. Pe)'^ton, M. C. for 
Kentucky; Judge E. G. Peyton, chief jus- 
tice of Mississippi, an eminent jurist; Col. 
Rob't L. Y. Peyton, a Missouri State sena- 
tor, and a senator for Missouri in the Con- 
federate Congress, a colonel in the C. S. A., 
he was a man of extraordinary talent and 
such rare oratorical powers that he was 
styled the " Patrick Henry of the West," 
he was B. L. in 1843, Univ. of Virginia. 
The name is derived from Peyton Hall, a 
township and manor in Suffolk co., Eng., 
granted to the founder of the family by 
William the Conqueror. The arms are — 
sable, a cross engrailed or, in the second 
quarter, a mullet ar. Crest, a griffin sejeant. 
Motto — '*■ Patior Potior, I labor, I secure." 

PLUMB, HENRY BLACKMAN of 
Askam, Pa., b. at Sugar Notch, Pa., 
Nov. 13, 1829, educated at Wilkes-Barre 
Acad., served in Rebellion 1863, lawyer, 
author of History of Hanover Township 



and Wyoming Valley 1885 (m. Sept. 28, 
1851, Emma L., b. Oct. 2, 1835, d. 
July 21, 1859, dau. of Ashbel Ruggles, 
son of Alfred of Hanover, Pa.); son of 
Charles of Hanover, Pa., b. at Ches- 
ter, Mass., Aug. 4, 1802, d. at Harford, 
Pa., Feb. 14, 1831, a very ingenious me- 
chanic, maker of carding machines for 
wool (m. Dec. 21, 1828, Julia Anna, dau. 
of Elisha and Anna [Hurlbut] Blackman, 
he was a survivor of the Wyoming massa- 
cre 1778, and d. Dec. 5, 1845, son of Elisha 
of Wilkes-Barre, son of Elisha of Lebanon, 
Conn.); son of Jacob of Prompton, Pa., 
b. at Middletown, Conn., Mar. 31, 1776, d. 
at Prompton Sept. 17, 1853, maker of card- 
ing machines (m. 1794 his cousin Rhoda, b. 
Oct. 5, 1778, d. Sept. 17, 1872, dau. of 
Charles and Susanna [Starr] Plumb); son 
of Jacob of Kingston, Pa.,b. at Middle- 
town, Conn., Mar. 27, 1751, d. at Kingston, 
Pa., 1822, a patriot of the Revolution, com- 
manded a privateer from Middletown, 
Conn., after the war removed to Chester, 
Mass., cabinet-maker (m. at Middletown 
abt. 1771 Prudence Powers, b, Aug. 24, 
1748); son of Waitstill John of Middle- 
town, Conn., b. at Milford, Conn., abt. 
1715, bp. June 8, 1718, d. at Middletown 
after 1789 (m. at Wallingford, Conn., July 
28, 1737, Rhoda Curtis and had nine chil- 
dren); son of Joseph of Milford, b. i68o(?) 
and d. there (m. Dec. 5, 1709, Elizabeth 
Bailey and had eight children, bp. between 
June 8, 1718, and Aug. 2, 1724); supposed 
to be grandson of Robert of Milford, 
Conn., m. there and had six children, bp. 
between Feb., 1644 and July 8, 1655. The 
name is probably derived from the builders' 
instrument of that name, tho* it maybe from 
the French plomb, lead. It is spelled in 
various ways. Plum, Plume, Plumb, and 
Plumbe.but generally Plumb. 

HALE, GEORGE SILSBEE of Boston, 
Mass., b. at Keene, N. H., Sept. 24, 
1825 (m. Nov. 25, 1868, Ellen [Sever] Teb- 
bets, dau. of Col. John Sever of Kingston, 
Mass., desc. of the pilgrims Warren, White 
and Winslow); son of Saliua of Keene, N. 
H., b. at Alstead, N. H., Mar. 7, 1787, d. 
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law)'er, historian of the U. S., State repre- 
sentative and senator, member of 15th U. 
S. Congress, trustee Dartmouth Univ., sec. 
to comrs. under 5th Art., Treaty of Ghent, 
as to N. E. boundary of U. S., clerk Court 
Common Pleas and Supreme Court of N. 
H. (m. Jan. 4, 1820, Sarah Kellogg King 
of Suffield, Conn., b. at Boston Aug. 31, 
1798, d. Apr. 19, 1865, dau. of Seth and 
Susan King, he the son of Capt. Josiah 
and Mindwell [Burt] King, his uncle, Capt. 
Seth King, served as an officer in the French 
war, and was at the capture of Havana); 
son of David of Alstead, N. H., b. Mar. 10, 
1758, d. there Oct. 26, 1822, served in Con- 
tinental army during the whole war (m. 
Sept. 6, 1781, Hannah Emerson of Haver- 
hill, b. Oct. 7, 1762, d. Nov. 28, 1822); son 
of Joseph of Alstead, N. H., b. Feb. 9, 
1728-g, d. June 6, 1814 (m. Abigail [Smith] 
Wise, d. Oct. 3, 1808); son of Edmund of 
Haverhill and Alstead, b. Oct. 7, 1703, d. 
at Alstead May 29, 1788 (m. May 16, 1728, 
Martha Sawyer); son of Henry, b. Oct. 20, 
1666-67 (m. Sept. II, 1695, Sarah Kelly), 
d. Nov., 1724; son of John, b. in Eng. 
Apr. ig, 1635 (m. 2d, Dec. 8, 1663, Sarah 
Somerby); son of Thomas, b. in Eng. May 

or June, 1606 (m. Thomasine ), came 

from Watton at Stone in Hertfordshire to 
Newbury, Mass., about 1638. 

NEFF, PETER, Jr., A. M., of Cleve- 
land, O., b. at Gam.bier, O., grad. 
Adelbert Coll, 1884, Fellow in Physics, do., 
1884-5, engaged in artificial refrigeration at 
Cleveland; son of Peter, A. M., of Cleve- 
land, b. at Cine, O., Apr. 13, 1827, educ. 
Yale Coll. 1845, grad. Kenyon Coll. 1849, 
alumnus Bexley Hall Theol. Sem., retired 
from ministry P. E. church 1866, intro- 
duced iron plates in photography — the 
Melanotype — manufacturer of carbon from 
natural gas, proprietor NefF Diamond Black 
Co., with trade-mark Diamond Black, for 
full analysis, description, etc., see tenth- 
vol. of Tenth Census of the U. S., report 
by S. F. Peckham, special agent, "On the 
Production, Technology and Uses of Pe- 
troleum and its Products," also Geological 
Survey of Ohio, vol. 6, residence from i860 
to 1888, Gambler, Knox co., Ohio, had chil- 



dren: Elizabeth Clifford NefF, compiler of 
the Naf-NefF history entitled A Chronicle^ 
together with a little Romance regarding Ru- 
dolf and Jacob Ndf of Frank ford, Pa.y and 
their Descendants, including an Account of 
the Neffs of Switzerland and America, which 
see for fuller details, Thomas J., deceased, 
William, deceased, Rebekah and Peter, 
above (m. Feb. 27, 1850, Sarah A., dau. 
late Rev. Thos. J. Biggs, professor in Lane 
Theol. Seminary, pres. Cine. Coll., niece of 
James Biggs, author History Miranda's At- 
tempt to Effect a Revolution in South America 
1809); son of William of Cincinnati, O., 
b. at Frankford, Pa., Feb. 7, 1792, d. at 
Cine. Nov. 25, 1856 (m. May 19, 1825, 
Elizabeth ClifFord Wayne of English de- 
scent); son of Peter of Frankford, Pa., b. 
there Feb. 15, 1764, d. there Aug. 14, 1804 
(m. Mar. 4, 1784, Rebecca Scout); son of 
Rudolf Naf of Frankford, Pa., born in 
Switzerland in 1727, d. at Frankford, Pa., 
Feb. 14, 1809; son of Jacob, who was de- 
scended, thro' the line Heinrich, Jacob, 
Hans, Hans, Heini, from Adam Naf, who 
helped to rescue the banner of Zurich in 
the fight at Cappel 1531, where Zwingli fell, 
for which bravery was bestowed upon him 
and his descendants the right of citizenship 
to the town of Zurich. 



MARVIN, JAMES I 
Springs, N. Y., b. at 



M. of Saratoga 
Ballston, N. Y., 
Feb. 27, 1809, removed to Saratoga Springs 
in 1830, and established the United States 
Hotel, which under his management be- 
came the most famous summer hotel in the 
United States, the resort of the wealth and 
fashion of the country, was member of 
Assembly from Saratoga 1846, elected rep- 
resentative in thirty-eighth Congress 1862, 
re-elected 1864, again 1866, served on 
various important committees and enjoyed 
the friendship of the prominent politicians 
of both partjesJm^ejlL^26* I&38, Rhoby 
Hr^arTTum, and had children: i, Mary 
Benedict, b. Sept. 19, 1839, ii, Frances 
Barnum, b. Oct. 4, 1841, Hi, Caroline Bar- 
num, b. Sept. 17, 1843, iv, William James, 
b. July 30, 1846, d. Oct. 29, 1855, V, Rhoby, 
b. Oct. 30, 1858); son of William of Malta, 
N. Y., b. at Norw^lk, Cpnn., Oct. 19, 1768, 



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d. at Malta Feb. 27, 1839 (m. Mar. 5, 1793, 
Mary Benedict); son of William, b. at 
Norwalk, Conn., Mar. 24, 1740, d. at 
Malta, N. Y., Mar. 4, 1810 (m. Nov. 10, 
1767, Susannah Wright); son of Josiall of 
Norwalk, Conn., d. there 1780; son of 
Samuel of Norwalk, Conn., representa- 
tive in Gen. Court 1718; son of Mathew, 
b. in England 1627, d. at Norwalk, Conn., 
after 1678, an original proprietor of Nor- 
walk, representative in Gen. Court 1694-7 

(m. Mary ); son of Matliew, b. in 

England 1600, d. at Norwalk 1680 (m. ist, 

Elizabeth , mother of his children, 

m. 2d, Mrs. Alice Kellogg), having taken 
the oath of allegiance, came from the port 
of London to New England with his wife 
and five children in ship Increase in 1635, 
and was one of the original proprietors of 
Hartford, Conn., removed to Norwalk at 
its settlement, representative from there to 
Gen. Court in 1654, 

BRADBURY, JOHN TERRILL, b. in 
New York city Oct. 4, 1812, raised in 
New York city, practiced dentistry at Nor- 
folk, Va., 1834 (m. there Oct. 20, 1834, 
Marguerite Grey, daughter of Caleb and 
Nancy [Walker] Ives), removed to Edenton, 
N. C, thence to Havre de Grace, Md., in 
1847, there learned telegraphy, had charge 
of main office there 1848-62, commissioned 
to establish telegraph between cities of 
Mexico and Puebla 1851, remained there 
two years, acquired Spanish language, in 
Aug., 1855, his wife and four of his six 
children fell victims to cholera (m. 2d, June 
4, 1857, Mary Malvina Reasin of Havre de 
Grace, who d. Feb. 10, 1862), appointed 
consul to St. Paul de Loando, Africa, 1863, 
set sail from Boston May 15, 1863, arrived 
there July 15, d. there Feb. 28, 1864, leav- 
ing four children: Sarah, m. Dr. A. Trego 
Shertzer of Baltimore, John Thotnas of 
Wilmington, m. Mar. 28, 1872, Emma Su)'- 
dam and has two children, Harry Terrill 
and Florence Shertzer, Frank Reasin of 
San Francisco, m. Sept. 22, 1885, Martha 
Keith of Bel Air, Md., and has one child, 
Ethel, Mary Ella of Baltimore; son of 
James of New York city, b. there (?) Aug. 
4, 1787, d. there July 14, 1832 (m. ist, June 



16, 1811, Sarah, b. Jan. 19, 1792, d. June 
13, 1825, dau. of Jacob and Mary [Bloom- 
field] Terrill, m. 2d, Ruth Rollins, a widow 
with three sons: Scott, Treadwell and Piatt), 
had 5 ch. by ist wife: John T. above, Eliza, 
b. Mar. 9, 1815, d. May 20, 1818, Harriet, 
b. Mar. 13, i8i7(m. Henry Wanser), William, 
b. Sept. 2, 1819, Mary Ann,b. Dec. 22, 1822 
(m. Geo. Butler); son of James (?) (m. Susan 
), supposed to have come from Eng- 
land to New York city, bringing a title to 
sixty acres of bounty land in New York 
city, had eleven children: James above, 
John, Charles, Nancy, Timothy, George, 
Catherine, Nathan, Allen, Susan (m. ist, 
Nathan Reed, m. 2d, Thomas Oak), Mary 

Magdelene Troterhues (m. Clark). 

Mary Bloomfield was one of the heroic 
women of the Revolution, her sister Agnes 
m. Randolph Freeman, her five children 
were: Joseph (who m. and had four children: 
Scott, Ann Pinner, Randolph and Gertrude), 
Frederick (m. and had two children: Rachel 
and Henrietta), Phebe (m. Jason Ives and 
had two sons: Walter and George), Jacob 
and Thomas, who settled in Cincinnati. 

SHERTZER, A. TREGO of Baltimore, 
Md., b. at Rohrsville, Pa., physician, 
educated at Grinton Acad., Belair Acad., 
apothecary to Naval Asylum at Phila. 1862, 
surgeon apothecary U. S. N. on U. S. 
steamer Mary Sanford during her cruises 
among the Bahamas, West Indies and 
Gulf of Mexico, grad. Univ. of Md. 1869, 
surgeon in Prussia during Franco-Prussian 
war 1870-71, practiced at Baltimore since, 
author Trego Genealogy (m. Oct. 7, 1875, 
Sarah C. Bradbury and has two children: 
Tyrrel Bradbury Shertzer and Edna Grey 
Shertzer); son of Jacob of Harford co., 
Md., b. in East Hempfield, Pa., June 
15, 1820 (m. Mary Trego); son of Jacob 
of Manor township. Pa., b. there Nov. 26, 
1786, d. there Dec. 30, 1833, had four chil- 
dren : Jacob above, Catherine, b. July 4, 1824, 
m. Jacob Dunkel, Abraham, b. Mar. 26, 
1828, John, b. Oct. 24, 1831, m. Annie Hess 
(m. Sept. 24, 1816, Catherine Hoffiens, b. 
Mar. 9, 1799, d. in July, 1885, dau. of Jacob 
and Dorothea); son of John of Lancaster 
CO., Pa,, had children: Elizabeth, Necomer, 



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133 



David and Jacob above; son of Christian, 

one of the first settlers of Manor township, 
Lancaster co., Pa., emigrated from Austria 
1682. Name formerly Scherzer. 

CLARKE, SAMUEL CLARKE (^zV) of 
Marietta, Ga., b. at Newton, Mass., 
Feb. 27, 1806, in Boston 1816-30, Georgia 
1830-2, South America 1833, East Indies 
1834-6, Chicago 1839-71, Georgia 1879-88, 
mercantile pursuits, author of records of 
Clarke, Curtis, Hull and Fuller families 
(m. in Macinac June 4, 1849, Lucinda M., 
d. at Chicago May 2, 1859, dau. of John 
and Lucinda M. Larned of Providence, R. L), 
had one child, Edith, b. at Chicago Aug. 
28, 1851, d. Jan. 26, 1862, has one sister and 
four brothers: Sarah Freeman Clarke, b, 
Jan. 21, 1808, artist, James Freeman Clarke, 
b. Apr. 4, 1810, Unitarian minister and 
author, William Hull Clarke, b. Sept. 25, 
1812, civil engineer, ^3r<2/^aw Fuller Q\z.x\i%, 
b. Oct. 25, 1814, merchant, and Thomas Curtis 
Clarke, b. Sept. 6, 1827, civil engineer; son 
of Samuel of Boston, Mass. , b. there Feb. 
20, 1779, d. at Newton, Mass., Nov. 30, 
1830, M. D. from Dartmouth Coll., prac- 
ticed in Newton and Boston (m. May 18, 
1805, Rebecca Parker, b. Feb. 7, 1790, d. 
May 25, 1865, dau. of William Hull of 
Newton, gov. of Michigan 1805-12, desc. 
from Richard Hull, freeman in Boston 
1634, and dau. of Sarah, dau. of Abraham 
Fuller of Newton, representative, senator, 
judge, etc., desc. in fourth gen. from John 
Fuller of Newton 1644); son of Samuel of 
Boston, Mass., b. there Nov. 10, 1754, d. 
there Oct. 15, 1780, master of a ship 1773, 
merchant and ship-owner 1775, major in a 
Boston regiment 1777, served in R. L cam- 
paign 1778, where he contracted disease of 
which he died (m. May 19, 1778, Martha, 
b. July 20, 1755, d. July 24, 1841, dau. of 
Obadiah and Martha [Buckminster] Curtis 
of Boston, he desc. in fourth gen. from 
William, who came to Boston with Win- 
throp in 1630 from Nazing, Eng.); son of 
Barnabas of Boston, b. at Harwich, Mass., 
Feb. 10, 1722, d. at Boston Nov. 4, 1772, 
shipmaster in the London trade, after- 
ward an importing and shipping merchant 
at Boston (m. Apr. 25, 1748, Hepzibah, dau. 



of Thornton Barrett of Boston, desc. of 
Humphrey, who came from Wales to Bos- 
ton in 1640); son of Nathaniel of Harwich, 
Mass., b. there 1682, d. there, removed to 
Lyme, Conn., 1725, returned abt. 1735, 
farmer (m. ist, Apr. 26, 1720, Abigail 
Hedge of Yarmouth, m. 2d, Sept. 22, 1748, 
Lydia Freeman of Harwich); son of An- 
drew of Boston 1670-6, b. at Plymouth 
i635(?), d. at Harwich 1706, assist, council- 
lor and rep. to Gen. Court (m. 1671 Mehit- 
able, b. 1648, dau. of Thomas and Joan 
[Sanford] Scotto of Boston 1632, cabinet- 
maker, who owned a house and garden in 
School street, his brother Joshua was chief 
justice of Maine 1687, and the family date 
back to 1120 in Norfolk, Eng.); son of 
Thomas of Plymouth, d. there Mar. 24, 
1697, aged 98, came there in July, 1623, in 
ship Anne, removed to Boston 1655, rep. to 
Gen. Court 165 1-5, deacon forty years (m. 
ist, 1634, Susan Ring of Plymouth, m. 2d, 
1664, Mrs. Alice Nickols of Boston), was 
mate of the Mayflower and brought that 
vessel into Plymouth harbor Dec. 21, 1620, 
and was the first to land on an island in 
the harbor since known as Clarke's island 
and granted to his son Nathaniel, probably 
because his father was first to land 
there. Name derived from clericus, clerk, 
dark, a learned person. 

UNDERWOOD, LUCIEN MARCUS of 
Syracuse, N. Y., b. at New Woodstock, 
N. Y., Oct. 26, 1853, botanist, prof, of 
biology in Syracuse Univ. 1883-8, author 
of " Descriptive Catalog, of N. A. He- 
paticae " 1884, " Our Native Ferns and their 
Allies" third ed. 1888, contributor to 
numerous scientific journals, is preparing 
a genealogy of the Underwood family (m. 
Aug. 10, 1881, Marie Antoinette, dau. of 
Norman Spurr of Salisbury, Conn., desc. 
through Derrick^. Isaac*, Derick^, Johan- 
nes'^ from Johannes^ Spoor of Holland, who 
settled in Duchess co., N. Y.); youngest 
son of John Lincklsen of Cazenovia, N. 
Y., b. at New Woodstock, N. Y., June 13, 
1809, d. at Cazenovia Dec. 27, i860, farmer 
(m. Nov. 5, 1840, Jane Hannah, dau. of 
Wm. Smith, private in war of 1812, and Sally 
Dean Pollard, dau. of Jonathan, son of 



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John of Rutland, Mass.); )'oungest son of 
Marvel Daniel of New Woodstock, N. 
Y., b. at Woodstock, Conn., Feb. 15, 1773, 
d.at New Woodstock Oct. 23, 1835, farmer, 
carpenter, an early settler of New Wood- 
stock, a captain in war of 1812 (m. Betsy 
Lyon, b. at Woodstock, Conn., d. Feb. 10, 
1831); second son of Daniel of Wood- 
stock, Conn., b. at Sturbridge, Mass., Aug. 
14, 1744, d. at Woodstock Oct. 21, 1779, 
from his three sons have sprung numerous 
descendants (m. Jan. 24, 1769, Experience 
Kingsley of Woodstock, d. Sept. 20, 1794); 
eldest son of Nehemiah of Woodstock, 
Conn., b. at Watertown, Mass., May 5, 
1721, d. at Woodstock Oct. 20, 1752, dis- 
missed from church at Watertown to join 
that at Sturbridge Oct. 7, 1744, thence to 
that at Woodstock Nov. 5, 1749, from his 
seven sons have spread a large number 
of descendants (m. Feb. 5, 1743, Anna 
Marcy, d. July 4, 1776); probably a son of 
Jonathan of Boston, b. i685(?), mariner: 
son of Joseph of Watertown, Mass., b. 
1650, made will Feb. 16, 1691, proved Apr. 
7, 1691, and still preserved; son of Joseph, 
b. 1615 in London(?), Eng., settled at Hing- 
ham, Mass., 1637, admitted freeman at 
Watertown, Mass., 1645, d. there Feb. 17, 
1677. 

CODMAN, JOHN EAGER of Philadel- 
phia, b. at Camden, Me., Oct. 18, 1839, 
civil and mechanical engineer, assistant 
engineer and chief draughtsman of Bureau 
of Water of Phila. 1874 to date (m. Oct. 18, 
1865, Emily E., dau. of George and Eliza- 
beth Mahan of Elkton, Md., he a volunteer 
in war of 1812 and pensioner), had brother 
Dr. William S. Codman, brevet-major of 
vols. 1863-4, d. at St. George, Me., Jan. 3, 
1873, and sister Mary Louisa Codman m. 

Boyd, d. at Phila. Feb. 10, 1884; soti 

of William H. of- Camden, Me., b^at Port- 
land, Me., Sept. 23, 1806, d. at Camden 
May 3, 1879, grad. Bowdoin Coll. 1824, 
practiced law in Portland, removed to Cam- 
den 1837, attorney for Waldo co. several 
years, appointed by Pres. Pierce to clerk- 
ship in treas. dept. which he held until 
i860 (m. Mary S., d. Feb. 27, 1888, dau. of 
John and Martha [Howe] Eager of Shrews- 



bury, Mass.); son of William of Portland, 
Me., b. there, d. there Nov. 12, 1828 (m. in 
Dec, 1805, Lucretia, dau. of Rev. Peter T. 
and Elizabeth [Wendell] Smith, he son of 
Rev. Thomas Smith of Portland, she dau. 
of Jacob Wendell of Boston and desc. of 
Evert Jansen Wendell of Albany, N. Y., 
and of Gov. Simon Bradstreet of Mass.); 
son of Richard of Port4and, Me., b. at 
Charlestown, Mass., June 23, 1729, d. at 
Portland Sept. 12, 1793 (m. ist, July 10, 
1758, Ann Jones, m. 2d, Feb. 23, 1763, 
Sarah, dau. Rev. Thomas and Sarah [Tyng] 
Smith of Portland, he son of Capt. Thomas 
and Mary [Corwin] Smith, son of Capt. 
Thomas and Rebecca [Glover] Smith, she 
granddau. of Rev. John Elliot of Charles- 
town^; son of John of Charlestown, Mass., 
b. there Sept. 29, 1696, d. there in Sept., 
1755, poisoned by his slaves, two of whom 
were executed, one hanged in chains, the 
other burnt at the stake (m. 1718 Parnel, b, 
Aug. 25, 1696, dau. of Richard and Parnel 
[Winslow] Foster, she dau. of Isaac Wins- 
low, son of John and Mary [Chilton] Wins- 
low, she, Mary, claims to be the first woman 
who landed upon Plymouth rock from the 
Mayfiower); son of Stephen- of Charles- 
town, Mass., b. 1653, d. there Apr. 5, 1706 
(m. Nov. 19, 1674, Elizabeth, dau. Stephen 
Randall of Charlestown, Mass.); son of 
RoberAof Salem, Mass., who was received 
as an inhabitant Dec. 5, 1637, removed to 
Salisbury with first settlers. 

BATTEL!, ROBBINS of Norfolk, 
Conn., b. there, grad. Yale Coll. 1839 
(m. Aug. 18, 1849, Ellen Ryerson, dau. of 
George S. and Elizabeth [Ryerson] Mills 
of Newark, N. J., he desc. from Peter of 
Windsor, Conn.); son of Joseph of Nor- 
folk, Conn., b. there July 21, 1774, d. there 
Nov. 30, 1841 (m. July 24, 1805, Sarah, dau. 
of Rev. Ammi and Elizabeth [Le Baron] 
Robbins, she dau. of Dr. Lazarus and Lydia 
[Bradford] Le Baron, he son of Dr. Francis 
and Mary Wilder Le Baron), Joseph had 
other sons Joseph, Philip and John; son 
of William of Milford and Torringford, 
Conn., b. at Dedham, Mass., Aug. 12, 1748, 
d. at Torringford Feb. 29, 1832 (m. ist, 
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135 



Sherman Mitchell); son of John of Ded- 
ham, Mass., b. there Apr. 20, 1718, d. there 
Nov. 18, 1800 (m. Apr. 26, 1739, Mehitable, 
dau. of William and Mehitable [Welling- 
ton] Sherman); son of John of Dedham, 
Mass., b. there Apr. 17, 1689, d. there Feb. 
14, 1730 (m. Jan. g, 1710, Abigail Draper); 
son of John of Dedham, b. there July i, 
1652, d. there Sept. 20, 1712 (m. Nov. 18, 
1678, Hannah Holbrook); son of Thomas 
of Dedham, b. in England, d. at Dedham, 
Mass., Feb. 8, 1706, spelled his name Bat- 
telle, pronounced Battelly (m. Sept. 5, 1648, 
Mary, dau. of Joshua Fisher, Sr.). 

JESUP, HENRY GRISWOLD of Han- 
over, N. H., b. at Westport, Conn., 
Jan. 23, 1826, grad. Yale Univ., A. B. 1847, 
A. M. 1850, Union Theol. Sem. 1853, pas- 
tor Congregational church of Stanwich, 
Conn., 1854-62, prof, natural history in 
Chandler Scientific Dept. of Dartmouth 
Coll., and in the N. H. Coll. of Agriculture 
and the Mechanic Arts 1876, author of the 
"Jesup Genealogy" and various botanical 
compilations; second son by second m. of 
William Henry of Westport, Conn., b 
there Aug. 5, 1791, d. there Aug. 29, 1S60 
(m. ist, 1814, Charity Burr, dau. of Hon. 
Samuel B. Sherwood of Westport, m. 2d, 
1818, Mary Hannah, dau. of Appleton and 
Mary [Griswold] Riley of Goshen, Conn.); 
son of Major Ebenezer of Westport, Conn., 
b. at Green's Farm, Conn., 1767, d. at 
Westport, Conn., May 5, 1851, a wealthy 
shipping merchant (m. 1790 Sarah, dau. of 
Obadiah and Sarah [Adams] Wright of Nor- 
walk. Conn.); son of Dr. Ebenezer of 
Green's Farms, Conn., b. there Mar. 14, 
1739, d. there Dec. 8, 1812, grad. A. B. from 
Yale Univ. 1760, physician of wide repute, 
surgeon in Rev. army (m. May 6, 1764, 
Eleanor Andrews of Fairfield, Conn.); son 
of Capt. Edward of Green's Farms, Conn., 
b. there, bp. Mar. 7, 1697, d. there Sept. 30, 
1750 (m. Dec. 7, 1724, Sarah, dau. of Rich- 
ard Blackleach of Stratford, Conn.); son of 
Edward of Fairfield, Conn., b. at West 
Farms, N.Y., 1663, d. at Stamford, Conn., 
Dec. 28, 1732 (m. 1692 Elizabeth, dau. of 
John Hyde of Fairfield); son of Edward, 
who came from Yorkshire, Eng., prior to 



1649, belonged to the Broom Hall family of 
the name living near Sheffield, Eng., was 
one of the first settlers of Stamford, Conn., 
afterward of Newtown, L. I., and one of 
the two original patentees of West Farms, 
N. Y., where he was a magistrate and d. 
in 1666 (m. Elizabeth Burroughs, sister of 
John of Newtown). The name is a modifi- 
cation of the Italian Giuseppe — Joseph, and 
in the sixteenth century was already well 
established in England. 

DIX, Rev. MORGAN of New York city, 
b. there Nov. i, 1827, received his edu- 
cation in Albany, where he resided till 
1842, grad. Columbia Coll. 1848, and Gen- 
eral Theol. Sem. of the Episcopal church 
in 1852, ordained deacon the same year and 
priest in 1853, in 1855 assistant minister in 
Trinity parish, N. Y., in 1859 assistant rec- 
tor, Nov. 10, 1862, rector, delegate to the 
last four Gen. Conventions and president 
of the House of Deputies of the Gen. Con. 
in 1886, received the degree of S. T. D. 
from Columbia Coll. in 1863, and D. C. L. 
from the University of the South 1885, has 
published a number of works, among which 
are "Memoirs of John Adams Dix," New 
York, 1883, two vols. (m. June 3, 1874, 
Emily Woolsey, dau. of James T. and 
Agnes Gordon [Knox] Soutter of Norfolk, 
Va.), has three children: Catharine Morgan, 
John Adams and Emily Margaret Gordon; 
eldest son of John Adams, b. at Boscawen, 
N. H., July 24, 1798, d. at New York city 
Apr. 21, 1879, cadet U. S. army 1812, cap- 
tain Third Artillery and aide-de-camp to 
Gen. Brown 1819, adj. -gen. State of New 
York 1830, sec. of state 1833, member of 
Assembly 1841, U. S. senator 1845, N. Y. 
postmaster i860, sec. of treasury 1861, 
major-gen. U. S. Vols. 1861, naval officer 
of port of N. Y. 1866, minister to France 
1866, governor of State of New York 1872 
(m. May 29, 1826, Catharine, adopted dau. 
of John I. Morgan of N. Y.), had seven 
children: Morgan, Baldwin, John Wilkins, 
Elizabeth Morgan, Charles Temple, Kath- 
arine Morgan and Anna Maria; son of 
Timothy, Jr., of Boscawen, N. H., b. there 
Aug. 16, 1770, d. at French Mills, Canada 
East, Nov. 14, 1813, selectman, member N. 



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H. Legislature, lieut.-col. Fourteenth Reg. 
U. S. Infantry, died of fever on the Canada 
frontier in war of 181 2-3 (m. ist, Mar. 20, 
1792, Abigail Wilkins, d. Dec. 3, 1808, her 
father was captain in provincial service and 
killed at Quebec during Gen. Montgom- 
ery's campaign, m. 2d, July 3, 1809, Lucy 
D. Hartwell), had twelve children: son of 
Timothy of Boscawen, N. H., b. there 
Dec. 7, 1743, d. at Pembroke, N. H., June 
27, 1824, postmaster of Boscawen (m. ist, 
Rachel Burbank of Concord, N. H., d. Apr. 
13, 1793, and had two children, m. 2d, Mrs. 
Brown of Boscawen, no issue, m. 3d, Mrs. 
Eliza Cunningham, no issue); son of Jona- 
than of Boscawen Plain, N. H., b. at 
Reading Apr. 11, 1710, d. at Boscawen 
Dec. 24, 1804 (m. ist, June 28, 1739, Sarah, 
d. Sept. 30, 1775, dau. of Rev. Benjamin 
and Martha [Sherman] Shattuck, the first 
cousin of Hon. Roger Sherman, m. 2d, 
Mar. 17, 1779, Miriam Kneeland of Har- 
vard, Mass.), had thirteen children; son of 
John, b. at Ipswich, Mass., Mar. 12, 1658, 
d. at Reading, Mass., May 12, 1745 (m. ist, 
June 30, 1692, Lydia, d. June 9, 1699, m. 
2d, in May. 1700, widow Anna Fitch); 
grandson of Anthony, who landed at Ply- 
mouth 1623 from ship Ami, freeman 1631, 
sea captain, captured by pirate Bull 1632, 

moved to Salem 1632 (m. Tabitha ), 

wrecked on Cape Cod and drowned Dec. 
15, 1636. 

NICOLLS, WILLIAM JASPER of 
Philadelphia, b. at Camden, N. J., 
civil and mining engineer, formerly chief 
engineer Long Island railroad, construct- 
ing engineer Penna. Steel Co., now general 
manager Irvona Coal Co., member Am. 
Soc. C. E., also Am. Soc. M. E., author of 
" Railway Builder" (m. Jan. 2, 1882, Clara 
Valentine Lyon of Bellefonte, Pa., desc. of 
the old Penna. family of Lyon); second son 
of Jasper William, b. Exeter, Eng., June 
24, 1824, d. at Pottstown, Pa., 1863, edu- 
cated at Woolwich, Eng., came to America 
on the Euxine and landed May 19, 1850, 
civil engineer (m. Feb. 17, 1848, Ellen, 
eldest dau. Rev, William Baillie, principal 
of Kilkenny Coll. Ireland, rector of Clon- 
devadock); son of William Dann, b. at 



Thomastown, Ire., Mar. 2, 1783, d. at sea, 
returning from Jamaica, W. I., Nov. 19, 
1839, with Col. Seward of Gibraltar, after- 
ward at Minorca, Leghorn, Malta, Egypt, 
received gold medal for bravery in battle of 
Alexandria, afterward at Buenos Ayres, 
promoted deputy gov. of Jamaica (m. Jan. 
18, 1816, Maria, dau of James Graves, landed 
proprietor); son of CrUStavus, b. at Dun- 
cannon Fort, Ireland, Nov. 2, 1743, com- 
mandant there, afterward town major of 
Dublin (m. Sept. 2, 1777, Elizabeth Dann 
of Gillingham in Kent, d. Mar. 18, 1788); 
son of Jasper, b. at Duncannon Fort Apr. 
22, 1694, d. there July 4, 1778, keeper of 
his majesty's stores there (m. Mary, dau. 
of Rev. Dr. Darby of Ballygall, Ire.); son 
of Moses of Kilmakenny, Ire., b. in co. 
Longford 1642, d. at Duncannon Fort 1720; 
son of Captain Archibald of Col. Clay- 
ton's troopers, part of Oliver Cromwell's 
army (m. a dau. of Lieut. Colquhoon of 
same regiment and inherited large estates 
in Ireland). 

BORDEN, ARBA, Jr., of Boston, Mass., 
b. at Fall River, Mass., May 25, 1852 
(m. 1st, Dec. 31, 1871, Lizzie R. Hood of 
Fall River, d. July 8, 1880, m. 2d, Nov. 9, 
1884, Mary J. Kearney of Boston); son of 
Arba of Fall River, Mass., b. there May 
27, 1811, d. at Boston Jan. 21, 1885 (m. 
Sept. I, 1846, Olive M. Hewett of Fall 
River); son of Thomas of Fall River, 
Mass., d. Sept. 11, 1811 (m. Elizabeth 
Church); son of Daniel, b. 1749; son of 
Stephen of Fall River, b. Oct. 28, 1728 
(m. Oct. 8, 1748, Mary Gray); son of 
Stephen of Fall River, Mass., b. Aug. 10, 
1705 (m. Feb. 3, 1726, Penelope Read). 

DODGE, REUBEN RAWSON of Wil- 
kinsonville, Mass., b. there Apr. 3, 
1819, the projector of the " Rawson Gene- 
alogy," and of " History of Sutton, Mass.," 
is an industrious collector of historical and 
genealogical material (m. Sept. 13, 1853, 
Lydia H., dau. of David and Sarah Wood, 
he a member of Mass. Legislature 1853, and 
desc. from the Folgers and Tuppers of 
Nantucket); son of Jacob of Sutton, Mass., 
b. there in June, 1770, d. there Aug. 18, 
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largely to the interest of those around him 
(m. in Sutton 1801, Elizabeth, dau. of Ebe- 
nezer and Sarah [Chase] Rawson of Sutton, 
he a learned historian, she dau. of Hon. 
Samuel Chase of Cheshire, N. H., adesc. of 
Aquilla Chase who came to Newbury about 
1637, and a cousin of Right Rev. Philander 
Chase, late bishop of Ohio and Illinois and 
founder of Gambler College, Ohio, and of 
Jubelee College, 111. Ebenezer Rawson 
was son of David of Quincy, Mass., who 
lived on the farm adjoining the estate of 
Josiah Quincy, late pres. of Harvard Coll., 
and was an extensive land-owner, he was 
the son of William Rawson of Dorchester, 
who was the son of Secretary Edward Raw- 
son, the first ancestor in America, a mer- 
chant at Boston and resided in Rawson's 
Lane now Bromfield street, was an im- 
porter of foreign goods and was noted for 
his business capacity, had much land 
granted to him when he was secretary of 
the Massachusetts colony 1650-86), desc. of 
William Dodge who came to Salem, Mass., 
1637 in ship Lion's Whelp. 

PATCH, IRA J. of Salem, Mass., b. there 
Apr. 27, 1835, book-keeper (m. June 
27, 1861, Harriet M., b. at Salem Sept. 18, 
1835; dau. of Nathaniel C. and Mary A. 
[Millet] Jackman, desc. of James Jackman 
of Newbury, Mass.); son of Ira H. of 
Salem, Mass., and Concord, N. H., b. at 
Hamilton, Mass., July 2, 1804, d. at Con- 
cord, N. H., June 6, 1881, wheelwright, 
moved to Salem 1819, to Concord 1859 C"^- 
Oct. 20, 1829, Hannah, b. July 2, 1809, d. 
Nov. 7, 1880, dau. of Ephraim and Martha 
[Cleaves] Dodge, desc. of Richard, who 
early came from Somersetshire, Eng., to 
Salem); son of Joseph of Hamilton, Mass., 
b. there Nov. 25, 1761, d. there Oct. 17, 
1848, active in town affairs, served in Revo- 
lution, and captain in war of 1812 (m. Feb. 
6, 1803, Mary, b. Apr. 3, 1780, d. June ii-, 
1856, dau. of Joshua and Miriam [Trask] 
Cleaves, desc. of William who m. Margaret, 
dau. of Giles Corey, who suffered in the 
witchcraft delusion of 1692); son of James 
of Ipswich, Mass., b. there 1726, d. there 
Feb. 16, 1812, farmer, with considerable 
property (m. 1747 Mary, dau. of Thomas 
18 



and Abigail [Kimball] Brown, desc. of 
John of Ipswich, she desc. of Richard Kim- 
ball of Ipswich, who m. Ursula Scott); son 
of John of Ipswich, b. there 1699, d. there 
May 30, 1775 (m. Oct. 18, 1721, Mercy, b. 
May 28, 1704, d. Nov. 23, 1786, only dau. 
of Edmond and Mercy [Quarles] Potter, 
desc. of Anthony of Ipswich); son of 
James of Ipswich, b. at Salem June 21, 
1655, d. at Ipswich in Feb., 1732-3 (m. Dec. 
29, 1680, Sarah, dau. of Benj. and Sarah 
[Gardner] Balch, he son of John, who came 
from Somersetshire, Eng., she dau. of 
Thomas of Gloucester); son of James, b. 
in Somersetshire, Eng., 1626, d. at Salem 

Sept. 6, 1658 (m. Hannah ); son of 

Nicholas, b. in Eng. 1597, d. at Beverly in 
Nov., 1673 (m. in Somersetshire 1623, Eliza- 
beth Owley); son of Nicholas, b. and d. in 
England (m. Jane ). 

T)ANDALL, FRANK E. of New York 
J-V; city, b. at De Ruyter, N. Y,, June 22, 
1851, A. B. Harv. Univ. 1874, LL. B. Col. 
Coll. 1879, lawyer; only son of Paul Kin^ 
of Boston, Mass., b. at Norwich, N. Y., Feb. 
Ti, 1823, general New Eng. agent for Great 
Western and Michigan Central railways for 
more than twenty years, was successively 
paymaster, quartermaster, adjutant and 
colonel in the N. Y. State Militia, author 
of the Genealogy of a Branch of the Randall 
Fa7nily, d. at Norwich Aug. 26, 1881 (m. 
Oct. 30, 1849, Harriet Louise, b. at Hudson, 
O., July II, 1824, d. at Canandaigua, N. Y., 
Jan. 27, 1882, dau. of Evander and Betsey 
[Way] Eldridge, desc. of Lemuel Eldridge 
of Barnstable, John Fiske of Pomfret, 
Conn., Edmund Ingalls of Lynn, Mary 
Osgood of Wherwell, Eng., Henry Way of 
Dorchester, John Holmes of Stow, Mass., 
Stephen Gates of Hingham, Eng., John 
Freeman of Sudbury, Peter Noyes of Pen- 
ton, Eng., George Gardner of R. I., Samuel 
Sherman of Dedham, Eng., Roger Mowry 
of R. I., John Johnson of Roxbury, Rev. 
James Fitch of Bocking, Eng., Capt. John 
Mason of Hartford, Rev. Robert Peck of 
Hingham, John Bigelow, John Warren, Th. 
Flagg, Wm. Bond, Nath. Biscoe, Th. Wool- 
son and Samuel Hide all of Watertown); 
son 'of Charles of Norwich, b. at Ston. 



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ington, Conn., Jan. 25, 1780, d. at Norwich, 
N. Y., Apr. I, 1872, removed from S. to N. 
in 1798, lieut. in war of 1812, in Col. 
Thompson Mead's reg. and taken prisoner 
at Queenstovvn Heights (m. 3d, Sept. 3, 
1818, Abigail, dau. of George and Edith 
[Haxton] King, son of John and Elizabeth 
[Fenner] King, son of Hezekiah and Sarah 
[Read] King of Weymouth, Mass.); son of 
John, b. at Stonington, Conn., Mar. 24, 
1754, d. at Norwich, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1818, 
soldier in Revolution (m. Nov. 7, 1775, 
Mary, dau. of John and Mary [Prentice] 
Swan, desc. of Robert Swan of Rowley, 
Mass., William Acie of Rowley, Wm. Den- 
nison of Roxbury, John Borradell of Cork, 
Ire., Christopher Avery of Salisbury, Eng., 
Robert La)'^ of Saybrook, Wm. Cheese- 
brough of Stonington, Th. Prentice of 
Roxbury, Th. Stanton of Stonington, Th. 
Lord of Hartford, Th. Hammond of New- 
ton, and Th. Gardner of Roxbury); son of 
John of Stonington, b. there Aug. 4, 1730, 
d. there May 18, 1802 (m. May 6, 1750, 
Lucy, dau. of Jedediah and Abigail 
[Holmes] Brown, desc. of Thomas Brown 
of Lynn, Th. Newhall of Lynn, Clement 
Minor of Chew Magna, Eng., Walter Pal- 
mer of Stonington, Christopher Avery of 
Salisbury, Eng., and Joshua Holmes of 
Stonington); son of John of Stonington, 
b. there Dec. 21, 1701, d. there July 10, 
1761 (m. Dec. 22, 1726, Dorothy, dau. of 
Nich. and Dorothy [Pendleton] Cottrell, 
desc. of Brian Pendleton of Winter Harbor 
and Edmund Goodenow of Sudbury); son 
of John of Stonington, b. at Westerly abt. 
1666, died at Stonington after 1720 (m. ist, 

Abigail , m. 2d, Nov. 25, 1706, Mary, 

dau. of John and Rebecca [Palmer] Bald- 
win); son of John, who settled at Westerly, 
R. L, abt. 1666 on lands claimed by Con- 
necticut settlers, d. 1684-5 (nn. Elizabeth 
)• 

MARSH, JAMES RICHARDSON of 
Lowell, Mass., b. at Cavendish, Vt., 
Feb. I, 1839, engaged in tobacco business 
since 1854, a Kt. Templar and 32'' mason; 
only son of Stilman Jackson, b. at Grant- 
ham, N. H., Apr. 16, 1815, d. at Sharon, 
Vt., Apr. 23, 1847, drowned in spring freshet 



while getting in logs, had three brothers, 
two of them drowned together and the 
other killed by a falling limb of a tree (m. 
Jan. 12, 1838, Harriet, dau. of Zebadiah and 
Abigail Richardson of Woodstock, Vt., he 
a son of Jonas Richardson of Pelham, N. 
H.); fourth son of Jesse of Cavendish, Vt., 
b. at Barre, Mass., May 22, 1771, d. at 
Cavendish July 4, 1849 (m. ist, Chloe Os- 
good and had two children, m. 2d, Lucy 
Dunbar and had eleven children, m. 3d, 
sister of Chloe, no children); son of Lieut. 
Samuel of Killingly, Conn., Barre, Mass., 
Royalston, Mass., and Croyden, N. H., b. 
1738, d. 1832 (m. Rebecca Wilder); son of 
Jonathan, b. at Salem, Mass., Apr. 17, 
1699 (m. Apr. 7, 1726, Esther Osborn); son 
of Jonathan, b. at Salem, Mass., Apr. 14, 
1672, wounded in the Indian fight at Haver- 
hill 1708 (m. ist. May 20, 1697, Mary Very, 
m. 2d, Oct. 7, 1725, Hannah Buffington); 
son of Zachary, b. at Salem 1636, d. there 
1693 (m. Aug. 15, 1664, Mary Sillsbee of 
Lynn); son of John, b. in England 1608-10, 
d. at Salem, Mass., Nov. 16, 1674, the first 
of the name of Marsh recorded as coming 
to America, sailed from England 1633, 
received twenty acres of land in Salem, 
Mass., 1637 (m. 1635-6 Susannah, b. in 
England 1613-4, dau. of Rev. Samuel 
Skelton who taught in Lincolnshire before 
he came to America and was appointed 
pastor of first church of the Puritans in 
Salem, Mass., in 1629). 

DE MILLE, JOHN HENRY HOBART 
of Lowville, N. Y., b. at N. Y. city 
May 5, 1837, grad. Gen. Theol. Sem. 1862, 
rector Trinity Ch. of Lowville, author 
Pocket Parochial Register or Rector's Private 
Record of Visitations {va. ist, Apr. 16, 1863, 
Harriet Adelaide Smith, m. 2d, June 2, 
1869, Eliza Emmons); second son of Joseph 
Anthony of New York city, b. Feb. 24, 
1811 (m. ist, Sept. 12, 1832, Susan Collins, 
m. 2d, Oct. 31, 1844, Marietta Woodward); 
youngest son of Peter of Stamford, Conn., 
and New York city, b. Sept. 8, 1774, d. 
July 23, 1852, engaged in shipping business 
and as commission merchant (m, Nov. 16, 
1795, Sophia Mead); first son of Joseph of 
Stamford, Conn., b. Feb. 27, 1741, d.'Nov. 



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21, 1800, miller, his mill was standing in 
1886 (m. ist, Elizabeth Arnold, m, 2d, Jan. 
13, 1791, Sarah Holly); fourth son of Peter 
of Stamford, Conn., d. in 1774 (m. in 1730 
Abigail Banks); second son of Capt. Peter 
of New York city, b. there, d. at Stamford 
Sept. 10, 1722, baker, removed to Stamford 
(m. Mary Vanderheul); second son of An- 
thony, b. in Holland, came to America, 
was of New York 1664-89, appointed 
schout Aug. 17, 1673, first chief magistrate 
after restoration of authority of the States- 
General (m. Sarah Vanderliphoost and had 
three dau. who were accounted the finest 
Latin scholars in the province). His name 
is frequently spelled De Milt on the rec- 
ords, but is spelled in fourteen ways. 

BATCHELDER, Rev. JOSEPH MAYO 
of Osborne, Kan., b. Sept. 23, 1822, 
grad. Hanover Coll. 1852, grad. Princeton, 
N. J., Theol. Sem. 1855, A. M., pastor 
Albia, Iowa, church 1855-78, stated clerk, 
chairman Com. on Home Missions of Des 
Moines Presbytery for seventeen 5'ears, 
pastor Osborne, Kan., church 1878-88, 
chairman of Presb. Com. Home Missions 
(m. May 29, 1855, Harriet Gearhart of 
Peoria, 111.); son of Joseph of Greenwood, 
N. Y., b. at Greenfield, N. H., about 1786, 
d. at Peoria, 111., in Dec, 1849, justice of 
peace for many )'^ears (m. i8i8(?) Mary 
Tyleston Humphrey); son of Joseph of 
Greenfield, N. H., b. about 1744, d. about 
1826, served in Revolution, was at battle 
of Ticonderoga and at surrender of Bur- 
goyne (m. Phoebe, dau. of Rev. Peter(?) 
Holt). 

CORNELL, SAMUEL DOUGLAS of 
Buffalo, N.Y.,b. at Glenville, Conn, 
(m. Jan. 29, 1862, Lydia, dau. of Robert 
and Ann Eliza Hadfield, he son of George 
Hadfield, M. P. for Manchester, Eng.), has 
three children: Peter Cortelyou, Lydia and 
Douglas; son of Samuel Garrettson of 
Buffalo, N. Y., b, at Brooklyn July 21, 
1808, d. at Buffalo Feb. 5, 1883, was one 
of the representative men of Brooklyn (m. 
in Sept., 1838, Sarah, dau. of Major David 
Bates Douglas, a celebrated civil engineer); 
son of John of Brooklyn, b. there 1753, d. 
there 1820 (m. Sarah Cortelyou, whose father 



owned and lived in the Cortelyou house 
where the Americans made their last stand 
in battle of Long Island); son of White- 
head of Brooklyn (m. Margaret Sebring); 
son of John of Brooklyn (m. Abigail White- 
head); son of William of Brooklyn, b. 
1670, d. 1743. "The early English name 
was written Cornewell, and two genera- 
tions before Thomas, * Richard Cornewell 
Citizen and Skynner of London' — as it 
stands written in his will — who died in 
1585, left a portion of the wealth he had 
made in hides to found and endow *a free 
grammar schole in New Woodstock, the 
town where I was born,' and the school 
stands there yet near the handsome church 
of Woodstock in Oxfordshire. The lineage 
of the whole family traces up through the 
Barons of Burford to Richard de Corne- 
wall, son of Richard Earl of Cornewall, 
second son of King John, younger brother 
of Richard Coeur de Lion." 

LOTELAND, GEORGE of Wilkes-Barre, 
Pa., member of Luzerne co. Bar (m. 
at Lyme, Conn., Sept. 29, 1869, Julia Lord, 
b. at Lyme Sept. 23, 1833, d. at Wilkes- 
Barre Sept. 18, 1885, dau. of Dea. Daniel 
R. and Phebe [Lord] Noyes of Lyme), had 
three children: George, d. aged five weeks, 
Charles Noyes Loveland and Josephine 
Noyes Loveland; son of Elijah of King- 
ston, Pa., b. at Norwich, Vt., Feb. 5, 1788, 
d. at Kingston Sept. 3, 1846, settled there 
1812, was led there by the report of his 
father concerning the beauty and fertility of 
the Wyoming valley, farmer, an earnest 
Christian, elder in the Pres. church of 
Kingston 1821-46 (m. at Kingston June i, 
1815, Mary, b. at Lebanon, Conn., Apr. 26, 
1793, d. at Kingston Mar. 24, 1855, dau. of 
Thomas Buckingham, seventh in descent 
from Thomas Buckingham who came from 
England and arrived at Boston June 26, 
1637, in company with two London mer- 
chants, Eaton and Hopkins, and two min- 
isters, Davenport and Pruden, and settled 
at New Haven, Conn., removed to New 
Milford, Conn.), E. L. had six children: 
/, Thomas Buckingham, b. Dec. 20, 181 7, 
m. ist, Sarah Baird, m. 2d, Emily Cady, 
settled at Lock Haven, Pa., and has family, 



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ii, William, b. Aug. 5, 1821, m. Lydia 
Hurlbut, settled at Kingston and has 
family, Hi, George, b. Nov. 5, 1823, above, 
{"V, Henry B., b. Nov. 17, 1825, m. ist, 
Mary Alma Baird, m. 2d, Nancy Hurlbut, 
m. 3d, Flora Amelia Loveland, settled at 
Newark Valley, N. Y., has family, v, John, 
b. June 23, 1828, d. at Pittston, Pa., July 
18, 1871, m. Helen M. Strong and has 
family, vi^ Mary, b. Apr. 20, 1833, m. 
Henry M. Hoyt of Phila., ex-gov. of Penn., 
and has family; son of Joseph, b. at Glas- 
tenbury. Conn., Apr, 14, 1747, d. at Nor- 
wich, Vt., Sept. 8, 1813, farmer, distiller of 
essential oils, visited the Wyoming Valley 
twice, once after the Rev. war with the in- 
tention of settling, but on account of the 
controversy between the Conn, and Penn. 
settlers, over land titles, he returned, and 
in 1779 settled at Norwich, Vt. (m. at Col- 
chester, Conn., Nov. 12, 1772, Mercy, b. at 
Marlboro, Conn., Nov. 23, 1753, d. at 
Norwich Aug. 3, 1832, dau. of David Bige- 
low of Marlboro, fifth in descent from John 
of Watertown, Mass., who m. Mary War- 
ren Oct. 30, 1642. the earliest m. record 
of the town), J. L. had thirteen children: 
i, Joseph, Jr., b. at Colchester July 18, 1773, 
d. Aug. 30, 1834, farmer at Fremont, Ohio, 
m. Nancy Shellenberger of Lancaster, Pa., 
and had family, ii. Prudence, b. at Weth- 
ersfield Nov. 29, 1775, d. Mar. 15, 1813, m. 
Ebenezer Percival, settled at Sharon, Vt., 
had no issue, Hi, Aaron, b. at Hanover, N. 
H., Feb. 7, 1778, d. there Oct. 22, 1779, 
iv, Aaron, b. at Norwich, Vt., Aug. 10, 1780, 
d. there Jan. 3, 1870, unm., grad. Dart- 
mouth Coll., class-mate of Daniel Webster 
and was a \2issiyQ,x and judge, v, David, b. 
at Norwich, Vt., July 6, 1782, d. there Mar. 
28, 1828, m. Eunice Wheatley and had a 
family, farmer, vi, William, b. at Norwich, 
Vt., Apr. 28, 1784, d. there Oct. 8, 1862, 
m. Sarah Hutchinson and had a family, 
farmer, vii, Mary, b. at Norwich, Vt., Mar. 
3, 1786, d. Jan. 24, 1866, m. Capt. Cyrus 
Partridge of Norwich and had family, 
via, Elijah, above, ix, Lydia, b. at Norwich 
Feb. 3. 1790, d. June 18, 1857, m. Nathaniel 
Wheatley, farmer, and settled at East 
Brookfield, x, Susan, b. at Norwich, Vt., 
Feb. 7, 1792, d. July 6, 1864, m. John B. C. 



Burton, farmer, settled at Norwich, xi, Lucy, 
b. at Norwich, Vt., Dec. 18, 1793, d. there 
Oct. 19, 1863, m. Waterman Ensworth and 
had family, xii, George, b. at Norwich, Vt., 
July 29, 1798, d. there Apr. 18, 1807, jrm, 
John, b. at Norwich, Vt., July 29, 1798, m. 
ist. Flora Dana, m. 2d, Calista Curtis, 
settled at New Haven, Ohio, farmer, now 
living with his wife and family; son of 
John of Glastenbury, Conn., b. there Dec. 
21, 1710, d. there May 8, 1751, carpenter, 
owned and cultivated a farm, drowned in 
Conn, river (m. at Glastenbury Jan. 25, 
1736, Comfort, b. 1715, d. Oct. 21, 1786, 
dau. of Nathaniel Talcott, son of Samuel, 
son of John Talcott who came from Eng- 
land Sept. 16, 1632, in ship Lion, the 
founder of the family in America, desc. of 
John Talcott of Warwickshire, Eng.), J. L. 
had eight children, all b. at Glastenbury, 
Conn.: i. Comfort, b. Nov. 29, 1737, m. 
Roger Riley of Wethersfield and had fam- 
ily, ii, Elizabeth, b. July 19, 1739, d. Mar. 
31, 1804, m. Capt. William Miller and had 
family, m,yi7/z«, b. Dec. 25, 1740, d. Oct. 
30, 1809, farmer, m. ist, Elizabeth Buck, 
m. 2d, Esther Buck, nee Seward, and had 
family, iv, Prudence, b. Mar. 13, 1743, d. 
July 23, 1748, V, Elijah, b- May 31, 1745, d. 
at Berlin, Conn., May 27, 1826, m. ist, Lois 
Page, m. 2d, Anna Deming, m. 3d, Betsey 
Andrews, nee Percival, widow of Dr. Isaac 
An<\xQVfS,vi, Joseph, b. Apr. 14, 1747, above, 
vii. Prudence, b. June 18, 1749, d. Sept. 14, 
1773, viii, Hope, b. June 17, 1751, d. at 
Colchester, Conn., Apr. 21, 1810, m. 
Joseph Buell of Marlboro, Conn.; son 
of John of Glastenbury, Conn., b. there 
abt. 1683, d. there abt. 1750, farmer 
(m. there June 16, 1708, Keziah Wil- 
liams, b. there Feb. 10, 1686, d. there 
Mar. 10, 1741), had twelve children b. and 
m. there: i, Keziah, b. Sept. 18, 1709, ii, 
John, b. Dec. 21, 17 10, above. Hi, Hannah, 
b. June 14, 1712, m. Charles Eddy of Glas- 
tenbury and had family, iv, Thomas, b. Apr. 
2, 1714, m. Eunice, dau. of Lieut. Thomas 
Hollister, and had family, v, Mary, b. Dec. 
2, 1715, d. Mar. 28, 1789, unm,, vi, Abigail, 
b. May 2, 1718, vii, Dorothy, b. Nov., 1720, 
viii, Susannah, b. in July, 1722, ix, Jona- 
than, b. in Apr., 1724, x, David,\). in Feb., 



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1727, xi, Martha, b. May 20, 1729, xii, 
Rachel, b. Aug. 17, 1731; son of Thomas 
of Wethersfield, Conn., b. abt. 1649, d. 
1716-23, freeman there May 10, 1670, ob- 
tained grant of eighty acres on east side 
Conn, river 1674, received with others an 
additional sixty acres for good service and 
also received other grants, had seven chil- 
dren: i, John, above, ii, Robert, m. Aug. 19, 
1697, Ruth Gillam, in, Hannah, m. Dec. 
I, 1709, William House, iv, Mary, m. June 
I, 1693, Thomas Dickinson, v, Elizabeth, 
m. Dec. 2, 1708, Benjamin Strickland, vi, 
Thomas, d. in 1725 leaving a family of 
whom six were minors, vii, Samuel, b. in 
1677, d. in Glastenbury 1772, m. Oct. 4, 
1705, Lydia Barnard; from tradition con- 
firmed by recorded facts it is concluded 
that he was son of Robert, who d. at New 
London, Conn,, in 1668, an old man, whose 
father died on the passage from England to 
America, leaving widow and three sons, 
about 1630-5, one of the latter was drowned 
soon after arriving, unm., the other, named 
John, m. and d. at Hartford, Conn., 1670, 
prob. without issue, the other was Robert 
above. It is supposed the family came 
from Norwich, Eng. No other family of 
the name seem ever to have come to this 
country, but there were Loflands here as 
early as 1674. The antiquity of the Love- 
land coat of arms points strongly to the fact 
that the emigration to England occurred 
during the Saxon conquest. 

TENKS, HENRY FITCH of Canton, 
J Mass., b. at Boston Oct. 17, 1842, 
grad. Boston Public Latin Sch. 1859, f^^r- 
vard Coll. 1863, Cambridge Divinity Sch. 
1866, A. M. Harvard Coll. 1866, ordained 
minister first parish Fitchburg, Mass., Apr. 
10, 1867, afterward minister at Charleston, 
S. C, Lawrence, and first parish Canton, 
Mass., member Mass, Hist. Soc, Amer. 
Hist. Assoc, N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc, Amer. 
Oriental Soc, and other literary, histor- 
ical and charitable societies, had children: 
Henry Angier, b. Nov. 17, 1882, Charles 
Fitch, b. Feb. 12, 1884, Frederic Angier, 
b. Dec. 3, 1886 (m. Mar. i, 1881, Lavinia 
Hathaway Angier, desc. of Rev. Samuel 
Angier [Harv. 1673], Rev. Wm. Ames 



[Harv. 1645], Urian Oakes [Harv. 1649], 
pres. Harv. Coll., gt.-gr.-dau. of Ezekiel 
Whitman [Brown Univ. 1795], chief justice 
of Maine, and Judge Nahum Mitchell [Harv. 
1789] of Mass.); oldest son of John Henry 
of Boston, b. at Bath, Me., July 6, 1810, d. 
at Boston Oct. 29, 1869, a publisher in Bos- 
ton, for many years editor of Thomas's Old 
Farmers' Almanac, had six children: Henry 
F. above, Mary Fitch, b. Sept. 6, 1846, 
Charles William, b. Oct. 3, 1848, Harv. 
Coll. 1871, Francis Russell, b. Jan. 30, 
1850, d. Jan. I, 1852, Caroline Elizabeth, 
b. Apr. 6, 1853, d. Apr. 9, 1853, Caro- 
line Ellen, b. Feb. 17, 1856 (m. Apr. 7, 
1841, Mary Rand, dau. of Jeremiah Fitch 
of Boston); fourth son of William of Bos- 
ton, b. at Newton, Mass., Nov. 25, 1778, 
d. at Boston Nov. 13, 1886, grad. Harv. 
Coll. 1797, ordained minister at Bath, Me., 
Dec. 26, 1805, pastor at Boston 1823, first 
seaman's preacher in Boston 1818, editor 
of Cojnprehensive Commentary of the Bible, 
a founder of American Oriental Soc, D. 
D. Bowdoin Coll. 1825, D. D. Harvard 
Coll. 1842, LL. D. Bowdoin Coll. 1862, 
professor of English and Oriental Lit. at 
Bowdoin Coll. 1813-16, member Mass. Hist. 
Soc, Amer. Acad, of Arts and Sciences, 
Amer. Antiq. Soc. and others, had chil- 
dren: Elizabeth Russell, b. July 4, 1800, 
d. July 6, 1800, Theodore Russell, b. Dec. 
24, 1802, Harv. Coll. 1821, d. Sept. 8, 1883, 
m. Mary Esther Mann, Sarah Judith, b. 
Sept. 12, 1805, d. May 4, 1877, m. Jerome 
Merritt, Frederick Craigie, b. Aug. 10, 
1807, d. Sept. 10, 1821, Joseph William, b. 
Nov. 23, 1808, Amherst Coll. 1829, d. June 
7, 1884, m. Anna M. Goldsborough, John 
Henry above, Francis Haynes, b. July 3, 
1812, m. Nancy G. Mankin (had children: 
Francis Mankin, b. May i, 1846, May Gard- 
ner, b. May i, 185-, m. Edward C. Melius, 
M. D.), Russell Edward, b. Oct. 27, 1814, 

m. Louise , d. Apr. 9, 1876, Harriet 

Newell, b. Feb. 19, 1816, Mary Susanna, 
b. Sept. 25, 1817, d. Nov. 29, 1817, Mary 
Elizabeth, b. Jan. 2, 1819, d. Feb. 2, 1838, 
Lemuel Pope, b. Dec 8, 1819, Cornelia 
Hood, b. Aug. 31, 1821, m. Timothy 
Wright, Nathaniel Frederick, b. May 11, 
1823, d. Apr. 16, 1830, Adeline Matilda, 



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b. Aug. II, 1825, d. Aug. 8, 1826, Craigie 
Phillips, b. Oct. 7, 1827 (m. Oct. 22, 1799, 
Betsey, dau. of Ezekiel Russell of Boston); 
son of Samuel of Newton, Boston, Med- 
ford and Cambridge, b. at L)'nn, Mass., 
March 12, 1732, d. at Cambridge June 8, 
1801, captain in expedition against Ticon- 
deroga, and in Canadian expedition of 
1760, when he was the youngest captain 
in the Provincial army, had children ; Sam- 
uel, Mary, b. 1762, d. Aug. 3, 1803, m, 
Jude Watson, Susanna, b. 1764, d. Mar. 
23, 1836, m. Seth Ruggles, Samuel, d. Jan. 
20, 1834, m. ist, Feb. 15, 1789, Polly Way, 
m. 2d, Eunice (Wyer) Swain, John, b. 1768, 
d. Mar. 18, 1797, m. Nov. 28, 1790, Susanna 
Lillie, Frank, b. 1770, d. Aug. 2, 1812, m. 
Alice Nye, Henry Goldthwait, b. 1776, d. 
July 2, 1801, William above, Sarah, d. in 
infancy, Sarah, b. I782(?), the date of her 
death is uncertain, it was between 1866 and 
1875, m. 1st, John Ruggles, m. 2d, Israel 
Morse (m. ist, Jan. 3, 1760, Mary Haynes, 
d. Nov. 24, 1782, m. 2d, Abigail [Fuller] 
Barber, b. Nov. 5, 1744, d. 1828); third son 
of John of Lynn, Mass., b. Apr. 6, 1697, 
d. June 15, 1764, held a captain's commis- 
sion (m. ist, Jan. 4, 1720, Elizabeth Berry 
or Barry, by whom he had children : Hannah, 
b. May 29, 1722, d. 1771, m. Abraham Hall, 
John, b. Nov. 25, 1723, d. 1724, John, b. 
Mar. 2, 1724-5, d. Jan. 8, 1762, m. Dec. 7, 
1749, Rebecca Newhall, Mary, b July 23, 
1728, d. Feb., 1767, m. Josiah Nutting, 
Sarah, b. Sept. 22, 1730, d. Dec. 9, 1808, 
m. Nath'l Sargent, Samuel, above, Eliza- 
beth, b. Feb. 13, 1733-4, d. Oct. 27, 1762, 
m. Nathan Sargent, Deborah, b. Mar. 8, 
1735-6, d. Feb. 15, 1742, a still-born child, 
m. 2d, Nov. 22, 1739, Mary Hayden, by 
whom he had children: a son, Deborah, b. 
Feb. II, 1742, m. Ezra Coates, Richard, b. 
Apr. 4, 1744, d. Apr. 23, 1744, Richard, b. 
Mar. 16, 1745, m. Elizabeth Clark, Benja- 
min, b. Apr. 5, 1747, m. Abigail Bryant, 
William, b. May 29, 1749, m. ist, Elizabeth 
Alley, m. 2d, Sarah (Weeks) Freeman, m. 
3d, Mrs. Hannah Lord Hodgkins, m, 4th, 
Mary Pitman, d. May i, 1814, Katharine, b. 
June 27, 1751, m. Ephraim Butler, d. 1820, 
Ann, b. July 2, 1754, d. Mar. 17, 1783, 
m. Nathaniel Alley, d. 1816, Nathaniel, b. 



Aug. 18, 1756, m. 3d, Aug. 21, 1760, Lydia 
Waite and had Elizabeth, b. Aug. 21, 1763, 
d. Oct. 22, 1814); only son of John of 
Lynn, b. there July 27, 1660, d. there in 
1698, had children : Elizabeth, b. Mar. , 1683, 
m. John Chilson, Sarah, b. 1686, m. 1720 
Henry Stanton, Deborah and Hannah d. 
young, John, above (m. July 11, 1681, Sarah 
Meriam); fourth son of Joseph of Lynn, 
Mass., b. in England in 1602, d. at Lynn, 
Mass., in Mar., 1683, came from Hammer- 
smith or Hounslow near London in 1643 
and settled at Lynn, Mass., where he was 
engaged in the iron works in 1645, applied 
to General Court for patents for scythes 
and mills in 1646, cut the dies for the pine 
tree coinage in 1652, made the first fire 
engine used at Boston in 1654, he spelled 
his name Jenckes (m. ist, in England, and 
from this marriage is descended the Jenckes 

family of R. L, m. 2d, Elizabeth , 

who d. in July, 1679, and had children: 
Sara, b. probably about 1650, m. July, 1667, 
John Chilson(?), William, Samuel, b. 1654, 
d. 1738, m. Eliz. Darling, Deborah, b. June 
II, 1658, John above, Daniel, b. April 19, 
1663). Name of Welsh origin, meaning, 
son of John. 

GARY, SAMUEL FENTON of College 
Hill, O., b. at Cincinnati Feb. 14, 
1814, grad. Miami Univ. 1835, grad. Cin- 
cinnati Law Sch. 1837, member Fortieth 
Congress, has lectured extensively in both 
Europe and America (m. ist, 1836, Maria 
Allen, m. 2d, 1849, Lida, desc. of Nicholas 
Stillwell, an early settler of Manhattan 
Island), his brother, Freeman G. Cary, was 
founder of Farmers' Coll., Ohio, and cousin 
of Alice and Phebe Cary, the poetesses; son 
of William of College Hill, O., b. at Lyme, 
N. H., Jan. 28, 1783, d. at College Hill, 
O., Mar. 28, 1862, emigrated to N. W. 
Territory 1802, settled at Cincinnati, re- 
moved to a large farm 1814, now the village 
of College Hill, member Ohio Legislature 
1823-4 (m. Jan. 8, 1809, Rebecca, b. Aug. 
19, 1791, still living, aunt oi Gov. Fenton 
of N. Y., dau. of Roswell and Deborah 
[Freeman] Fenton of Mansfield, Conn.); son 
of Samuel of Lyme, N, H.,b. at Windham, 
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1784, grad. Yale Coll. 1755, physician of 
eminent skill (m. Jan. g, 1762, Deliverance 
Grant, whose father was a brother of Gen. 
Grant's great-grandfather); son of John of 
Windham, Conn., b. there June 23, 1695, 
d. there Jan. 11, 1776 (m. May 15, 1716, 
Hannah Thurston); son of Joseph of Wind- 
ham, Conn,, b. at Bridgewater, Mass., 1663, 
d. at Windham, Conn., Jan. 10, 1722, an 
original proprietor of Windham (m. 1691 
Hannah Rudd); son of John of Bridge- 
water, Mass., b. in Somersetshire, Eng., 
1600, d. at Bridgewater, Mass., 1681, came 
with the Plymouth pilgrims, grad. at a 
French college and taught the first Latin 
school in the colony (m. 1644 Elizabeth 
Godfrey). 

W INFIELD, CHARLES HARDEN- 
BERGH of Jersey City, N. J., b. at 
Deer Park, N. Y., Nov. 8, 1829, A. B. 
Rutgers Coll. 1852, M. A. same 1855, ad- 
mitted to bar of Supreme Court of N. J. 
1855, N. J. Senate 1866-8, author " History 
of the Land Titles of Hudson County, N. 
J." 1872, " History of Hudson County, N. 
J." 1874, "Surprise and Capture of Paulus 
Hoeck by Major Lee " 1879, " Life of John 
Cleeves Symmes " 1880, " Adjudged Words 
and Phrases" 1882. "The Grand' Jury" 
1883, prosecutor of the pleas for Hudson 
county 1883 to date (m. Feb. 14, 1856, 
Harriet McDougal, dau. of John and Eve 
[McDougal] Allen of Schenectady, she dau. 
of Peter and Hepzibah [Yates] McDougal 
and cousin of Gov. Yates of N. Y.), has 
one son, H. Westbrook Winfield; son of 
Henry of Deer Park, N. Y,, b. at Mon- 
tague, N. J., Oct. 4, 1786, d. in Pike co., 
Pa., Sept. 29, 1859, removed in 1840 across 
the Delaware to Penna. opposite Port Jer- 
vis (m. May 12, 1811, Deborah, b. Sept. 4, 
1790, d. Nov. 24, 1833, dau. Aaron and 
Maria [Kortright] Westbrook of Mon- 
tague, N. J.); son of Abraham of Mon- 
tague, N. J., b. near Amity, N. Y., Aug. 
25, 1763, d. at Deer Park May 11, 1813, 
joined the Continental Army, school 
teacher in Sussex co., N. J. (m. 1783 Mar- 
garet Quick, d. Apr. 28, 1839, niece of Tom 
Quick, the Indian slayer of the Delaware 
Valley); son of Henry of near Amity, N. 



Y., 1745, b. near Vernon, N. J.; son of 
Abraham of Vernon, N. J., 1760, b. at 
Shawangunk, N. Y., bp. May 31, 1702, d. 
at Vernon (m. Sarah Dekker(?)); son of 
Richard of Shawangunk, N. Y., b. at 
Derby, Eng., in the Kingston church 
records his name is spelled Windvelt (m. 
Jan. 12, 1696, Magdaleena Willemse Schutt 
of Albany, widow of Garret Janse Decker, 
dau. of Willem Janse and Magdaleena 
Schutt, who in 1647 emigrated to Ehringen, 
Hesse Cassel, was of Beverwyck 1657); 
doubtless a lineal descendant of the Wing- 
fields of Letheringham from whom came 
Lord Powerscourt in the peerage of Ire- 
land. The family descended from Robert 
de Wingfield of the Manor of Wingfield, 
Suffolk, Eng., 1087. 

VANHOOSEAR, DAVID HERMON 
of Wilton, Conn., b. there Mar. 20, 
1844, breeder of thoroughbred Devon cattle 
and Shropshiredown and Spanish merino 
sheep, author of the Fillow, Philo and 
Philleo Genealogy, has one child, Clinton 
Q., b. Nov. 7, 1867 (m. at Wilton Oct. 29, 
1867, Sarah Jane, b. at Redding, Conn., 
June 12, 1846, dau. of Thaddeus Smith and 
Harriet [Nichols] Quick, son of Samuel P. 
and Laura [Smith] Quick, son of Samuel 
and Huldah [Baxter] Quick of North 
Salem, N. Y.); only son of David Nash of 
Wilton, Conn., b. there May i, 1817, select- 
man 1870-3, justice of the peace 1870-4, 
member of M. E. church, total abstinence 
man (m. ist, Nov. i, 1837, Phebe, d. Feb. 
4, 1879, dau. of Lewis P. and Lydia [More- 
house] Fillow of Norwalk, Conn., and had 
two children, David H. above and Ophelia, 
b. Nov. 30, 1839, m. at Wilton Geo. B. 
Abbott, son of Lewis and Calcina [Sturges] 
Abbott of Wilton, m. 2d, widow Sarah A. 
[Stratton] Banks of Bridgeport, Conn.); 
eldest son of David of Wilton, Conn., b. 
Nov. 13, 1796, d. there in Mar., 1871 (m. ist. 
in Nov., 1816, widow Sally [Nash] Hanford, 
b. Aug. 20, 1787, d. May 13, 1817, dau. of 
Daniel and Freelove [Wright] Nash of 
Westport, Conn., and widow of Elnathan 
son of Hezekiah Hanford, Jr., m. 2d, Mar. 
22, i8i8, Parmele, b. July 13, 1802, dau. of 
Smith and Sarah [Abbott] Grumman of 



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Wilton and had thirteen children); third 
son of Rinear of Wilton, Conn., b. in 
1756-7, killed by lightning at Wilton Apr. 
17, 1819, served in Rev. army, enlisted Nov. 
21, 1776, corporal May 24, 1777, sergeant 
1778-9, pensioned June 10, 1819 (m. at 
Weston Jan. 31, 1782, Marcy, third child of 
Jonathan Taylor of Westport, Conn., b. 
about 1764, d. 1833-4). 

BUCK, WILLIAM JOSEPH of Jenkin- 
town, Pa., and Federalsburg, Md., b. 
at Bucksville, Bucks co., Pa., Mar. 4, 1825, 
educated Doylestovvn Acad., taught school 
at Willow Grove 1846-50, auditor Mont- 
gomery CO. two terms, contributed histori- 
cal and scientific articles to the Bucks co. 
Intelligencer 1851-60, author of " History 
of the Indian Walk," "Local Sketches and 
Legends Pertaining to Bucks and Montgom- 
ery Counties," " William Penn in America," 
histories of Bucks and Montgomery cos. and 
numerous other works, memb. Penn. Hist. 
Society, had a brother ya/w^j- Nicholas Buck 
b. June 15, 1829, d. Apr. 25, 1880, m. Annie 
Wyatt and had three children: Catharine, 
William and George W., has a sister, Isa- 
bella, b. May 16, 1844, m. J. F. Cottman 
May 16, 1867; son of Jacob Eck of Hat- 
boro, Pa., b. at Bucksville, Pa., Apr. 21, 
1801, d. near Hatboro Feb. 4, 1880, mer- 
chant at Bucksville until 1837, resided at 
Doylestown until 1842, then bought a farm 
and hotel at Willow Grove, removed to a 
farm near Hatboro about 1870, settled nu- 
merous estates, a man of extensive acquire- 
ments (m. Feb. 24, 1824, Catharine, b. Dec. 
7, 1802, d. July 2, 1883, dau. of Joseph and 
Mary [Steinbach] Afflerbach.he b. Nov. 17, 
1773, settled on sixty-four acres in Spring- 
field, Pa., 1789, m. 1799, postmaster of 
Bursonville 1823, gathered a library of sev- 
eral hundred volumes before 1835, d. Dec. 
2, 1845, his father was of Witgenstein, 
Westphalia, she, Mary, was dau. of George 
and Pulsaria [Crouthamel] Steinbach of 
Haycock); second son of Nicholas of Bucks- 
ville, Pa., b. at Springfield, Pa., Aug. 20, 
1767, d. at Bucksville Aug. 28, 1829, pur- 
chased sixty-four acres in Bucks co. 1792, 
which became under his improvements the 
village of Bucksville (m. 1790 Mary Mag- 



dalena, b. 1768, d. Feb. 4, 1858, leaving 
ninety-five living descendants, dau. of John 
and Mary [Snyder] Eck, he the only son of 
Jacob Eck of Upper Salford, Pa., an origi- 
nal purchaser there of 125 acres in 1747, a 
native of Baselbede, Alsace); son of Nicho- 
las Bock of Springfield, Pa., b. near Thion- 
ville, Lorraine, 1728, d. at Springfield in 
Oct., 1786, came in ship St. Andrew from 
Rotterdam and arrived at Phila. Sept. 23, 
1752, settled on 171 acres of land in Spring- 
field 1769 (m. ist, Kohl and had 

sons Leonard, who d. in 1810, and Joseph, 
m. 2d, Elizabeth, dau. of John Hartman of 
Reading, and had seven children: Jacob, 
John, Nicholas, Catharine, Barbara, Mag- 
dalena and Maria). 

LAMBINO, Rev. ANDREW ARNOLD, 
LL. D. of Wilkinsburg, Pa., Roman 
Catholic priest and author, b. at Manorville, 
Pa., Feb. i, 1842, ordained priest Aug. 4, 
1869; third son of Michael A., b. at New 
Oxford, Pa., Oct. 10, 1806, d. at Manorville, 
Pa., Dec. 8, 1886, removed to Armstrong 
CO. in 1823, where he earned a living for his 
family of nine children by his trade of shoe- 
making (m. Dec. I, 1837, Anne Shields, b. 
July 4, 1814, d. July 6, 1880, desc. of 
Thomas Shields who came from county 
Donegal, Ireland, to America about 1750); 
son of Matthew L., b. in New Jersey Apr. 
12, 1776, d. at Manorville, Pa., Apr. 2, 
1851 (m. abt. 1798 Magdalene Kohl, whose 
father, Michael, came from the vicinity of 
Berlin, Prussia, to America and lived to 
the age of ninety-four); son of Chris- 
topher, b. in Alsace, Germany, abt. 1720, 
d. in Pennsylvania abt. 1819, came to New 
Jersey, removed to Eastern Pennsylvania 
(m. ist, in Germany, m. 2d, in America 
May 9, 1766, Mary Anne Naner); son of an 
officer in the French army who lived near 
Strasburg and owned an extensive vine 
yard. 

TYLER, LYON GARDINER of 
Williamsburg, Va., B. A. and M. A. 
of Univ. of Va. 1875, prof, at William and 
Mary Coll. 1878-9, prin. Memphis Inst. 
1879-82, lawyer 1882-8, member of House 
of Delegates from Richmond, Va., 1887-8, 
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of the "Letters and Times of the Tylers," 
b. in Aug., 1853 (m. Nov. 14, 1879, Annie 
Baker, dau. of St. George Tucker, author 
of Hansford, son of Henry St. George 
Tucker, pres. Court of Appeals, her mother 
was Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas W. Gilmer, 
late sec. of the navy under Pres. Tyler); 
seventh son by 2d m. of John of Charles 
City CO., Va. , president of the United 
States, b. at Greenway, Va., Mar. 29, 1790, 
d. Jan. 18, 1862, at Richmond (m. ist, 
Letitia, dau. of Robert Christian of New 
Kent, m. 2d, Julia, dau. of David and 
Juliana [McLachlan] Gardiner of New 
York, desc. of Lt. Lion Gardiner, com- 
mander of Ft. Saybrook, author of " His- 
tory of Pequot Wars," first proprietor of 
Gardiner's Island); second son of John of 
Greenway, Charles City co., Va., b. Feb. 
28, 1747, at Yarmouth, James City co., Va., 
d. at Greenway Jan. 6, 1813, judge of the 
Admiralty Court, speaker of the House of 
Delegates, judge of the General Court, gov- 
ernor of Virginia, judge of the U. S. Dis- 
trict Court for Virginia (m. Mary Marott, 
only dau. of Robert Armistead of Buckroe, 
who m. a dau. of Col. James and Susannah 
[Page] Shields of York co., Va.); second 
son of John, d. in Aug., 1773, marshal of 
the Vice-Admiralty Court of Colony of Va. 
(m. Anne, only dau. of Dr. Louis and Mary 
[Morris] Contesse of Williamsburg, Va., 
he a French Huguenot); only son of John, 
d. before 1729, planter and superintendent 
in the construction of colonial palace at 
Williamsburg (m. Elizabeth Low); eldest 
son of Henry, d. abt. 1729, constable, cor- 
oner, justice of the peace, high sheriff of 
York county, vestryman and churchwarden 
of Bruton parish church, a director in the 
laying out of Williamsburg 1699 (m. ist, 
Elizabeth, gr.-dau. of Col. John Page, 
m. 2d, Edith Hardaway); eldest son of 
Henry, founder of the family, who in 1653 
received a patent for 254 acres in the Mid- 
dle Plantation, now Williamsburg, seventy- 
four of these acres were purchased by the 
colonial government for the site of the 
palace. The family is supposed to have 
come from Shropshire, Eng. The name 
was originally Tiller, of Norman origin. 

19 



"DEED, JOHN LUDOVICUS of Balti- 
J-t' more, Md., b. at Scottsville, Va., 
merchant, firm of Reed, Stickney & Co. 
(m. Nov. 10, 1864, Elizabeth McKee, dau. 
of Samuel and Elizabeth [Lindsay] Bigham 
of Franklin co., Pa.); son of Henry Lu- 
dovicus of Chambersburg, Pa., b. at South 
Weymouth, Mass., Sept. 18, 1790, d. at 
Chambersburg Sept. 16, 1886 (m. Mar. 14, 
1826, Charlotte Stickney); son of John of 
Bolton, Mass., b. at So. Weymouth Feb. 

13, 1756, d. at Bolton Feb. 9, 1835, was one 
of those who built the fortifications on 
Dorchester heights which caused the British 
to evacuate Boston (m. Jan. 5, 1779, Rachel, 
dau. of Eben and Abigail Clark); son of 
John of So. Weymouth, Mass., b. there 
June 22, 1728, d. there in 1780 (m. Dec- 
26, 1745, Mary, dau. of Samuel and Han- 
nah [Ward] Bates); son of John of So. 
Weymouth, Mass., b. there Dec. 30, 1679, 
d. there in Dec, 1757 (m. pub. Nov. 11, 
1715, Sarah Whitmarsh); son of Thomas of 
Weymouth, Mass., b. there, d. there Nov. 

14, I7i9(m. Sarah Rogers); son of William 
of Weymouth, Mass.; supposed to be son 
of William Reade and Lucy Henage, b. 
1605, sailed from Gravesend, Eng., in the 
ship Assurance de Zo in 1635 and settled at 
Weymouth, Mass., freeman 1635, repre- 
sentative 1636-8. 

FRENCH, JONATHAN of Boston, 
Mass., where he was born, educated 
and began his business career of a mer- 
chant, over his long life he has been iden- 
tified with many of its financial institutions 
and religious societies (m. Nov. 21, 1832, 
Hannah Weld, eldest dau. of the late John 
Davis Williams of Boston who was well 
known among the philanthropic merchants 
of the past, his descent from Robert Wil- 
liams of Roxbury is recorded in " The 
Surnames and Coats of Arms of the 
Williamses"); son of Jonathan of Boston, 
b. at Braintree Apr. 29, 1772, d. at Dor- 
chester Nov. 3, 1838, a man of high moral 
and religious character, interested in the 
politics of his day, and among his many 
friends was a great favorite (m. Feb. 18, 
i8o2,Ann,dau. of David and Sarah [Davis] 
Weld of Roxbury); son of Moses, Jr., of 



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Braintree, Mass., b. there Sept. 16, 1731, d. 
there Jan. 19, 1807, a patriot occupying 
many important positions in his native town, 
a military officer, and leading churchman 
(m. Aug. II, 1756, Elizabeth Hobart of the 
well-known Braintree family); son of Moses 
of Braintree, Mass., b. there Feb. 16, 1700, 
d. there Sept. 19, 1768, held official positions 
there (m. Dec. 24, 1730, Esther Thayer, 
granddau. of Ruth Alden, whose father was 
the famous John Alden of Plymouth mem- 
or)0; son of Thomas of Braintree, Mass., 
b. there Jan. 10, 1657, d. there Sept. 22, 
1717, held various town offices (m. Eliza- 
beth ); son of John of Monoticote 

at Mount Woolystone, now Braintree, d. 
there Aug. 6, 1692, was among the promi- 
nent early settlers there (m. ist, Grace 

, who d. there Feb. 28, 1680, m. 2d, 

Elinor, d. Apr. 23, 1711, dau. of Rev. 
William Thompson, first minister of Brain- 
tree). The different families bearing the 
surname of French have evidently been de- 
rived from many sources. The prototype 
of this name is identified with Germany 
but more particularly with France, where 
passing through many dialectical changes it 
finally reaches in England what approaches 
its modern orthography, as an illustration 
of some early prototypes may be mentioned: 
Francus, Franciscus, Franc, Lefranc, De- 
franc, Franck, Frank, France, Defrance, 
Franco, Francia, Francio, Francais, Fran- 
cois, Lefrancois, Fraunceys, Fraunces, 
Francis and Frances. Some of this sur- 
name descended from the Defrenes, and 
public records often record the name 
Freynsh, Frainche, and Freinche, besides 
there is evidence given by their armorial 
bearings. 

MALLERY, Rev. CHARLES PAYSON 
of New York city, b. at Philadelphia 
July 20, 1842, pastor of the First Presb. 
Church of Chesapeake City, Md., 1869-78, 
and of the Olivet Presb. Church of Wilming- 
ton, Del., 1878-85, now pastor of the West 
Farms Presb. Church in N. Y. city, author 
of Historical Sketches of Bohemia Manor, 
and of Ancient Families of Bohemia Manor; 
their Homes and their Graves, correspond- 
ing member N. Y. Historical Soc. and Del- 



aware Hist. Soc; son of Daniel of Phila- 
delphia, b. at Warren, Conn., Aug. 3, 1803, 
d. at Wilmington, N. C, Apr. 6, 1851, 
founder of the Union School and Chil- 
dren's Home in Phila. (m. at New Milford, 
Conn., Feb. 12, 1824, Clara, b. Sept. i, 
1806, d. Feb. 18, 1885, dau. of Northrop 
and Charity [Gould] Gilbert of Greenfield, 
Conn., he b. Dec. 26, 1782, d. Jan. i, 1842, 
she dau. of David and Abigail [Hill] Gould, 
son of Onesimus and Eunice [Hubbell] 
Gould, son of Hon. Nathan Gould of Fair- 
field, Conn., b. 1663, d. Oct. 3, 1723, deputy 
gov. of Conn., chief justice of Supreme Court 
1712, son of Maj. Nathan Gould of Fair- 
field, Conn., d. Mar. 4, 1693-4, he, North- 
rop Gilbert, son of David Gilbert of Weston, 
now Easton, Conn., b. in Nov., 1746, d. in 
Nov., 1812, m. Abigail, dau. of Wm. Wake- 
ley, son of Ebenezer Gilbert, b. Mar. 31, 
1724, m. Northrop, son of John Gil- 
bert, b. at Fairfield parish 1696, d. 1782, 
son of Joseph), the ten children of Daniel 
Mallery were: i, Daniel Gilbert Mallery, b. 
Dec. I, 1824, at Bridgeport, Conn., d. at 
Beverly, N. J., Apr. 13, 1868, educated at 
Delaware Coll., a Presbyterian minister, 
an original thinker, learned Biblical scholar 
and contributor to the religious press, chap- 
lain 51st Penna. reg. in Rebellion, pastor 
Norristown Central Church, afterward of 
Beverly Presb. Ch., m. July 22, 1850, Eliza- 
beth Gould, and left four daughters, Lillie, 
m. Louis Kerbaugh, Clara, m. Wm. Durar, 
Jennie, m. Edward Oliver, and Julia, m. J. 
J. Deemer, ii, William Noble Mallery, Hi, 
Henry Northrop Mallery, iv, Eliza Wolcott 
Mallery, m. Oct. 13, 1863, James Ogdin of 
the U. S. rev. marine service, both dead, v, 
Richard A dolphus Mallery, b. May 6, 1837, d. 
at Milford, Del., June 9, 1872, educated at 
Columbian Coll., pastor Cedar Street Presb. 
Ch. of Phila., afterward of Milford Presb. 
Ch., m. May 12, 1859, Annie Eliza Pitman, 
and left four sons and two daughters: Lulu, 
Allen, Lawrence, Edith, Charles and Rich- 
ard, vi, Annie Gilbert Mallery, vii, Charles 
Payson, above, viii, Clara Gould, ix, Mary 
Whitaker, x, Allen Noble/ he, Daniel Mall- 
ery, was son of Daniel of Roxbury, Conn., 
b. Dec. 23, 1774, removed to N. Y. State; 
son of John of Roxbury, Conn., b. May 



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13. I739» d- Mar. 29, 1824 (m. 1771 Hannah 
Moulthrop); son of Benjamin of Ripton, 
Conn., b. Apr. 3, 1692 (m. Dec. 22, 1715, 
Eunice Butler of Wethersfteld); son of 
Peter, Jr., of Stratford, Conn., b. July 27, 
1653, d. 1720 (m. May 27, 1678, Elizabeth 
Trowbridge); son of Peter of New Haven, 
1644- 1697 (m. in Feb., 1648, Elizabeth 
Barnes), he landed at Boston 1637-9, re- 
moved to New Haven, where he signed the 
New Haven covenant in Aug., 1644. 

FORBES, ROBERT BENNETT of Mil- 
ton, Mass., b. at Jamaica Plains, Mass. 
(m. Jan. 20, 1834, Rose Green, dau. of John 
Smith, an Englishman); son of Ralph B. 
of N. Y., b. at Milton June 11, 1773, d. at 
Milton Oct. 5, 1824, merchant (m. Margaret 
Perkins, sister of Col. Thomas H. Perkins 
and James Perkins, and granddau. of An- 
drew Bennett, brother of Robert); son of 
John of St. Augustine, Fla., b. in Eng- 
land, d. there Sept. 17, 1783, a government 
official at St. Augustine, returned to Eng- 
land June 7, 1783 (m. Feb. 2, 1769, Doro- 
thy Murray of Scotch descent, d. at Milton, 
Mass., June 11, 1811); son of John of 
Deskrie, d. 1739, buried at Strathdon, 
Scotland (m. Dorothy Collingwood, aunt to 
Lord Collingwood). The family originated 
from the family of Dauch; William of that 
ilk lived in 1800 and was brother to Alex- 
ander of Pitsligo and were of the family of 
Newe and Eding lassie. 

ARMS, EDWARD W. of Troy, N. Y., 
b. there, grad. C. E. at Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Inst. 1869, compiled a family 
genealogical record (m. Jan. 11, 1871, Ella 
S., dau. of Lucius and Harriet S. [Booth] 
Wright, he son of Jehiel and Susan [Hea- 
ton] Wright of Weybridge, Vt.); son of 
Seneca of Troy, N. Y., b. at Ashfield, 
Mass., Nov. 16, 1806, d. at Troy, N. Y., 
May 17, 1881 (m. Nov. 6, 1833, Jane, dau. 
of Samuel and Esther [Arms] Wells of 
Deerfield, Mass.); son of William, 4th, of 
Deerfield, Mass., b. there Dec. 8, 1769, d. 
at Painted Post, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1813, 
lawyer (m. Mercy, dau. of Capt. Samuel 
Snow of Goshen, Mass.); son of Dea. 
William, 3d, of Deerfield, Mass., b. there 
June 25, 1724, d. there May .10, 1794 (m. 



Elizabeth Belding); son of William, 2d, 
of Deerfield, Mass., b. there 1692, d. there 
Sept. 27, 1774 (m. Oct. 28, 1720, Rebecca 
Nash, desc. of John Porter, who arrived at 
Dorchester, Mass., May 30, 1627); son of 
William, ist, of Deerfield, Mass., b. on 
Isle of Jersey 1654, d. at Deerfield Aug. 
25, 1 73 1, served in several Indian fights, 
and lies buried beside his son William and 
grandson William (m. 1677 Joanna, dau. 
of John Hawks of Hadley, Mass.). 

NEEDHAM, HENRY M. of Brooklyn, 
N.Y., lawyer, b. at Wales, Mass., Nov. 
23, 1829, educated at Union College, and 
Harvard Law Sch. (m. July 6, 1864, Helen 
E,, dau. of H. T. Chapman of Brooklyn, 
N. Y.), has three children: Helen P., 
Henry C, LL. B., and George A.; son of 
Jonathan, Jr., of Wales, Mass., b. there 
June 15, 1793, d. there Jan. 24, 1862, served 
in war of 1812, was deacon of Baptist 
Church thirty years (m. Dec. 21, 1816, 
Lodisa Pratt, of Scotch descent), had three 
children: Asa H,, b. Apr. 6, 1821, d. Apr. 
27, 1847, at Baltimore, Md., Eunice M., b. 
Apr. 8, 1827, d. at Wales Sept. 29, 1843, 
Henry M., above; son of Jonathan of 
Wales, Mass., b. there May 21, 1764, d. in 
Calvert co., Md., Dec. 8, 1811, served in 
Revolution, a large trader in cattle and 
land (m. May 30, 1786, Eunice, dau. of 
Capt. Asa Fisk of Wales, Mass., land- 
owner and farmer, after whom the southern 
part of the town was named, Fisk Hill), 
had five children: Roswell, b. Aug. i, 1787, 
d. Apr. 8, 1870, Sally, b. Mar. 29, 1789, 
Asa, b. May 18, 1791, d. Feb. 18, 1874, 
Jonathan, above, Chester, b. Oct. 16, 1795, 
d. Nov. 7, 1850; son of Nehemiah of 
Wales, Mass., b. there Apr. 4, 1734, d. at 
Bridgewater 1783, served in French and 
Indian war under his uncle, Rev. Capt. 
Ebenezer Moulton, who founded the Bap- 
tist Church in Wales, the eighth in the 
State (m. June 21, 1758, Eunice Fuller), 
had seven children: Eunice, b. June 24, 
1759, d. Nov. 16, 1837, m. Robert Andrews, 
a leading citizen, Mehitable,b. Jan. 17,1762, 
Jonathan, above, Robert, b. Nov. 27, 1766, 
Susanna, b. Dec. 14, 1769, Nehemiah, b. 
Oct. 16, 1772, Abigail, b. June 20, 1775; 



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son of Anthony of Wales, Mass., b. at 
Salem Nov. 23, 1696, d. at Wales, Mass., 
1763, first white settler there 1722, had 
numerous land grants there (m. June 10, 

1722, Mary, dau. of Robert Moulton, first 
town clerk, selectman and representative to 
Gen. Court from Brimfield, Mass., 1730-4), 
had eleven children: Anthony, b. May 18, 

1723, Mary, b. June 21, 1725, Hannah, b. 
Mar., 1727, d. Aug. 16, 1761, Ruth, b. 
Jan. 16, 1729, Naomi, b. June 5, 1731, 
Nehemiah, above, Abigail, b. Nov. 10, 
1736, Jasper, b. July 3, 1738, Jeremiah, b. 
June 7, 1741, Daniel, b. Sept. 13, 1743, 
Abner, b. Dec. 17, 1746; son of Anthony 
of Lynn, Mass., b. Apr. 11, 1663 (m. Jan. 
3, 1695, Mary Swinton), had eight children; 
son of Anthony, a Quaker puritan, came 
from England to Salem, Mass., abt. 1650 
(m. Jan. 10, 1655, Ann Potter), had twelve 
children. The Needham family in Eng- 
land took active part in reformation under 
Cromwell, and can trace their history to 
the twelfth century. Wales, Mass., was a 
part of Brimfield, Mass., from 1731 to 1828. 

MARSH, Hon. LUCIUS BOLLES of 
Boston, Mass., colonel of 47th Mass. 
Vols., commanded the defenses of New 
Orleans during the siege of Port Hudson 
1863, b. at the Marsh homestead, Danvers, 
Mass., Apr. 18, 1818 (m. July 5, 1842, Car- 
oline E. Mann, desc. from one of the first 
pilgrims); son by 2d w. of Capt. Thomas 
H., b. at the Marsh homestead, Danvers, 
Mass., July 9, 1776, d. at Hartland, Me., 
Oct. 20, 1870 (m. 2d, Nov. 27, 1814, Sarah 
Curtis Bronsdon, b. Feb. 24, 1783, d. Feb. 
24, 1855); son of Lieut. Ezekiel, b. at the 
Marsh homestead, Danvers, Mass., Jan. 
26, 1740, d. at Fairfield, Me., Sept. 15, 1822 
(m. May 30, 1764, Abiah Hartshorne); son 
of Ensign Ezekiel, b. at the first Marsh 
homestead, Salem, Mass.,bp. May 27, 1711, 
d. in May, 1798, at the new homestead built 
by him in 1766 (m. 1732 Sarah Buffington); 
son of Ezekiel, b. 1676 at the original 
homestead of John Marsh of 1633, d. after 
1750, lived ten or more years at the present 
homestead (m. July i, 1702, Rebecca Gould); 
son of Zachary, bp. Apr. 30, 1737, prob- 
ably the first Marsh child b. in America, d. 



1693 (m. Aug. 15, 1664, Mary, dau. of Henry 
Sillsbee); son of John, the first in America, 
took oath in England just before sailing, 
as John Marshe, Mar. 24, 1633, was granted 
twenty acres and soon after ten more (m. 
Susannah, dau. of Samuel Skelton, first 
minister of the puritans and organizer of 
the first church, Aug. 2, 1629). 

TENNY, ASA A. of Newbury, Vt.; son 
of Col. A. B. W. of Newbury, b. there 
June 10, 1795, d. there Sept. 13, 1873, edu- 
cated Dartmouth Coll. 1814-6, became 
interested in agricultural, political and 
military life, colonel 1824, in Vt. Legisla- 
ture seventeen times, presidential elector 
1840 to W. H. Harrison (m. June 14, 1818, 
Sophia, dau. of Capt. Solomon Cutler of 
Lexington, Mass., desc. of James Cutler, 
b. in England 1606); son of Asa of New- 
bury, Vt., b. at Salem, N. H., June 6, 1759, 
d. at Newbury May 25, 1831, influential 
and respected, held various public offices, 
and had a good property (m. Feb. 17, 1791, 
Mary White, desc. of William, b. in Eng- 
land 1610, landed at Ipswich, Mass., 1635, 
removed to Haverhill 1640, grantee of 
Indian lands there 1642); son of Jonathan 
of Corinth, Vt.,b. at Bradford, Mass., July 
25, 1736, d. at Corinth Jan. 12, 1806, a 
thrifty farmer at Salem, N. H., later at 
Corinth, father of Dr. Joshua Tenney, and 
served in Revolution (m. Oct. i, 1755, 
Mehetable Peasley); son of Jonathan of 
Bradford, Mass., b. Dec. 8, 1703, deacon 

1747 (m. Rebecca ); son of Samuel 

of Bradford, Mass., b. at Rowley Nov. 20, 
1667, member of Colonial Assembly 1725, 
and one of the thirty who voted against re- 
ceiving the king's charter, a step more bold 
than that of the fifty-six signers of 1776, 
was deacon and led the service of song 
twenty-five years (m. Dec. 18, 1690, Sarah, 
dau. of Capt. Joseph Boynton, representa- 
tive many years, town clerk, d. Dec. 16, 
1730, aged eighty-five); son of John, b. at 
Rowley, Mass., Dec. 14, 1640, d. at Brad- 
ford Apr. 13, 1722 (m. 1st, Feb. 21, 1664, 
Mercy, dau. of Francis Parrat, m. 2d, Dec. 
2, 1686, Susannah Woodbury of Beverly); 
son of Ensign Thomas, b. at Rowley, Eng., 
in 1614, d. at Bradford, Mass., Feb. 20, 



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149 



-), an English puritan, 



1669 (m. Ann — 
was of Rev. Ezekiel Rogers' colony of 
sixty families which settled the Rogers 
plantation in 1637, his farm at Rowley is 
still owned by descendants, 

WHITE, A. TENNY of Biddeford, 
Me., b. at Haverhill, Mass., in the 
mansion 200 years old and still standing 
on the ancestral estate, the ninth in descent 
from the first Amer. ancestor, educated at 
Haverhill and at Boston school of technol- 
ogy, entered machine shop at North Ando- 
ver, later Pepperell cotton mills, filling 
responsible ^position; son of James D. of 
Haverhill, Mass., b. there Mar. 31, 1824, 
an independent farmer, retired from plaster 
mill and coal business before leaving the 
old homestead in 1874, active in introduc- 
ing the street railroad and public improve- 
ments (m. Jan. 29, 1851, H. Ann, dau. of 
Col. A. B. W. Tenny of Newbury, Vt., a 
man of wealth, engaged in military, politi- 
cal, business and religious life); son of 
William of Haverhill, Mass., b. there Sept. 
4, 1790, d. there Sept. 25, 1835, a portly 
man, farmer at the ancestral home, quarter- 
master in war of 1812, active in town affairs 
(m. July 4, 1816, Priscilla, dau. of James 
and Abigail [White] Davis, a large land- 
owner of Haverhill); son of Samuel of 
Haverhill, b. there Aug. 26, 1759, d. there 
Dec 15, 1808, farmer on the homestead (m. 
Mar. 22, 1789, Lydia, dau. of Nathan Ayer, 
minute-man 1775, son of Capt. Samuel 
Ayer, killed by Indians Aug. 29, 1708); son 
of Samuel of Haverhill, b. there Dec. 15, 
1718, d. there Aug. 21, 1801, on war * alarm 
list' 1757, to organize 'fire club' 1768, on 
India tea committee 1774, delegate to Pro- 
vincial Congress 1774, leading member of 
First Bapt. Church, presented a fine bell 
to it 1799, merchant, farmer (m. Sarah, dau. 
of Rev. Richard Brown); son of William 
of Haverhill, b. there Jan. 18, 1694, d. there 
Dec. II, 1737, clothier, representative to 
Gen. Court 1733-4, county magistrate, dea- 
con, captain of militia (m. June 12, 1716, 
Sarah, dau. of Samuel Phillips, goldsmith 
of Salem, desc. of Rev. George, who came 
to America 1630); son of John of Haver- 
hill, b. there Mar. 8, 1664, d. there Nov. 20, 



1727, town clerk, representative, captain 
in Indian war, magistrate, styled the 
" worshipful John White," had much prop- 
erty in trade and land (m. Oct. 24, 1687, 
Lydia, dau. of Hon. John Gilman of Exeter, 
son of Edward, who came from Norfolk, 
Eng.); son of John of Haverhill, b. Mar. 
8, 1639, l^^t large estate (m. Nov. 25, 1662, 
Hannah French); son of William, b. 1610, 
came from Norfolk, Eng., in 1635, and 
landed at Ipswich, Mass., removed to 
Haverhill 1640, an original grantee there 

1642, d. Sept. 28, 1690 (m. Mary , d. 

Sept. 22, 1681, aged 75), his property was 

;^508 IDS. 

DOWNER, DAVID ROBERTSON^ of 
Elizabeth, N. J., gold and silver re- 
finer at Newark, N. J., and New York city 
(m. Jan. 30, 1866, Adelaide, dau. of Helim 
W. and Elizabeth Ann [Clute] Tiflfany of 
Pompey Hill, N. Y., she dau. Jacobus and 
Elizabeth [Vandenburg] Clute of Half 
Moon, N. Y., son of Girardus Clute, son 
of Capt. John Clute of Albany, he son of 
Stephen and Mercy [Hodge] Tiflfany, who 
moved from Cambridge, Mass., and with 
others settled the town of Pompey abt. 
1790), D. R. D. had two children: Edith, 
and Arthur Tiflfany Downer; son of David 
R.^ of New York, b. at Westfield, N. J., 
Aug. 2, 1808, d. there Nov. 28, 1841, grad. 
Yale Coll. 1828, studied at Auburn Theol. 
Sem., ordained and installed as first pastor 
of West Presb. Ch. New York Mar. 25, 
1832 (m. Apr. 18, 1833, Eliza, dau. of Joel 
and Sarah [Brown] Sayre of New York, 
whose ancestor was an earl)^ settler of 
Southampton, L. I.), had three children: 
William Richards Downer, b. June 16, 1834, 
grad. Williams Coll. and disappeared un- 
accountably from Lowell, Mass., soon after 
and never heard iiora,Alfred Sayre Downer, 
b. Feb. 21, 1837, m. May 2, 1865, Catherine 
Levere of Rah way, N. J., and had Charles 
A., David R., b. Nov. 15, 1839, above; son 
of Samuel of Westfield, N. J., b. there 
May 24, 1760, d. there May 29, 1846, en- 
rolled in N. J. militia July 11, 1779, estab- 
lished a mercantile business at Westfield 
about 1780, which is still in existence, first 
director of Elizabethtown bank 1812, elder 



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in Presb. Ch. 1822-46 (m. May 31, 1780, 
Sarah, b. Aug. 18, 1770, d. July 28, 1820, 
dau. of Daniel and Abigail [Sayre] Robert- 
son of Westfield, he b. 1748, son of Samuel, 
whose ancestor came from Salisbury, Eng., 
to Newbury, Mass., thence to Elizabeth- 
town, N. J.), had twelve children: Nancy, 
Elizabeth, Hannah, Samuel, Sarah W., 
Mary, Edwin, Silas, Abigail, Aaron Q., 
David R., and Lucilla, nine of whom m. 
and had issue; son of Samuel of Elizabeth- 
town and Westfield, N. J., b. at Norwich, 
Conn., Feb. 28, 1723, d. at Orange, N. J., 
Oct. 22, 1824, aged loi, came to N. J. abt. 
1744, blacksmith, served in battle at Spring- 
field and Elizabethtown, N. J., in Revolu- 
tion (m. 1759 Hannah, b. 1733, d. Sept. 28, 
1804, dau. of John and Jemima [Thompson] 
Potter of an old Elizabethtown family), had 
also a son John Downer of Orange, N. J., 
m. Eunice Baldwin and had Jephtha, who 
moved to Auburn, N. Y., abt. 1825, and 
has descendants still living there; son of 
Samuel of Norwich, Conn.,b. at Newbury, 
Mass., Apr. 12, 1699, d. at Norwich 1797 
(m. 1721-2 Phebe Bishop); son of Joseph, 
b. at Newbury, Mass., Mar. 25, 1666, d. at 
Norwich, Conn., Nov. 23, 1756, removed 
there abt. 1706, had ten sons and three 
dau. (m. abt. 1692, Hannah Grafton); son 
of Joseph, who came from England with 
his brother Robert abt. 1650 to Newbury, 
Mass. (m. July 9, 1660, Mary, dau. of John 
Knight), took oath of allegiance at New- 
bury 1678; son of Robert of near Salis- 
bury, Eng. (m. Hannah Vincent, a Hugue- 
not). 

POPE, ALBERT AUGUSTUS of Bos- 
ton, Mass., manufacturer, founder of 
the bicycle industry in America, captain in 
35th Mass. Vol. Inf., brevetted major and 
lieut.-col. for gallant service in Rebellion, 
b. at Boston May 20, 1843 (m. Sept. 20, 
1871, Abby, dau. of George Linder of New- 
ton, of a London family); son of Charles 
of Boston, Mass., b. Aug. 12, 1814, d. 
Feb. 24, 1888 (m. Aug. 24, 1834, Elizabeth 
Bogman); son of Frederick, Jr., of Dor- 
chester, b. Aug. 20, 1772, d- Dec. 16, 1826 
(m. Apr. 13, 1796, Mary, dau. of John and 
Sarah [Blake] Pierce, desc. of Capt. Roger 



Clap, Rev. Wm. Thompson, etc.); son of 
Col. Frederick of Stoughton, b. May 15, 
1733, d. Aug. 20, 1812, an officer in Rev. 
army, rep. to Legislature (m. June 8, 1758, 
Mary, dau. of Joseph and Mary [Stephens] 
Cole); son of Dr. Ralph of Stoughton, b. 
Nov. 10, 1705, d. Jan. i, 1750 (m. Nov. 27, 
1729, Rebecca, dau. of Richard Stubbs, Jr., 
of Hull, gt.-gr.-dau. of Samuel Ward of 
Charlestown); son of Ralph of Dorchester, 
b. 1679, d. Feb. 2, 1744 (m. Mar. 24, 1697-8, 
Rachel, dau. of Henry and Hannah [Pray] 
Neale of Braintree); son of John of Squan- 
tum, b. in England, d. Oct. 18, 1686; son 
of John, Sr., b. in England, «d. Apr. 12, 
1648, one of the founders of Dorchester, 
Mass., freeman 1634, signer of church cov- 
enant 1636, selectman 1637-8, brother of 
Thomas of Plymouth. The family appear 
to be of Anglo-Saxon origin, and the early 
homestead, Popeham in Sussex, is men- 
tioned in Domesday Book. 

FORSYTH, JAMES GILBERT of Buf- 
falo, N. Y., b. there Apr. 17, 1832, 
merchant (m. Mar. 10, 1857, Jane Elizabeth, 
d. May 13, 1876, dau. of Alvan Leonard 
Dodge); and WAYNE DODGE Forsyth, 
b. Dec. 29, 1829, d. Mar. 7, 1831; sons of 
Gilbert Solomon of Buffalo, N. Y., b. 
1799, d. there Oct. 7, 1832, aged 33 years, 
lawyer (m. Feb. 15, 1829, Alma, d. July 4, 
1863, dau. of Alvan Dodge). 

S LOCUM, JAMES of Brownsville, Pa., 
b. at Claverack, N. Y., November 7, 
18 1 1, hardware merchant, he was a delegate 
from the 21st Pennsylvania district to Free 
Soil convention at Buffalo 1848, that nomi- 
nated Van Buren and Adams, presidential 
elector on Free Soil ticket same year, dele- 
gate to Free Soil dem. conv. at Pittsburgh 
1852 that nominated Hale and Julian (m. 
1st, Oct. 28, 1833, Caroline Elizabeth, m. 
2d, Apr. 9, 1846, her sister, Pamelia Ellis, 
daus. of Dr. Samuel Pitkin of Ballston 
Spa, N. Y., a distinguished physician who 
served as surgeon of 32d N. Y. 1. reg. in 
war of 1812, son of Thomas W. and Rhoda 
[Marsh] Pitkin of Hartford, Vt., desc. of 
Wm. Pitkin, b. in Maryleborn, Eng., 1635, 
came to Hartford, Conn., 1659, appointed 
king's attorney for the colony 1664, she is 



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also desc. from Lieut. -Gov. Joseph Marsh 
and Dorothy Mason, the latter desc. from 
Capt. John Mason, the famous conqueror of 
the Pequots); son of Giles of Claverack, 
N. Y., b. at Dover, N. Y., Apr. 3, 1787, d. 
at Claverack Aug. 25, 1815, merchant, 
miller, an active and successful business 
man (m. July 12, 1808, Jane, dau. of James 
and Mary [Taylor] Brisbin, early settlers 
of Saratoga, he elected July 26, 1789, elder 
in the historic Dutch Ref. Ch. of Schuyler- 
ville and continued such forty years); son 
of Giles of Saratoga, N. Y., b. at Warwick, 
R. I., Jan. 5, 1759, d. at Saratoga Nov. 14, 
1826, was at massacre of Wyoming 1778, 
when but seven of his company escaped, 
eldest brother of Frances Slocum,the Indian 
captive (m. Sarah, dau. of Jeremiah Ross ' 
of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., sister of Gen. Wm. 
Ross and of Perrin and Jeremiah, Jr., who 
were killed at the massacre of Wyoming); 
son of Jonathan of Wilkes-Barre, b. at E. 
Greenwich, R. I., May i, 1733, d. at Wilkes- 
Barre Dec. 16, 1778, a Friend, moved to 
Wilkes-Barre abt. 1774, he and his father- 
in-law, Isaac Tripp, were killed and scalped 
by Indians in sight of the fort (m. Feb. 23, 
1757, Ruth, dau. of Isaac Tripp of Ports- 
mouth, R. I.); son of Joseph of E. Green- 
wich, R. I., b. at Newport Jan. 30, 1706, 
member R.I. Legislature i74i,'2,'4(m. Sept. 
27, 1724, Patience, dau. of Caleb Carr of 
Jamestown, R. I.); son of Giles of New- 
port, R. I. (m. Nov. 23, 1704, Mary, dau. 
of Ralph and Dorothy Paine of Freetown, 
Mass.); son of Samuel of Newport, b. abt. 
1657; son of Giles, the common ancestor 
of the Slocums, b. in Somersetshire, Eng., 
came to America and settled at Newport, 
R. I., 1638, a Friend. The name probably 
derived from the sloe tree which grew on 
the ridgy hills called combes in the s. w. of 
England. 

ELLIS, SETH H. of Springboro, O., b. 
at Martainsville, O. (m. Aug. 21, 
185 1, Rebecca Tressler, whose parents 
came to Springboro early in the settlement 
of the State); son of Robert, b. in Tennes- 
see, d. at Jonesboro, Ind., in Mar., 1873 
(m. Mrs. Anna [Hockett] Moon, widow of 
James Moon, dau. of Jonathan Hockett); 



son of Nehemiah, b. in Tennessee, d. at 
New Vienna, O.; son of Mordacai, who 
came from New England and settled in 
Tennessee. 

EATON, ARTHUR WENTWORTH 
HAMILTON of N. York city, b. at 
Kentville, N. S., A. B. Harvard Coll., 
clergyman of the Prot. Episcopal Church, 
author of "The Heart of the Creeds" and 
many poems and articles of various sorts, 
member of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc, etc., 
genealogist of the Nova Scotia Eatons and 
the Thorne family of New York and Nova 
Scotia; son of William of Kentville, N. S., 
b. at Cornvvallis, N. S., Sept. 30, 1823, for 
some years inspector of schools for Kings 
CO., an educationalist and office holder in 
the town (m, Feb. 15, 1849, Anna Augusta 
Willoughby, d. Sept. 23, 1883, dau. of Otho 
and Maria [Starr] Hamilton, he, son of 
Henry, b. in Scotland in 1747 and a de- 
scendant of one of the ancient families of 
Scotland); son of Ward of Canard, Corn- 
wallis, N. S., b. there Nov. 28, 1797, d. 
there Feb. i, 1870, a man of character, a 
leader in the province, and interested in 
politics (m. May 13, 1819, his first cousin, 
Eunice Deborah, dau. of Elisha and Irene 
[Bliss] Eaton); son of John of Cornwallis, 
N. S., b. there May 29, 1773, d. there May 
5, 1843 (m. May 29, 1794, Tabitha, dau. of 
John and Catherine Rand, of an old New 
England family); son of David, b. at Haver- 
hill, Mass., Apr. i, 1729, d. at Cornwallis, 
N. S., July 17, 1803, removed to Tolland, 
Conn., thence to Nova Scotia in i76i,a few 
years after the expulsion of the Acadians 
and received land which they had culti- 
vated, became rich and influential (m. ist, 
Oct. 10, 1751, Deborah, dau. of Thomas 
and Sarah [Miller] White of Connecticut 
descent, m. 2d, Alice, widow Dr. Samuel 
Willoughby); son of James of Haverhill, 
Mass., b. there Mar. 9, 1696, d. there (m. 
June 13, 1728, Rachel [Kimball] Ayer, 
widow of Samuel Ayer, Jr., of Haverhill); 
son of Jonathan ; son of Thomas ; son of 
John, who came from England before 1640, 
d. at Haverhill Oct. 29, 1668 (m. abt. 1618 

in England, Anne , d. Feb. 5, 1660, 

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families of Eatons originating in New Eng- 
land before 1640, and each has now a 
genealogist at work. 

MOSELEY, EDWARD STRONG of 
Newburyport, Mass., b. there June 
22, 1813, educated at Yale Coll., which in 
1870 conferred the hon. degree of A. M., 
formed business connection with B. A. 
Gould of Boston, at one time head master 
of Boston Latin School, and made voyages 
to Batavaria, China, Calcutta, etc., settled 
at Newburj'port and engaged in Calcutta 
trade and shipping, director and treasurer 
of many public institutions, president Me- 
chanics' State and National Bank and of the 
Institution for Savings, member of the 
Society of Cincinnati (m. Feb. 5, 1839, 
Charlotte Augusta, dau. of Rev. George T. 
Chapman, D. D., son of Thomas Chapman 
of Chailey, Eng., early engaged in the silk 
traffic in India, came to America and 
finally settled at Greenfield, Mass.); son 
of Ebenezer of Newburyport, Mass., b. 
Nov. 21, 1781, d. Aug. 28, 1854, grad. 
Yale Coll. 1802, lawyer, vested with various 
offices of public trust and honor, colonel 
of Mass. militia in war of 1812-5, seven 
years in the House, in Senate 1821-2, 
master in chancery, presidential elector, 
director of old Newburyport bank, etc. {m. 
June 17, 1810, Mary Ann, dau. of Edward 
Oxnard, grad. Harvard Coll. 1767, son of 
Thomas Oxnard, provincial grand master 
of masons eleven years); son of Ebenezer, 
b. Feb. 19, 1741, d. Mar. 20, 1825, grad. 
Yale Coll. 1763, was the first person 
licensed to preach by Brookfield Associa- 
tion 1765, ordained missionary among 
western Indians 1767 (m. Sept. 14, 1773, 
Martha Strong, desc. of Elder John Strong, 
sister of Gov. Caleb Strong); son of Sam- 
uel, b. Aug. 15, 1708, d. July 26, 1791, 
in the fifty-seventh year of his ministry, 
grad. Harvard Coll. 1729, chaplain to Gov. 
Belcher, ordained pastor of Second Church 
of Windham, N. H., 1734 (m. July 4, 1734, 
Bethiah, widow of Rev. William Billings, 
his predecessor, dau. of Judge Joseph Otis 
of Scituate, desc. of John Otis, who came 
to New England in 1635); son of Ebenezer 
of Dorchester, b. Sept. 4, 1673, d. Sept. 19, 



1740, constable 1705, town treasurer 1720, 
town clerk 1721, selectman 1719-21 (m. ist, 
Sarah, dau. of William Trescott, m. 2d, 
Hannah, dau. of John Weeks); son of 
Thomas of Dorchester, Mass.,d. there Oct. 
22, 1706, admitted to church there 1658 (m. 
Oct. 28, 1658, Mary Cooper); son of John 
of Dorchester, d. there Aug. 29, 1661, came 
probably in ship Mary and John, which 
sailed from Plymouth, Eng., Mar. 20, 1629- 
30, settled at Dorchester, Mass., 1630, ad- 
mitted freeman 1638, spelled his name 
Maudesley in 1641 (m. Cicely ). 

aEROULD, HENRY, M. D., of Cleve- 
land, O., b. at East Smithfield, Pa., 
Mar. 6, 1829, grad. M. D. of Western Re- 
serve Univ. 1864 (m. June 21, 1870, Julia 
J., b. Mar. 6, 1843, dau. of Thomas J. 
Clapp, son of Judge Orris Clapp, who 
moved from Middlefield, Mass., to Mentor, 
O., in 1806); son of Jabez Lawrence of 
E. Smithfield, Pa., after 1801, b. at New- 
ton, Conn., Dec. 13, 1795, d. at E. Smith- 
field June 6, 1852, farmer, merchant, cap- 
tain of militia (m. May 25, 1821, Margaret 
Beebe, b. in New London, Conn.); son of 
Jabez of E. Smithfield, Pa., b. at Wren- 
tham, Mass., Nov. i, 1748, d. at E. Smith- 
field June 12, 1802, enlisted at Bunker Hill, 
wounded there, capt. of ordnance, after- 
ward settled at Newton, Conn., blacksmith 
there, moved to Franklin, N. Y., 1798, to 
E. Smithfield, Pa., 1801 (m. abt. 1781-2, 
Demaris Bennett, in whose house was held 
the first prayer meeting and sermon); fifth 
son of Gramaliel of Wrentham, Mass., b. 
at Medfield Sept. 23, 1719, d. at Wrentham 
Oct. 18, 1795, changed the spelling of the 
name from Jerauld, his brother Stephen 
changed it to Gerald and their descendants 
have followed them, he had twelve children 
(m. ist, Dec. 25, 1741, Rebecca Lawrence, 
m. 2d, Oct. II, 1751, Jerusha Mann); son 
of James or Jacques Jerauld, born 
in province of Languedoc, France, d. at 
Medfield Oct. 25, 1760, physician, driven 
from France after revocation of edict of 
Nantes 1685, during the voyage he acted as 
accoucheur for another Huguenot family to 
whom a daughter was born, Martha Dupee, 
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LEWIS, FRANK PARDEE of Lisle, N. 
Y., b. in Triangle tp., N. Y., Mar. 10, 
1851, entered Rochester, N. Y., Univ. class 
1874, is a D. K. E., admitted to the N. Y. 
State bar 1874, member and clerk of Lisle 
bd. of education, now its pres., pres. of 
village two years, originator of The Lewis 
Associations, Lewis League and Lewis 
Letter (m. ist, June 24, 1875, Sarah Caro- 
line, d. Mar. 30, 1877, youngest dau. of 
James and Rhoda [Hyde] Stoddard, m. 2d, 
Sept. 15, 1884, widow Eugenie [Cole] Per- 
soneus, dau. of Wm . D. and Sarah [Schoon- 
maker] Cole); eldest son of James Randall 
of Lisle, N. Y., b. in Triangle tp., N. Y., 
Dec. 5, 1825, farmer, practical builder (m. 
Mar. 31, 1850, Mary Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. 
David Fowler Leach and Malinia Pardee, 
desc. of Lawrence Leach); eldest son of Asa 
of Triangle tp., N. Y., b. at Petersburgh, 
N. Y., Jan. 4, 1801, d. at Triangle Feb. 6, 
1880, farmer, a generous, honest and indus- 
trious man (m. Nancy, dau. of Henry Greene 
of Blenheim, N. Y.), had seventeen chil- 
dren; son of John (m. Esther, dau. of 
David Madison); son of Randall of Kop- 
kinton, R. L, d. near Delhi, N. Y. (m. Nov. 
21, 1765, Alice Rathbone of Exeter, R. L). 

HULING, RAY GREENE of New Bed- 
ford, Mass., b. at Prov., R. L, Oct. 
15, 1847, grad. Brown Univ. 1869, A. M. 
1872, assistant Fall River High School 
1869-75, principal Fitchburg High School 
1875-86, principal New Bedford High 
School since 1886, frequent contributor to 
educational periodicals, active in teachers' 
associations, contributor of local history 
and genealogy in local historical magazines, 
notably an article on the Greenes of Quid- 
nesset and on Samuel Hubbard 1610-89, 
is preparing the Huling genealogy (m. July 
10, 1879, Ellen C, dau. of Walter and Ellen 
[Borden] Paine, desc. of Stephen Paine of 
Rehoboth, and Richard Borden of Ports- 
mouth, R. L); son of John G., Jr., of Provi- 
dence, R. L, b. at Exeter, R. L, May 17, 
1824, d. at Carondelet, Mo., May 9, 1871, 
carpenter, contractor, leading Odd Fellow, 
major of Providence Artillery (m. Nov. 3, 
1845, Huldah S., dau. of George S. 
and Ann M. [Bliven] Wilcox, desc. of 
20 



Edward Wilcox and Edward Bliven of 
Rhode Island); son of John G. of East 
Greenwich, R. L, b. at North Kingstown, R. 
L, Mar. 26, 1801, d. at E. Greenwich June 
27, 1882, a sturdy and industrious farmer 
(m. May 25, 1823, Lydia B., dau. of John 
and Lydia [Wilcox] Lillibridge of Exeter, 
R. I., desc. of Thomas Lillibridge and Ed- 
ward Wilcox of Newport); son of Andrew 
of North Kingstown, R. L,b. there in Mar. 
1767, d. there Dec. 24, 1833, farmer at 
Huling Corner (m. Ruth, dau. of John and 
Sarah [Spink] Greene, desc. of John 
Greene of Quidnesset, R. L, and Robert 
Spink of Portsmouth, R. L); son of Alex- 
ander of North Kingstown, b. there Aug. 
5, 1725, d. there Apr. 18, 1791, farmer (m. 
Feb. 3, 1745, Mary, dau. of William and 
Patience [Harris] Smith, desc. of Christo- 
pher Smith and William Harris of Provi- 
dence); son of James of North Kingstown, 
d. 1729 (m. Mary Havens, desc. of William 
of Portsmouth, R. L); son of Capt. Alex- 
ander of North Kingstown, R. L,b. 1665-6, 
d. at N. Kingstown July 29, 1725, a leading 
citizen, one of its first settlers, one of the 
proprietors of Huling Purchase, gave land 
for old Baptist meeting-house near his 
home, dep. to Gen. Court and often a town 
officer (m, Elizabeth, dau. of Geo. Wight- 
man of Quidnesset, granddau. of Gilbert 
Updike of New York); son of James of 
Newport, R. L, and New York city, b. 
1634-5, d- Newport Mar. 6, 1686-7 (m. Mar- 
garet , b. 1631-2, d. at Lewes, Del., 

Feb. 16, 1706-7). There are five separate 
stocks in the U. S. with the name spelled 
Huling, Hulings, Hewling, Hewlings, Hu- 
lin, Hulen, all probably originally French. 
The above line probably came from Eng- 
land after some years of residence there, 
the Pennsylvania Hulings probably from 
Sweden with a remoter French origin, those 
of Mass. and N. C. direct from France, 
those of N. J. from England and remotely 
probably from France. 

ESTES, CHARLES of Warren, R. L, b. 
at Fall River, Mass., June 14, 1849, 
formerly operator in Sargent Card Clothing 
Co. at Worcester, now compiling a geneal- 
ogy of the Estes family (m. Sept. 26, 1872, 



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Frances Adaliiio, daii. of John and Hannah 
[HoweJ Simmons of Worcester, he son of 
Constant and Lydia [Briggs] Simmons); 
son of Josopli of Warren, R. I., b. at Dart- 
mouth, Mass., Oct. 26, 1801, wool dyer, 
moved to Fall River 1826, thence to War- 
ren 1862, carpenter, member of Society of 
Friends (m. Dec. 9, 1830, Eunice, dan. of 
Anthony and Isabel [liuHinlon| Chace of 
Warren, desc. of the early emigrants Chace 
and Bulhnton); son of .losopli of Dart- 
mouth, Mass., b. at Tiverton, R. I., Nov. 
27, 1754. d. at Dartmouth May 26, 1844, 
boot and shoemaker, tanner, a Friend (m. 
Apr. 2, 1788, Edith, dau. of Josiah and 
Hannah [Tucker] Wood of Dartmouth); 
son of Thomas of Tiverton, R. I., b. at 
Portsmouth, R. I., Feb. 17, 1725, d. at 
Tiverton, will proved Aug. 2, 1784, shoe- 
maker and tanner, a Friend (m. July 24, 
1747, Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph and Ruth 
Thomas of Portsmouth); son of Uobert of 
Portsmouth, R. 1., b. at Salem, Mass., June 
27, 1694, moved to R. I. abt. 1715, mariner, 
ship carpenter, a Friend (m. Oct. 22, 1715, 
Ann, dau. of Thomas and Ann [Freeborn] 
Durfee of Portsmouth, R. I.); son of Uicll- 
ard of Salem, Mass., b. in England in 
Mar., 1647, belonged to the Society of 
Friends at Newington, East Kent, Eng., 
till July II, 1684, came to Salem, Mass. (m. 
Apr. 23, 1687, Elizabeth Heck); son of 
Kobort and Dorothy of England. 

JOHNSON, RICHARD W. of St. Paul, 
Minn., b. in Livingston co., Ky., Feb. 
7, 1827, grad. West Point 1849, served in 
Rebellion, rising to rank of brig.-gcneral 
and brev. major-general, severely wounded 
May 27, 1864, and after the war placed on 
retired list at his own recjuest, democratic 
candidate for gov. of Minnesota 1881 (m. 
Oct. 30, 1850, Rachel E., dau. of Gen. 
James Steele of Penn., niece of Gen. 
Archibald Steele and Gen. John Steele, the 
latter collector of port of Phila. many years); 
son of JailiOH of Livingston co., Ky., b. in 
Virginia 1784, d. in Livingston co. Dec. 17, 
1837 (m. 1822 Mrs. Louisa L. Harmon nee 
Brigham); son of JaiuOH of Prince Edward 
CO., Va., for his military service he received 
1,000 acres in Barren co., Ky., sportsman, 



had a valuable stock of race-horses, was 
thrown from his horse and killed, aged 63; 
descended from James or Robert Johnson, 
a man of fortune and education, who came 
from Scotland with Dr. Maddon before 
1700, having procured a large grant of land 
which he stocked for tobacco planting, he 
had seven sons and two daughters who in- 
termarried with the children of Dr. Mad- 
don. 

I inVl^yiT, FREDERIC A., M. D.,Brook- 
♦J lyn, N.Y., b.alBath, Me., June 29, 1852, 
grad. Mass. Coll. of Pharmacy 1880, grad. 
L. I. Coll. Hospital Med. School 1883 (m. 
ist, Apr. 14, 1875, Emma L., of Newton, 
dau. of John W. and E. A. [Upham] Kings- 
bury, m. 2d, Apr. 27, 1887, Ella M., of 
Bkn., dau. of George W. and E. M. [Lane] 
Cahaley); son of (il(M>rg'0 of Bath, Me., b. 
at Pittston, Me., Feb. i, iSoi, d. at Bath 
May 28, 1872, followed the sea, master of 
vessel sailing from Bath, settled on a farm 
at Bath after marriage (m. Dec. 31, 1836, 
Sarah, dau. of Ebcn and Hannah Hale, son 
of Jonathan and Eunice [Spofford] Hale, 
son of Samuel and Martha | Palmer] Hale, 
son of Thomas and Joanna [Dodge] Hale), 
had seven other children: Charles, M.D.,of 
Brooklyn, George F. of Boston, Francis E. 
of St. Louis, Edwin II. of Toledo, Hannah 
E. of Boston, William, d. young April 9, 
1859, and Nellie M., d. May 20, 1882; son 
of .loiiathiiii of Pittston, Me., b. 1761, d. 
there in Nov., 1807, moved from London- 
derry, N. II., abt. 1800 (m. 1791 Hannah, 
dau. of Eliphalet and Rachel [Jonson] Hale, 
son of Samuel, son of Samuel and Martha 
[Palmer] Hale, son of Thomas and Joanna 
[Dodge] Hale); son of IWoscs of Exeter, N. 
H., I). Nov. 15, 1715, d. at Exeter, N. H., 
will proved July 29, 1767 (m. Nov. 17, 1737, 
Martha, dau. of Samuel and Martha [Pal- 
mer] Hale, son of Thomas and Joanna 
[Dodge] Hale); son of .Toiiatliaii, b. Mar. 
II, i()78, d. Dec. 11, 1773 (m. Jan. 29, 1700, 
Mary Wycom and had nine children: 
Joseph, Benjamin, Jedediah, Jacob, Mehit- 
able, Mark, Moses, James and Sarah); son 
of Joseph of Rowley, Mass., b. in Oct., 

1648, d. Oct. 29, 1736, farmer (m. Mar. 2, 
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Law of Rowley, and had four children: 
Jonathan, Aquilla, Priscilla, Rebecca); son 
of Maximillian of Rowley, Mass., b. 1607, 
d. in Oct., 1684, came from England 1638 
with Rev. Ezekiel Rogers and sixty others 
who settled at Rowley in Apr., 1639 (m. ist, 
Ann, m. 2d, Aug. 30, 1671, Mrs. Ellen Boyn- 
ton); son of Edward of Bradford, Yorkshire, 
Eng., d. 1615 (m. there 1604, Mary Taylor, 
and had four children: William, Maximil- 
lian, Joseph and Sarah). The family are 
said to descend from Henri de Juatt, a 
knight of the First Crusades. 

FEKRIS, MORRIS PATTERSON of 
Garden City, N. Y., b. at New York 
city, Oct. 3, 1855, educated at New York 
Univ., grad. New York Univ. Law Sch., 
lawyer, firm of Taylor & Ferris (m. Sept. 
4, 1879, Mary Lanman, dau. of J. de Peys- 
ter and Marianne C. [Lanman] Douw, see 
Douw lineage); son of Isaac of New York 
city, b. there Oct. 9, 1798, d. at Roselle, N. 
J., June 16, 1873, grad. Columbia Coll. 
1816, Theol. Sem. New Brunswick 1820, 
D. D. Union Coll. 1853, LL- D- New 
Brunswick 1853, settled at New Brunswick, 
N. J., 1821-4, Albany, N. Y., 1824-6, New 
York 1836-53, chancellor of Univ. of N. 
Y. 1852-70 (m. Oct. I, 1850, Letitia, dau. 
of Abraham G. and Susan [Van Wyck] 
Storm, she dau. of Cornelius C.and Letitia 
[Adriance] Van Wyck of Fishkill, N. Y.); 
son of John of New York city, b. at East 
Chester, N. Y.,Feb. 24, 1771, d. N. Y. city 
Feb. 23, 1824 (m. Oct. i, 1793, Sarah, dau. 
of Joseph and Frances [Spinning] Watkins, 
the latter b. Apr. 16, 1730, d. July 5, 1787); 
son of (xilbert of East Chester, N. Y. (m. 
Sarah, dau. of Moses Fowler of East Ches- 
ter); son of Peter; son of John of West 
Chester, N. Y., b. in Leicestershire, Eng., 
1639, d. at West Chester, N. Y., 1715, came 
with his brother Jeffrey to Fairfield, Conn., 
abt. 1640, removed to West Chester, N. Y., 
in 1654, and became one of the proprietors 
of Throg-Morton's Neck, and a patentee in 
1667 (m. Mary ). 

GAGE, ASAHEL of Vineland, N. J., b. 
at Watertown, N. Y., Mar. 20, 1836 
(m. Dec. 18, 1867, Helen, b. at Warren, 
111., May 30, 1845, dau. of Joel Richards 



and Adeline [Capen] Shepard), has three 
children: John'Shepard Gage, b. at Chicago, 
Asahel Willey Gage, b. at Wilmette, 111., 
and Victor Raymond Gage, b. at Vineland; 
son of John of Vineland, N. J., b. at Litch- 
field, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1802 (m. Oct. 4, 1830, 
Portia, b. at Manlius Square, N. Y., Mar. 
15, i8i3,dau. of Leonard and Sally [French] 
Kellogg), has four out of eleven children 
living, viz.: Asahel, above, Henry H., b. at 
Chicago Mar. 2, 1842, John Porcius, b. July 
31, 1846, and Augustus Neander, b. at 
Gage's Lake, 111., July i, 1852; son of 
James, Jr., of Litchfield, N. Y., b. at Am- 
herst, N. H., Aug. 5, 1767, d. at McHenry, 
111., Jan. 24, 1856, farmer, had twelve chil- 
dren (m. Sept. 10, 1793, Polly, b. June 21, 
1776, d. Nov. 2, 1840, dau. of Ebenezer 
and Miriam [Goodale] Drury); son of 
James, b. at Bradford, Mass., Sept. 21, 
1736, d. Apr. 30, 1815, had ten children 
(m. Sept. 29, 1761, Sarah Lamson, b. at 
Amherst, N. IL, Sept. 22, 1739, d. Oct. 27, 
1832); son of Thomas, b. at Bradford, 
Mass., Mar. lo, 1706, supposed to have 
died near Quebec, Canada, in the French 
war, Oct. 8, 1756 (m. Apr. 30, I734(?), Phebe 
Fry); son of John or Jonathan of Rowley, 

Mass., b. Sept. 27, i666(?)(m. Sarah ); 

supposed to be grandson of John Gage, 
who came to Boston 1630 from Suffolk co., 
Eng. 

DOUW, CHARLES GIBBONS of 
Po'keepsie, b. there Apr. 24, i860, 
educated at Yale and at Tro}-^ Polytechnic 
Inst., civil engineer, ass. engineer on New 
York Aqueduct, member of St. Nicholas 
Soc, and Holland Soc. of New York; son 
of John de Peyster of Po'keepsie, N. 
Y., b. at Albany, N. Y., Dec. 16, 1812, ap- 
pointed judge-advocate of 3d brigade Light 
Artillery with rank of major 1835, aide-de- 
camp to the major-gen. First Div. State N. 
Y. 1839, inspector with rank of col. in First 
Div. Cavalry 1842, resigned 1844 (m. ist, 
Apr. 12, 1837, Margaret Schuyler, dau. of 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, m. 2d, Mar. 16, 
1854, Marianne Chandler, b. Nov. 13, 1826; 
dau. of Hon. Chas. J. Lanman, son of Sen- 
ator Jas. Lanman and Marian Chandler, 
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Coit, son of James Lanman, the emigrant, 
and Joanna Boylston, son of Thomas Lan- 
man of London, Eng., and Lucy Elton. 
Mrs. Douw d. Mar. i8, 1884, he m. 3d, Apr. 
27, 18S7, Maria Louisa, dau. of Hon. Chas. 
J. Lanman and Marie Jeanne Guie, dau. of 
Antoine Guie and Liquette Bourdeau, dau. 
of Baptiste Bourdeau the emigrant), John 
de Peyster Douw had five children, viz. : i, 
Mary Lanman, b. May 22, 1855, m. Sept. 4, 
1879, Morris P. Ferris (see Ferris lineage), 
ch. Mary Van Rensselaer, Morris Douw, 
ii, Margaret Livingston, b. Mar. 3, 1858, 
m. June 7, 1883, Edward Nicoll Townsend, 
ch. Anne Douw, Edward Nicoll, Hi, Charles 
Gibbons, b. Apr. 24, i860, iv, Helen Louise, 
b. July 30, 1862, z/, Henry Chandler, b. 
Oct. 25, 1864, d. Oct. 15, 1873; son of 
John de Peyster of Albany, N. Y., b. Jan. 
20, 1756, d. Feb. 22, 1835, Yale Coll. 1777, 
surrogate of Albany co. 1782, alderman 
1788, in Sullivan's expedition 1779, active 
in civil and commercial affairs (m. ist, Dec. 
23, 1787, Deborah, d. July 23, 1791, dau. 
of Mayor Johan. J. Beeckman and Maria 
Sanders, m. 2d, Dec. 20, 1795, Margaret, 
d. Jan. 21, 1802, dau. Peter R. Livingston, 
m. 3d, Catherine Douw,b. May 11, 1782, d. 
Apr. 13, 1848, dau. of Leonard Gansevoort 
and Maria Van Rensselaer); son of Vol- 
ckert P. of Wolvenhoeck, Greenbush, N. 
Y., b. there Mar. 23, 1720, d. there Mar. 20, 
1801, recorder of Albany 1750-60, ass. judge 
Court Common Pleas 1758, mayor and 
clerk of the market 1761-70, Indian comm'r 
1774, on com. of safety 1775, county judge 
1778-81, commissary 1779, senator 1786-93, 
vice-pres. First Prov. Congress 1775, assem- 
blyman 1757-9 (ni- May 20, 1742, Anna, 
born March 28, 1723, died June 14, 1794, 
dau. of Johannes and Anna [Schuyler] de 
Peyster, son of Johannes and Anna 
[Bancker] de Peyster, son of Johannes and 
Cornelia [Lubberts] de Peyster); son of 
Petrus of Wolvenhoeck, b. there Mar. 24, 
1692, d. there Aug. 21, 1775, built the old 
mansion there 1724, rep. Albany co. in 
Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth and Twenty- 
seventh Assembly (m. Oct. 8, 1717, Anna, 
dau. Hendrick and Catrina [Van Bruggen] 
Van Rensselaer, son of Jeremias and Maria 
[Van Cortlandt] Van Rensselaer, son of 



Killiaen and Anna [Van Weely] Van Rens- 
selaer); son of Jonas of Albany, d. there 
Oct. 7, 1736, lieut. of foot 1700, promoted 
to captain, freeholder 1720 (m. ist, Sept. 20, 
1683, Magdalena, dau. Pieter and Maritje 
Ouackenbos from Oestgeest, Holland, m. 
2d, Apr. 24, 1696, Catrina, dau. Jan Thomase 
Witbeck and wid. Jacob Sanders Glen); son 
of Tolckert Janszen of Albany, d. there 
1681, brother of Gerard Douw, the famous 
Dutch painter (m. Apr. 19, 1650, Dorothea, 
dau. of Jan Janszen and Engel Janse Van 
Breiestede); son of Douwe Jans, a native of 
Friesland, a glazier at Harlingen, removed 
to Leyden, Holland, in 1609, where he 
married and had children. 

CANDAOE, RUFUS GEORGE FRED- 
ERICK of Brookline, Mass., b. at 
Blue Hill, Me., July 28, 1826, attended 
public schools and Blue Hill Acad., went 
to sea at eighteen years as a sailor, rose to 
second and first officer and master in 1850, 
voyaged to California, China, India, Aus- 
tralia, Europe, S. America, West Indies, 
etc., until 1867, then retired and became 
surveyor of shipping for underwriters at 
Boston until present, was member of Brook- 
line government and Mass. Legislature (m. 
May I, 1853, Elizabeth Augusta, dau. of 
Elijah, Jr., and Mar)- R. Corey of Brook- 
line, son of Elijah Corey, of an old and 
honored New England family, she d. Nov. 
18, 1871, s. p., m. 2d, May 22, 1873, Ella 
Maria, dau. of Benj. and Sarah [Hall] 
White of Weymouth, she dau. of Zachariah 
Hall of Revere, Mass.), has two sons and 
three daughters ; son of Samuel Roundy 
of Blue Hill, Me., b. there Jan. 15, 1781, d. 
there Dec. 23, 1852, attended town schools, 
was a seaman, afterward a farmer and mil- 
ler, highly respected and of a generous dis- 
position (m. Feb. 29, 1816, Phebe W., widow 
of William Walker, dau. of Simeon and 
Mary [Perkins] Parker of Brooksville, Me., 
she dau. of Joseph and Phebe [Ware] Per- 
kins of Castine, Me., he son of Oliver 
Parker of Castine and for fifteen years 
judge of Court of Common Pleas); son of 
James of Blue Hill, Me., b. in Mass. May 
9, 1753, d. at Blue Hill Jan. 12, 1819, went 
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early pioneer, farmer and miller, esteemed 
(m. Apr. 13, 1775, Hannah, dau. of John 
and Eliz.. [Rea] Roundy, he an original 
settler of Blue Hill); son of James of Blue 
Hill, Me., b. in Mass. abt. 1730, d. at Blue 
Hill Apr. 29, 1788, moved there in 1766 
with his family and was one of the original 
proprietors, a man of influence and enter- 
prise in the infant community, erected a 
saw-mill, was a lumberman and farmer (m. 

abt. 1751 Elizabeth , d. Dec. 20, 1809, 

leaving three sons and three daughters). 
The name was originally Cavendish, de- 
rived from the manor of Cavendish Over 
Hall, Suffolk, Eng., and was sometimes 
written Candish. 

T3UGGLES, HENRY STODDARD of 
-1-1; Wakefield, Mass., financial agent, b. 
Oct. 31, 1846 (m. Mar. 6, 1867, Mary Eliza- 
beth, dau. of William Ryan); son of Henry 
Bond of Boston, b. July 9, 1813 (m. Aug. 
4, 1844, Mary Goodwin Ross); son of John 
of Rutland, Vt., b. Feb. 3, 1776, d. Feb. 
19, 1831 (m. in Dec, 1807, Eunice Kings- 
ley); second son of Samuel of Pomfretand 
Willington, Conn., b. Feb. 25, 1751, d. 
Oct. 23, 1778 (m. Sept. 17, 1772, Lucy Rob- 
ison); second son of Edward of Pomfret, 
Conn., b. June 22, 1724, d. Dec. 25, 1797 
(m. Ann Sumner); son of Edward of Rox- 
bury, Mass., b. Oct. 2, 1691, d. 1765 (m. 
June 24, 1716, Hannah Crafts); son of 
John of Roxbury, Mass., b. Jan. 22, 1654, 
d. Dec. 16, 1694 (m. 2d, May i, 1679, Han- 
nah Devotion); son of John of Roxbury, 
Mass., b. in England 1625, d. Sept. 15, 
1658 (m. Abigail Crafts), came from Eng- 
land when ten years of age in the Hopewell 
and arrived at Boston 1635, being brought 
by Philip Eliot and his wife ; eldest son of 
Thomas of Roxbury, Mass., who came 
from Nazing, Essex, Eng., two years later, 
1637, and d. Nov. 16, 1644 ; descendant of 
Thomas of Sudbury, Suffolk, Eng., whose 
will was proved in June, 1547. 

WOOD, WILLIAM SMITH of Sey- 
mour, Ind., supt. of city schools, b. 
at Boxborough, Mass., Feb. 18, 1832, upon 
the estate of his gt.-gt.-gr.-father Jeremiah 
1717, was an educator in Mass., R. I., 111., 
Ohio, Mo., Ky. and Ind., was first lieut. 



and capt of Co. D, 34th 111. Vol. Inf. in U. 
S. army in civil.war, compiler and publisher 
of the Wood Genealogy 1885 (m. ist, Aug. 
7, 1856, Sarah S. Knowlton, b. Sept. 19, 
1836, d. Feb. 2, i860, and had one child, 
William Charles, b. Nov. 18, 1857, who m. 
Oct. 18, 1882, Lizzie A. Buchan of Cleve- 
land, O., b. Jan. 18, i860, and have two 
children: John Buchan and Alice Louise, 
m. 2d, May 4, 1863, Louisa H., b. at Geneva, 
N. Y., Dec. 9, 1845, dau. of Geo. J. and 
Margaret [Mabie] Anderson and had chil- 
dren: John Anderson Wood, Walter Mabie 
Wood and Orville Fisk^ood)', son of Capt. 
Amariah, b. at Littleton, Mass., Sept. 9, 
1785, d. Jan. 4, 1858, lieut. in war of 1812, 
capt. in 1814 (m. ist, 1805, Hannah Smith 
of Weston, Mass., b. Apr. 18, 1787, d. July 
24, 1849, m. 2d, Lois Eames, b. Aug. 15, 
1794); sixth son of Dea. John of Littleton, 
Mass., b. Sept. 3, 1747, d. May 4, 1826, a 
leading citizen, clerk of militia in Rev. war 
(m. 1769 Lucy Martin, b. July 11, 1751, d. 
Feb. 20, 1836, her gt.-gr. -father Derby 
was cup-bearer to king of England); eldest 
son of Mr. John of Littleton, Mass., b. 
Feb. 3, 1719, d. Apr. 8, 1758 (m. Oct. 19, 
1743, Lydia Davis of Harvard, Mass., b. 
Sept. 7, 1724, d. Jan. 13, 1792); third son of 
Mr. Jeremiah of Littleton, Mass., b. May 
7, 1678, d. July 15, 1730 (m. Mar. 29, 1709, 
Dorath)--, b. May 19, 1688, d. July 17, 1752, 
dau. of Henry and Sarah [Champion] Benet, 
dau. of Henry Champion, b. in Eng. 1611, 
an early settler of Saybrook and Lyme). 
Jeremiah had a brother John who pur- 
chased a large estate in 1714 in Woodville, 
Mass., and many of his descendants are 
found there. Both Jeremiah and John 
were honored citizens, of English origin. 
John m. Mar. 3, 1705, Elizabeth, b. 1687, 
dau. of Col. Joseph Buckminster, Sr. 

BISBEE, JOHN H. of Westfield, Mass., 
b. at Chesterfield, Mass., grad. Union 
Coll. 1831, studied at Auburn Theol. Sem., 
ordained 1834 in Congregational denomi- 
nation (m. May 5, 1834, Clarissa J. Lyman, 
desc. of Richard Lyman, who was b. in 
Eng. 1580, d. in Hartford, Conn., 1640); 
son of Jonathan of Chesterfield, Mass., b. 
there Mar. 15, 1778, d. there Apr. 2, 1813, 



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farmer (m. 1800 Susannah Bemiss, whose 
parents were original settlers of Worthing- 
ton, Mass.); son of Jotham of Chester- 
field, Mass., b. at Pembroke, Mass., Mar. 
18, 1751, d. at Chesterfield 1815, farmer 
(m. Lydia Curtis); son of Crideon of Marsh- 
field, Mass., b. there, d. in the French and 
Indian war; son of John of Marshfield, 
Mass. 

BURTON, GIDEON J. of Phila., Pa., b. 
in Sussex co., Del., clergyman, asst. 
minister of St. Peter's Ch., Phila., rector 
successively of Christ Ch., South Amboy, 
N. J., St. Matthew's Ch., Sunbury, Pa., 
warden of Burd Asylum, Phila., rector of 
St. Stephen's Ch., Clifton, Pa., and St. 
George's, Phila., chaplain of Christ Ch. 
Hospital, Phila., A. M. of Burlington Coll. 
(m. Dec. 2, 1858, Helen, dau. of James 
Carstairs, merchant of Phila., and Sarah, 
dau. of Andrew Summers, Jr., banker, and 
Helen Stewart, sister of Admiral Charles 
Stewart, U. S. N.); son of Capt. Gideon 
of Sussex CO., Del., b. there 1793, d. there 
Mar. 5, 1832, served in war of 1812-14 (m. 
1819 Eliza A., dau. of Thomas Burton, a 
landed proprietor of Delaware); son of 
Isaiah of Delaware, b. there, d. there Mar. 
15, 1840 (m. Feb. 20, 1791, Cornelia Burton); 
son of John Stratton of Delaware (m. 
Sarah Parker, b. in Accomack co., Va.); 
son of Woolsey of Delaware, b. at Acco- 
mack, Va., Mar. 9, 1713 (m. Elizabeth 
Stratton, b. in Virginia, d. in 1751); son of 
William of Accomack, Va., b. in Virginia 
Nov. 19, 1677, d. there, a wealthy planter 
(m. Dec. 20, 1700, Frances Bagwell, con- 
nected with the family of Gov. Wise, the 
Joynes, etc., of Virginia); son of William, 
b. in Shropshire, Eng., came to Virginia be- 
fore 1650, will proved 1695, bequeathed over 
10,000 acres ; second son of Thomas of 
Longnor Hall, Shropshire, Eng., descended 
from Sir Edward Burton, knighted by Ed- 
ward IV after the battle of St. Albans, A. 
D. 1460. 

MARSTON, JOSEPH NORRIS of Low- 
ell, Mass., b. Aug. 27, 1876; only 
son of George Harrison, b. at Sandwich, 
N. H., July 25, 1841, removed to Lowell, 
merchant, large owner city real estate, 



and prominent church director (m. June 
II, 1872, Helen A., dau. of Joseph and 
Eliza S. Norris); third son of Elisha of 
Sandwich, N. H., b. at Moultonboro, N. 
H., Sept. 9, 1801, leather manufacturer, an 
esteemed citizen (m. Mar. 22, 1829, Lucy 
S. Ferris); fifth son of John of Moulton- 
boro, N. H., b. at Hampton Jan. 17, 1757, 
d. Nov. 9, 1846, a wealthy farmer of 400 
acres given him by Gen. Jonathan Moulton, 
his father-in-law (m. Apr. 24, 1784, Anna 
Moulton); fourth son of Elisha of Hamp- 
ton, N. H., b. Oct. 29, 1721, d. in June, 
1762, an industrious farmer (m. 1744 Mary, 
dau. of Abraham Drake); third son of Jon- 
athan of Hampton, b. Aug. 27, 1678, d. in 
1769, farmer (m. abt. 1714 Abigail, sister of 
Lieut. Elisha Smith, a noted man); son of 
John of Hampton, b. in Oct., 1650, d. in 
1698-9, master mariner, of his furniture, 
made in Boston in 1678, the table is yet in 
service, 210 years old, his father deeded 
him a lot June 3, 1678 (m. in Dec, 1677, 
Mary, dau. of James and Mary Wall of 
Hampton); second son of Thomas, b. in 
Yorkshire co., Eng., abt. May, 161 7, d. 
Sept. 28, 1690, came to Salem, Mass., in 
1634, was an original proprietor of Hamp- 
ton, N. H.,in Oct., 1638, and a capable 
municipal officer (m. abt. 1647 Mary, dau. 
of Wm. Estow, Esq.); eldest son of Wil- 
liam, Sr., b. in Yorkshire(?) co., Eng., abt. 
1592, d. June 30, 1672, came to Salem, 
Mass., in 1634, with four children, was one 
of the pioneer proprietors of Hampton in 
Oct., 1638, member of Quaker Church, 
often persecuted and fined for his religious 
principles, was a benevolent and godly 
man (m. 2d, 1662 Sabrina, dau. of Dea. 
Robert and Lucia Page of Ormsby, Eng.), 
descended from the nobility of Yorkshire 
whose ancestors came over in 1066 with 
William the Conqueror. 

MARSTON, ROBERT IRWIN of New 
York city, b. there June 2, i860, 
grad. Dartmouth Coll., member N. Y. Corn 
Exchange; only son of William Henry, 

b. at Deerfield, N. H., Aug. 19, 1832, moved 
to New York city 185 1, engaged in banking- 
house of Belknap & James, who in 1855 
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nois and Wisconsin, returning to N. Y. in 
i860 he became a partner with F. P. James 
& Co., bankers; since established the firm 
of Wm. H. Marston & Co., bankers (m. 
Aug. II, 1859, Lilla, dau. of Robert Irwin, 
banker, of Springfield, 111.); third son of 
Capt. Ebenezer, b. at Deerfield. N. H., 
Sept. 8, 1793, settled on the homestead 
farm, representative to Gen. Court, captain 
of the •' Washington Blues," an honorable 
and esteemed citizen (m. June 16, 1824, 
Lydia, dau. of Nathaniel Dearborn of Deer- 
field); eldest son of Asa, b. at North Hamp- 
ton, N. H., Mar. 16, 1758, d. at Deerfield 
Oct. 5, 1834, went there 1768, resided on 
the homestead, a worthy and respected 
farmer (m. 1792 Betsey, dau. of Col. Isaac 
Shepard); eldest son of Major Simon, b. 
at Hampton Feb. 3, 1737, d. at Salisbury, 
Mass., in Dec, 1810, resided at North 
Hampton and Stratham till 1768, then set- 
tled at Deerfield, served as captain in the 
Rev. war, and major of militia, active in 
town affairs (m. 1757 Hannah, dau. of John 
and Mary [Marston] Wedgewood); eldest 
son of Capt. Daniel, b. at Hampton, N. 
H., Sept. 15, 1708, d. Nov. 11, 1757, at 
Harvard, N. S., captain in English colonial 
army, served against the French in Nova 
Scotia (m. ist, Jan. i, 1732, Anna, dau. of 
Col. Joshua and Mary Wingate, m. 2d, Dec. 
31, 1735, Sarah, dau. of Samuel and Sarah 
Clough of Salisbury, Mass.); second son of 
Simon, b. at Hampton Oct. 10, 1683, d. 
there May 4, 1735, a respected and wealthy 
man (m. Jan. 26, 1705, Hannah, dau. of 
James and Mary [Sears] Carr of Newbury, 
Mass.); second son of Ephraim W., b. at 
Hampton Aug. 8, 1654, d. Oct. 10. 1742, a 
wealthy and active citizen, serving both the 
province and king in various official posi- 
tions for many years (m. Feb. 19, 1677, 
Abial, dau. of John and Mary [Tuck] San- 
born of Hampton); third son of Thomas, 
b. in Yorkshire co., Eng., abt. May, 1617, 
d. at Hampton, N. H., Sept. 28, 1690, came 
to Salem, Mass., 1634, an original proprie- 
tor of Hampton Oct., 1638, held town offices, 
zealous for the community (m. abt. 1647 
Mary, dau. of William Estow); eldest son 
of William, Sr., b. in England, probably 
in York co., abt. 1592, came to Salem, 



Mass., 1634 with four children (m. 2d, 1662, 
Sabrina Paige), was an original proprietor 
of Hampton Oct., 1658, member of Friends 
Church, etc. See preceding lineage. 

MARSTON, BYRON HALEY of North- 
wood, N. H., b. at Lubec, Me., Dec. 

27, 1855, grad. Normal sch., teacher, book- 
keeper, shoe manufacturer (m. Lulu Esmer, 
dau. of Simeon P. and Sylvia P. [Marston] 
Berry of North wood); only son of Nathan 
Washington of Lubec, Me., b. Jan. 25, 
1827, merchant, magistrate, amateur horti- 
culturist and author of the Marston Geneal- 
ogy, was a soldier in the Civil war and re- 
ceives a pension (m. Oct. 14, 1849, Mary 
Elizabeth, dau. of Eben and Eliza Wormell 
of Lubec); third son of Samuel Robey of 
Lubec, Me., b. at Deerfield, N. H., June 

28, 1796, d. at Lubec May 13, 1870, farmer, 
merchant, town officer, was a man of strict 
integrity and highly respected (m. ist, Jan. 
I, 1820, Sarah Brown, dau. of Capt. Nehe- 
miah Small of Lubec and Mary Ann [Deles- 
Dernier, of Geneva, Switzerland], m. 2d, 
July 4, 1831, Mary Moore); eldest son of 
Nathaniel of Deerfield, N. H., b. Nov. 23, 
I773> d. Jan. 20, 1846, an honest farmer (m. 
ist, 1795, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Robe}^ 
m. 2d, Mar. 22, 1798, Patience Knowlton); 
second son of Robey, one of the original 
settlers of Deerfield, N. H., 1765, b. at 
No. Hampton, N. H., 1747, d. abt. i8i5(m. 
1768 Hannah Drake); fifth son of Capt. 
Daniel of Hampton, N. H., who, with the 
remainder of his pedigree to William, Sr., 
is recorded in the two preceding lineages. 

MARSTON, Gen. OILMAN of Exeter, 
N. H., b. at Orford, N. H., Aug. 20, 
1811, grad. Dartmouth Coll. 1837, grad. 
Cambridge Law Sch. 1840, col. of Second 
Reg. N. H. Vols, in Civil war, promoted 
to brig.-gen. for meritorious service, elected 
3 times to Congress and 15 times to Gen. 
Court or State Legislature, and is one of 
the most distinguished lawyers of the N. 
H. bar; son of Jeremiah of Orford, N. 
H., b, at Hampton, N. H., Oct. 27, 1780, 
d. at Orford Feb. 24, 1867, resided on the 
homestead farm, active in public affairs and 
highly esteemed (m. 2d, June 18, 1809, 
Theda Sawyer); only son of Jeremiah, b. 



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at Hampton Feb. 22, 1745, d. at Orford 
Aug. 10, 1834, removed there 1769 and set- 
tled on proprietary land inherited from his 
father (m. ist, 1777, Hannah Towle); eldest 
son of Capt. Jeremiah of Hampton, b. 
Jan. 20, 1723, d. Oct. 25, 1803, capt. in 
English colonial army, served under Gen. 
Amherst against the French at Isle-aux- 
Noix, Crown Point, N. Y., and Montreal, 
where he witnessed the surrender of Can- 
ada to the British crown (m. 1742 Tabitha, 
dau. of John and Mary Dearborn); eldest 
son of Capt. Jeremiah of Hampton, b. 
Nov. 5, 1691, d. Mar. 29, 1745, capt. in 
English colonial army in Old French war 
and killed at siege of Louisburg, N. S. (m. 
Mar. 23, 1720, Mary Smith of Hampton); 
fourth son of Ephraim W., whose descent 
from William, Sr., is given in the second 
preceding lineage. 

DE WITT, JOHN EVERT of Portland, 
Me., b. at Milford, Pa., Aug. 4, 1839, 
pres. Union Mut. Life Insurance Co. of 
Maine (m. Oct. 4, 1864, Naomi Newell, 
dau. of David Hawley of Hartford, Conn.); 
son of Cornelius Wynkoop of Milford, 
Pa., b. at Walpack, N. J., Mar. 4, 1817, d. 
at Phila., Pa,, July i, 1872 (m. Oct. 15, 
1838, Charity Hoornbeek, dau. of Dr. 
Thomas and Catharine [Hoornbeek] Van 
Gaasbeek, he fifth in descent from Domine 
Laurentius Van Gaasbeek, the second pas- 
tor, in 1678, of the Dutch Church at Kings- 
ton, N. Y., she seventh in descent from 
Warnaar and Anna [De Hooges] Hoorn- 
beek, she dau. of Anthony De Hooges of 
Albany); son of John Henry of Rochester, 
Ulster CO., N. Y., b. there Dec, 11, 1786, 
d. May 24, 1827 (m. Sept. 20, 1810, Cor- 
nelia, dau, of Evert and Rachel [Harden- 
bergh] Wynkoop, he sixth in descent from 
Cornelis Wynkoop of Albany in 1657, she 
third in descent from Col. Johannes Har- 
denbergh, the patentee of the " great Har- 
denbergh patent" in 1708); son of Henry 
of Rochester, Ulster co., N. Y., b. there, 
bp. Jan. 29, 1761, d, there May 16, 1850 
(m. 1st, Margaret Schoonmaker, fifth in de- 
scent from Hendrick Jochemsen Schoon- 
maker of Albany 1657 and later of Kings- 
ton, N. Y., m. 2d, Mrs. Elizabeth Connel); 



son of John of Rochester, Ulster co., N. 
Y., b. there, bp. June 15, 1718, d. there 
(m. Dec. 19, 1751, Anna Prescott); son of 
Jacob of Rochester, Ulster co., N. Y., b. 
at Kingston, N. Y., a trustee of Rochester 
for many years (m. Grietje, dau. of Cornelis 
C. Vernooy who came over in the Faith in 
Jan., 1664); son of Tjerck Claessen, b. in 
Holland, d. at Kingston, N. Y., Feb. 17, 
1700 (m. in New York Apr. 24, 1656, Bar- 
bara Andriessen of Amsterdam). He re- 
sided in New York city a short time, moved 
to Albany in 1657, to Kingston in 1661, a 
large land-owner there and prominently 
connected with public affairs. 

T)AYMOND, MARCIUS D. of Tarry- 
J-t town, N. Y., b. Sherburne, N. Y., Apr. 
8, 1833, publisher since 1859, spec, surrogate 
Oneida co. 1874, postmaster at Tarrytown 
1 88 1-5, author of the Gray Genealogy (m. 
Sept. 19, 1855, Elnora H., dau. of Stephen 
Purdy, son of Stephen, son of Peter, a 
desc. of Francis Purdy of Fairfield, Conn., 
who was of Gloucester, Mass., 1629, and d. 
at Fairfield 1658), M. D. R. had a dau. 
Lizzie May, b. at Springfield, O., May 4, 
1858, m. Apr. 19, 1882, Joseph E. See, pub- 
lisher of the Pittsfield, Mass,, Evening 
Journal, and has a son Raymond Gardiner 
See ; son of Alfred of Sherburne, N. Y., 
b. there Nov, 4, 1798, d. there Dec. 3, 1880 
(m. ist, Apr. 13, 1826, Sarah, dau. of Henry 
Gardiner, son of Wm. and Hester [Deni- 
son] Gardiner, he b. on Gardiner's Island 
and desc. of Leon Gardiner, m, 2d, Jan, 13, 
1850, Nancy, widow of Stephen Purdy), had 
seven sons: William H,, Marcius D., Al- 
fred G., Egbert and Edwin, twins, Hervey, 
LaMontG,,and fourdaus. : Ruth, Ange- 
line, Cornelia and Amelia; son of New- 
COmb of Kent, Conn., and Sherburne, N. 
Y., b. at Kent Jan. 20, 1763, d. at Sher- 
burne Jan. 26, 1852, soldier in Revolution, 
an original proprietor and settler of Sher- 
burne 1792-3 (m. Aug. 16, 1785, Mabel, 
dau. of John Gray, b. at Lebanon, Conn., 
Dec. 13, 1739, son of John, b. at Beverly, 
Mass., May 17, 1707, son of John Gray, 
who m. Apr. 28, 1704, Ruth Hibbard); son 
of David of Kent, Conn., b. at Norwalk, 
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1771 (m. Feb. 19, 1756, Bethiah, dau. of 
Benj. Newcomb of Kent); son of Abraham 
of Norwalk and Kent, Conn., b. at Nor- 
walk Oct. 4, 1707, d. at Kent (m. Mercy 

); son of Thomas of Norwalk, Conn., 

b. there abt. 1678 (m. Nov. 15, 170-, Sarah, 
baptized July 17, 1683-4, dau. of Abraham 
Andrews of Waterbury, Conn.); son of 
John of Norwalk, Conn., b. at Beverly, 
Mass., abt. 1634, d. at Norwalk (m. Dec. 
10, 1664, Mar}^ dau. of Thos. Betts of Nor- 
walk); son of Capt. Richard of Essex co., 
Eng., came to America and was of Beverly, 
Mass., abt. 1630, moved to Norwalk, Conn., 
d. at Saybrook, Conn., 1692, aged about 
ninety (m. Judith ). 

MITCHELL, DONALD G. of New 
Haven, Conn.,b. at Norwich, Conn., 
Apr. 12, 1822, grad. Yale Coll. 1841, LL. 
D. there 1878 (m. in May, 1853, Mary F., 
of Charleston, S. C, dau. of William B. 
Pringle, son of Hon. Jno. Julius Pringle, 
and dau. of Mary Alston, dau. of Col. 
William Alston, father of Gov. Joseph 
Alston who m. Theodosia, dau. of Aaron 
Burr. Mary F. Pringle was also granddau. 
of Rebecca Motte of Revolutionary fame); 
son of Rev. Alfred of Norwich, Conn., b. 
at Wethersfield, Conn., May 22, 1790, d. at 
Norwich Dec. 19, 1831, grad. Yale Coll. 
1809, was the youngest of six brothers who, 
without exception, all graduated at Yale, 
the eldest, Donald Grant Mitchell, was 
captain in U. S. army in 1798 (A. M. m. 
Jan. 16, 1815, Lucretia, dau. of Nathaniel 
Shaw Wood bridge, who was desc. in fifth 
gen. from Rev. Jno. Woodbridge of An- 
dover, Mass., who m. dau. of Gov. Dudley 
of Mass. 1639, and was dau. of Elizabeth 
Mumford of the R. L family who was desc. 
from the Gardiners of Gardiner's island and 
from Gov. Saltonstall); son of Stephen 
Mix of Wethersfield, Conn., b. there Dec. 
9, 1743, d. there Sept. 30, 1835, grad. Yale 
Coll. 1763, LL. D. there 1807, member 
First Congress in Phila. 1780, M. C. 1790, 
U. S. senator 1794, chief justice State of 
Conn. 1812 (m. abt. 1770, Hannah, dau. of 
Donald Grant, merchant of Newtown, 
Conn., who came from near Inverness, 
Scotland, abt. 1760); son of James of 
21 



Wethersfield, Conn., b. near Glasgow, 
Scotland, abt. -1706, d. at Wethersfield, 
Conn., abt. 1800, came to America in 1730 
(m. 1740 Rebecca, dau. of Rev. Stephen 
Mix of Wethersfield, grad. Harvard Coll. 
1690, m. Mary, dau. of Rev. Solomon Stod- 
dard of Northampton). 

CASE, LAFAYETTE WALLACE of 
Chicago, 111., b. at S. Manchester, Apr. 
7, 1845, Conn., grad. Rush Med. Coll. 1870, 
lecturer there 12 years, practised in Chicago 
since, author Hollister Genealogy 1886, edi- 
tor Goodrich Genealogy 1888 (m. Aug. 15, 
1878, Jean, dau. of William and Jean [Kin- 
loch] Maxwell, he b. at Carstairs, Lanark- 
shire, Scotland, 1822, she b. at New Monk- 
land, Lanarkshire, in 1821); son of Ashbel 
Wesley of S. Manchester, Conn., b. there 
June 23, 1806, d. at Waterloo, Iowa, Sept. 
26, 1856, farmer, selectman, paper manu- 
facturer (m. Nov. 27, 1833, Eleanor Drake 
Hollister, desc. of Lt. John Hollister, an 
early settler of Wethersfield, Conn.); son 
of Ashhel of S. Manchester, Conn., b. at 
E. Hartford, Conn., Sept. 14, 1760, d. at 
S. Manchester Dec. 25, 1838, farmer (m. 
1787 Dolly, dau. of Thomas and Doll)' 
[Hills] Spencer of E. Hartford); son of 
Joseph of E. Hartford, Conn., b. there 
1731, d. there Mar. 28, 1809, farmer (m. 
I757(?) Vashti Moulton(?)); son of Joseph 
of E. Hartford, Conn., b. there, Dec. 27, 
1705, d. there May 26, 1791, farmer (m. 
before 1731, Esther, dau. of Ebenezer Hills 
of E. Hartford); son of Richard of E. 
Hartford, Conn., d. there Feb. 22, 1724, 

farmer (m. before 1703, Sarah ); son 

of Richard, a freeman of Hartford, 1671, 
bought land on east side of river 1669, d. 
about 1693 (m. Elizabeth, dau. of John 
Purchase, who was in Hartford before 
1639), had two sons, Richard and John. 

HAYES, CHARLES WELLS, D. D., of 
Westfield, N. Y., b. 1828, author of 
the genealogies of the families of Hayes 
and Wells (m. 1854 Frances E. Gladding of 
Albany, N. Y., desc. of John of Bristol, R. 
I., 1640); and ROBERT PLINY Hayes of 
New York, b. 1831 (m. ist, Sara E. Sizer of 
Buffalo, m. 2d, Suzette L., dau. of Rev. Dr. 
Edward Ingersoll of Buffalo, desc. of John 



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of Hartford 165 1); only sons of Pliny^ Jr., 
M. D/, of Boston, Mass., and Canandaigua, 
N. Y., b. at Granby, Conn., Dec. 5, 1788, 
d. at N. Y. July 28, 1831, M. D. Harvard 
1815, ass't surgeon U. S. N. 1812-3, emi- 
nent in medicine and surgery, natural 
science and music (m. 1822 Eliza Stout, dau. 
of Richard Wells, M. D., of Canandaigua, 
desc. of William of Southold, L. I., 1649, 
of Rev. William of Norwich Cathedral 
1613, and of Adam, first Baron Welles of 
Lincoln 1299); eldest son of Pliny of Bris- 
tol, N. Y., b. at Simsbury, Conn., June 6, 
1766, d. at Bristol Aug. 2, 1831, farmer (m. 
1787 Lucretia, dau. of Capt. Joseph Jewett 
of Lyme, Conn., desc. of Joseph of Rowley, 
Mass., 1639, of Lieut. Richard Lord of 
Hartford and William Hyde of Norwich, 
Conn.); fourth son of Samuel of Simsbury, 
Conn., b. there Mar. 26, 1730, d. there Dec 
25, 1801, capt. in Rev. army, dea., represen- 
tative, etc. (m. 1750 Rosanna Holcombe, 
desc. of Thomas of Windsor 1635); first son 
of Samuel of Simsbury, b. there 1699, d. 
there I787(?), farmer (m. 1719 Elizabeth 
Willcockson, gr.-dau. of Sergt. Samuel, 
son of William from St. Albans, Eng., to 
Dorchester, Mass., 1635, and Windsor); 
fourth son of George of Windsor and 
Simsbury, Conn., b. in Scotland 1655, d. 
at Simsbury Sept. 2, 1725, came from 
Scotland to Derby, Eng., abt. 1679 (where 
he altered his name Hay to Hayes), and 
to Windsor, Conn., 1680, and Simsbury 
1698, where he had considerable estate, 
farmer (m. ist, at Windsor 1680, unknown, 
m. 2d, Aug. 29, 1683, Abigail, only dau. of 
Samuel Dibble, son of Thomas of Dorches- 
ter 1635 and Windsor). The name Hayes 
is same as Hay, an inclosed park or field. 

BURHANS, SAMUEL, Jr., of New 
York city, b. there Oct. 26, 1825, 
wholesale manufacturer nineteen years, re- 
tired 1867, vice-chn. Board of Engineers 
ten years, foreman Nat. Hose Co. No. 24, 
life member Exempt Firemen's Asso., pres. 
Coney Island and B'k'n R. R. Co. thirteen 
years, retired 1880, now compiling the Bur- 
hans Genealogy, trustee and librarian of the 
N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Soc. 
(m. ist, July II, 1850, Sarah E. Daggitt of 



N. Y., m. 2d, Isabel Holden of Norwich, 
Conn.); son of Samuel of New York city, 
b. at Paterson, N. J., Jan. 17, 1788, d. at 
N. Y. July 20, 1863, manufacturer in N. 
Y., retired in 1837 (m. May 2, 1819, Mary 
Ann, b. Oct. 5, 1800, dau. of Amos Cor- 
ning of Preston, Conn., and Aletta Burtis); 
son of Samuel of Kingston, N. Y.,bap. 
there Nov. 16, 1755, d. at Paterson, N. J., 
in 1793, farmer, enlisted July 17, 1775, 
served during the war (m. in 1782 Margaret, 
b. Apr. 12, 1750, dau. of Johannis and 
Elizabeth [Ryerson] Jeralemon); son of 
Jan of Kingston, N. Y., bap. there Jan. i, 
1727, d. there Apr. 25, 1787, cooper, served 
as ensign and sergeant in Third Reg. N. 
Y. line, enlisted 1777, discharged 1780, he 
and four sons serving in the army at one 
time (m. ist, Dec. 2, 1749, Catharina, b. 
1730, dau. of Edward and Jacoba [Harden- 
burgh] Whitaker, m. 2d, Sara, bap. Jan. 20, 
1740, dau. Jan and Margriet [DeGrafF] Van 
Aken); son of Samuel of Kingston, N. Y., 
bap. there June 3, 1694, d. there Oct. 16, 
1732, tax payer, inspector 1730 (m. Dec. 16, 
1720, Janneke, bap. May 7, 1699, dau. of 
Cornelis Lambertse and Mareitje [Egberts] 
Brink); son of Jan of Kingston, N. Y., b. 
in Holland 1645-50, d. at Kingston in Oct., 
1708, arrived in ship Spotted Cow Apr. 16, 

1663, memb. Ref. Ch. of Kingston 1664, 
land-owner, scheppen of Swarmbergh, elder 
1685, magistrate of Kingston until 1695 (m. 
abt. Apr., 1675, Helena, dau. of Willem 
Janse and Jannetje Claes [Grenvis] Trap- 
hagen); son of Jacob of Kingston, b. in 
Holland(?), d. at Kingston abt. 1670-7, first 
appears in this country as a soldier in the 
CO. of the Director Gen'l Mar. 28, 1660, was 
an organizer of the Kingston Ch. Dec. 7, 
1660, collector of church rates and excise 
on wine and beer Nov. 21, 1661, to Aug. 6, 

1664, scheppen of court at Wiltwyck 1666, 
commissioner 1667, had two houses burned 
in second Esopus war 1663, a leading man 
in the public service until his death. 

WARNER, PETER ROOME of New 
York city, b. there Mar. 12, 1804, 
secretary of North River Ins. Co. July i, 
1825, to Mar. II, 1847, then president of the 
CO. until July 14, 1885, when he resigned 



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(m. Apr. II, 1827, Susannah Martha, dau. 
of Aaron and Martha [King] Howell of N. 
J., he nephew of Judge Howell of R. I.); 
son of Leonard of New York city, b. there 
June 19, 1768, d. there July 27, 1839, was 
present at the reading of the Declaration at 
corner of Wall and Nassau sts. in 1776, 
was a respected citizen (m. ist, Oct. i, 1795, 
Susannah, dau. of Peter Roome of New 
York and Rachel De Groot, he foreman of 
Engine Co. No. 7, prior to the Revolution, 
died from wounds received from British 
soldiers at invasion of N. Y. city 1776); son 
of William of New York city, b. Sept. 

17, 1742. d. Dec. 8, 1807, ill health of his 
wife prevented his active participation in 
the Revolution, member of militia (m. Apr. 
5, 1767, Mary, b. Mar. 4, 1748, dau. of 
Everardus Brouwer, bp. June 30, 1714, son 
of Jacob, bp. Nov. 30, 1684, son of Jacobus 
Brouwer and Anna Bogardus, she bp. Oct. 
3, 1663, and daughter of William, eldest 
child of Rev. Everardus Bogardus and 
Anna, widow of Roelof Jansen, familiarly 
known in later years as Anneke Jans); son 
of Leonard of Staten Island, N. Y., d. 
Dec. 7, I766(?) (m. Cathalina, seventh child 
of John Kiersted, eldest child of Lucas and 
Rachel [Kip] Kiersted, he sixth child of 
John and Sarah [Jansen] Kiersted, she 
eldest child of Roelof Jansen and Anna his 
wife, who came to America abt. 1630). 
The marriage of William Warner on the 
Kiersted side, and of Mary Brouwer on 
the Bogardus side, brought the two lines 
from Anneke Jans in union. 

HOLLAND, FREDERIC W. of Con- 
cord, Mass., b. at Boston June 22, 
1811, grad. Harvard Coll. 1831, Unitarian 
minister (m. Feb. i, 1835, Harriet, b. June 
3, 1809, dau. of Judge Daniel Newcomb of 
Keene, N. H., b. Apr, 19, 1747, and Han- 
nah Dawes, b. Feb. 12, 1769, both desc. 
from early emigrants to America); son of 
John of Boston, b. Jan. 26, 1758, d. June 

18, 1824, ship-owner and builder (m. 2d, Oct. 
15. I797> Sarah, b. June 18, 1772, dau. of 
Samuel and Abigail May, desc. of an early 
settler of New England); son of John of 
Boston, b. there Sept. 11, 1726, d. Jan. 25, 
1804, joiner by trade (m. in June, 1751, 



Elizabeth, b. July 15, 1729, d. Sept. 2, 
1797, dau. of William and Dorcas Fallass 
of Boston); son of Thomas of Boston, b. 
in July, 1705, cooper (m. Ann ). 

aARFIELD, JAMES ABRAM of Men- 
tor, O., b. at Orange, O., Nov. 19, 
1831, president of the United States 1880, 
d. Sept. 19, 1881 (m. Nov. 11, 1858, Lucre- 
tia, b. at Hiram, O., dau. of Zeb Rudolph 
of Mentor, O., b. at Shenandoah, Va., Feb. 
23, 1803, [m. Oct. 7, 1830, Arabella, young- 
est dau. of Elijah and Lucretia [Greene] 
Mason, fifth in descent from Capt. John 
Mason, who came from England to Boston, 
Mass., in 1630,] son of John Rudulph, b. 
at Elkton, Md., Jan. 15, 1763, d. at Gar- 
rettsville, O., in Sept., 1848, [m. 2d, Susan 
Griffith, b. in Wilmington, Del., of Welsh 
descent], son of Jacob Rudulph of Elkton, 
Md., son of Col. Rudulph of Germany); 
son of Abram of Orange, O., b. at Worces- 
ter, N. Y., Dec. 28, 1799, d. at Orange, O., 
May 3, 1833 (m. Feb. 3, 1820, Eliza, b. at 
Richmond, N. H., Sept. 21, 1801, dau. of 
James and Mehitabel [Ingalls] Ballou); 
son of Thomas of Worcester, N. Y., b. at 
Westminster, Mass., 1774, d. at Worcester, 
N. Y., 1801 (m. Asenath Hill of Schoharie 
CO., N. Y., b. 1778); son of Solomon of 
Worcester, N. Y., b. at Weston, Mass., 
1743, d. at Worcester, N. Y., 1807 (m. 
Sarah Stimson of Sudbury, Mass.); son of 
Thomas of Weston, Mass., b. there 1713, 
d. there 1774 (m. Rebecca Johnson); son of 
Lieut. Thomas, b. at Watertown, Mass., 
1680, d. 1752 (m. Mercy Bigelow); son of 
Capt. Benjamin, b. at Watertown 1643, d. 
1717 (m. Elizabeth Bridge); son of Ed- 
ward ; son of Edward, b. in England 
I575> came to Boston, Mass., 1630, d. 1672. 

SEARS, CLINTON BROOKS of Wash- 
ington, D. C, b. at Penn Yan, N. Y., 
June 2, 1844, captain. Corps of Engineers, 
U. S. A., grad. U. S. Mil. Acad. West 
Point, 1867, M. A. of Ohio Wesleyan Univ. 
1884, member Amer. Soc. of Civil Engi- 
neers, fellow National Acad, of Design, 
was corporal and color sergeant Ninety-fifth 
Reg. Ohio Vol. Inf. from July, 1862, to 
Sept., 1863 (m. Oct. 22, 1873, Lydia Evelyn, 
dau. of Isaac Horton and Phoebe [Smith] 



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Smith, gr.-dau. of Gershom and Ann [Hor- 
ton] Smith and of William and Ann [Lax] 
Smith, and whose family lived several gen- 
erations near Hempstead and Whitestone, 
L. I., N. Y.); son of Clinton William, b. 
at Carroll, N. Y., Apr. 27, 1820, d. at 
Urbana, O., Aug. 29, 1863, grad. Wesleyan 
Univ. Middletown, Ct., 1841, B. A. and M. 
A. 1844, Lane Theol. Sem. 1842, minister 
M. E. Church, prof, of ancient languages 
and literature in 111. Wes. Univ. and Ohio 
Wes. Univ., president 111. Wes. Univ., 
chaplain Ninety-fifth Reg. Ohio Vol. Inf. 
(m. June i, 1842, Angeline, dau. of Moses 
and Lydia [Ransom] Brooks, gr-dau. John 
and Bithiah [Goodspeed] Brooks and of 
Samuel and Mary [Nesbitt] Ransom, gt.- 
gr.-dau of James and Mary [Johnson] 
Brooks, of Nathaniel and Mary [Farring- 
ton] Goodspeed, of Samuel and Esther 
[Laurence] Ransom and of James and 
Phoebe [Harrison] Nesbitt, the Brookses 
came from Eng. or Ireland abt. 1745 to 
Hunterdon co., N. J., the Ransoms and 
Nesbitts were early settlers of Wyoming 
Valley, Pa.); son of William, b. at Dover, 
Vt., Feb. 29, 1788, d. at Carroll, N. Y., 
Aug. ID, 1827, farmer, moved to the Hol- 
land Purchase, N. Y., 1809, com. of high- 
ways 1813 (m. Apr. 27, 1809, Ruby, dau. of 
Ebenezer and Ann [Nelson] Cheney, gr.- 
dau. of Seth and Silene [Cheney] Nelson 
and of Ebenezer and Abigail [Thompson] 
Cheney, gt. -gr.-dau. of William and Joanna 
[Thayer] Cheney and of Nathaniel and 
Deborah [Chapin] Nelson and of Ebenezer 
and Hannah [Bigelow] Cheney); son of 
Ebenezer, b. at Rochester, Mass., Dec. 15, 
1754, d. at Dover, Vt., Jan. 24, 1849, farmer 
and a leading citizen of Dover (m. Oct. 21, 
^779> Jane, dau. of Justice and Jane [Share- 
man] White); son of William, b. at Roches- 
ter, Mass., Jan. 14, 1726, d. at Dover, Vt., 
farmer (m. ist, in Sept., 1753, Patience, dau. 
of Ebenezer and Thankful Parker, m. 2d, 
Jan. 29, 1770, Betty Wood); son of Paul 
of Rochester, Mass., b. at Yarmouth, Mass., 
Dec. 21, 1695, d. at Rochester, will dated 
Dec. 28, 1770, farmer (m. May 30, 1721, 
Charity, dau. of William and Mary White- 
ridge); son of Paul; son of Paul; son of 
Richard, who landed at Plymouth, Mass., 



1630. The name was originally Scearstan, 
and by lapse of time contracted into the vari- 
ous forms Sarre, Syer, Sayer, Sares, Sears. 

NOYES, DANIEL ROGERS of St. Paul, 
Minn., b. at Lyme, Conn., Nov. 10, 
1836, was early a volunteer in the Rebellion, 
banker in New York 1854-61, traveled at 
home and abroad several years, moved to 
St. Paul 1868, established house of Noyes 
Bros. & Cutler, engaged in manufacturing, 
banking, etc., founder of Relief soc. and 
various other charities, pres. Minn. Soc. 
Prevention of Cruelty, vice-pres. St. Paul 
Trust Co., R. E. Title Ins. Co., dir. Mer- 
chants' Nat. Bank, vice-pres. Amer. S. S. 
Union, active in all religious, social and 
public improvements (m. Dec. 4, 1866, 
Helen A., dau. of Winthrop Sargent and 
Abia [Swift] Gilman, he a leading banker 
of New York, desc. of Gov. John Gilman 
of Exeter, N. H.); son of Daniel R. of 
Lyme, Conn., b. at Westerly, R. I., Aug. 
22, 1793, d. at Lyme Nov. 10, 1877, lieut.- 
col. in 1812, merchant (m. May 16, 1827, 
Phoebe Griffin, dau. of Joseph and Phoebe 
[Griffin] Lord, the latter sister of Pres. 
Edward Dorr Griffin of Williams College, 
and George Griffin, LL. D., of N. Y.); son 
of Col. Thomas of Westerly, R. I., b. there 
Oct. 3, 1754, d. there Sept. 19, 1819, served 
as col. in Rev. at White Plains, Trenton, 
Long Island, Valley Forge, etc., rep. and 
state senator nearly twenty years, bank 
president (m. Jan. 31, 1781, Lydia, dau. of 
Wm. and Sarah Rogers of Newport, desc. 
of Rev. John Rogers the martyr); son of 
Capt. John of Stonington, Conn., b. there 
Aug. 14, 1679, ^' ^t Westerly 1755, owner 
of Noyes Point (m. 1705 Elizabeth, dau. 
Gov. Peleg Sandford of R. I.); son of Rev. 
James of Stonington, b. at Newbury, Mass., 
Mar. II, 1640, d. at Stonington Dec. 30, 
1719, grad. Harvard Coll. 1659, pastor at 
S. fifty-five years, a trustee and founder of 
Yale Coll. (m. Sept. 11, 1674, Dorothy, b. 
1651-2, d. 1742-3, dau. of Thomas and 
Anna [Lord] Stanton); son of Rev. James 
of Newbury, Mass., b. at Choulderstown, 
Eng., 1608, d. at Newbury, Mass., Oct. 22, 
1656, came to America in 1634 in ship Mary 
and John with his brother Nicholas and set- 



AMERICAN ANCESTRY, 



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tied at Newbury 1635, minister there twenty 
years, learned in Greek, author of a cate- 
chism, reckoned among the greatest wor- 
thies of his age (m. 1634 Sarah, dau. of 
Joseph Brown of Southampton, Eng.); son 
of Rev. William of Choulderstown. The 
old homestead at Newbury, Mass., built 
1635-6 is still held by a descendant, prob- 
ably the oldest house in Massachusetts. 

JONES, AUGUSTINE, A. M., LL. B., of 
Prov., R. I., b. at China, Me., 1835, 
grad. Bowdoin Coll. i860, Harvard Law 
Sch. 1867, studied law with Gov. John A. 
Andrew of Boston, practiced in Boston 
twelve years, member Mass. Legislature 
1878, principal of Friends' School, Prov., 
R. L, since 1879 (m Oct. 10, 1867, Caro- 
line Alice, dau. of William and Mercy P. 
Osborne of Dover, N. H., gr.-dau. of Marble 
Osborne of Danvers, Mass.); son of Rich- 
ard M. of China, Me., b. at Brunswick, 
Me., Mar. 7, 1805, d. at China, Me., May 
16, 1842, leather manufacturer, his sister, 
Sybil Jones, was considered an eloquent 
preacher of the Society of Friends and mis- 
sionary in foreign lands (m. Jan. 21, 1835, 
Eunice, b. at China, Me., Sept. 20, 1812, 
a daughter of Abel and Susannah Jones 
and sister of Eli Jones, a distinguished 
minister of the Society of Friends and mis- 
sionary to Palestine and Syria); son of 
Ephraiin of China, Me., b. at Brunswick, 
Me., Feb. 11, 1776, d. at China, Me., Jan. 
21, 1851, elder of Society of Friends, busi- 
ness man and member of sch, com. (m. abt. 
1804 Susannah, dau. of Micajah Dudley, 
desc. of Gov. Thomas Dudley of Mass.); 
son of Noah of Brunswick, Me. (m. Pa- 
tience Joy); son of Thomas of Hanover, 
Mass., who is believed to have come from 
Wales. 

BRODHEAD, CHARLES of Bethlehem, 
Pa., b. at Conyngham, Pa., Aug. 4, 
1824, grad. La Fayette Coll. 1844, member 
of Bar at Easton, Pa., 1846-54, moved to 
Bethlehem 1855, purchased the Moravian 
Farms, laid out the town of South Bethle- 
hem, one of the organizers of the Bethlehem 
Steel Works, trustee of Lehigh Univ., orig- 
inator and pres. of Lehigh and Lackawanna 
R. R., member of Const. Convention of 



Penna. 1873, the largest real estate owner 
in Northampton co., Pa. (m. June i, 1858, 
Camilla M., dau. of Gen. Conrad Shimer 
of Hanover tp.. Pa., major-gen. Penna. 
militia, state senator, elector, etc.); son of 
Albert Gallatin, b. at Delaware, Pa., 
Aug. 16, 1799, d. at Bethlehem, Pa., July 
18, 1880, merchant at Conyngham 1823-39, 
when he purchased the Brodhead home- 
stead in Pike co.. Pa., where he resided 
until 1865, member of Penna. Legislature 
four terms (m. Oct. 27, 1823, Ellen, b. in 
the Clove, Sussex co., N. J., Apr. 10, 1807, 
d. at Bethlehem Feb. 26, 1868, dau. of Levi 
Middagh, killed in war of 1812, of Holland 
descent); son of Richard of Delaware, Pa., 
b. at Stroudsburg, Pa., 1771, d. at Milford, 
Pa., 1843, one of the first judges of Wayne 
CO., Pa., sheriff, member Legislature, U. S. 
comm. and all county offices, his son Richard 
was U. S. senator 1850-6 and m. Mary 
Bradford, the niece of Jefferson Davis (m. 
Hannah Drake, d. 1831); son of Garret of 
Stroudsburg, Pa., b. at Dansbury, now 
East Stroudsburg, Pa., d. there 1804, capt. 
in Revolution, afterward farmer and school 
teacher (m. Jane Davis from N. Y. State); 
son of Daniel of Dansbury, b. at Marble- 
town, N. Y., 1693, d. at Bethlehem, Pa., 
July 22, 1755, moved to Brodhead's Creek, 
Monroe co.. Pa., 1738, a justice of Penna. 
(m. Hester Wyngart); son of Richard, b. 
near Marbletown, N. Y., 1666, d. there (m. 
Wyntie Jansen); son of Capt. Daniel, Eso- 
pus, N. Y., b. at West Riding, Yorkshire, 
Eng., d. at Esopus July 14, 1667, capt. of 
grenadiers in Col. Nicolls' expedition which 
captured New York from the Dutch 1664, 
then made capt. -gen. of Esopus (m. Ann 
Tye of Yorkshire). 

HARTLEY, JOSEPH WILFRID of 
New York city, b. there, shipping 
merchant over thirty years, now engaged in 
electric science (m. Oct. 19, 1854, Florinda, 
eldest dau. of Henry Grant and Florinda 
[Berga] Morton, he b. Sept. 29, 1809, at 
East Windsor, Conn., desc. from an early 
settler of Conn.); son of Robert Milham 
of New York city, b. at Cockermouth, 
Eng., Feb. 17, 1796, d. at New York Mar. 
3, 1881, philanthropist, educated at Fair- 



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field Acad. N. Y. with view of entering 
professional life, but prevented by ill 
health, dry goods merchant, a founder of 
the N. Y. City Temperance Soc. 1829, sec. 
of same nine years, published many articles 
on temperance, etc., author of " Historical 
and Scientific Essay on Milk " 1842," Intem- 
perance in Cities and Large Towns," 1851, 
etc., originator of N. Y. Assoc, for Improv- 
ing Condition of the Poor 1852, remained 
with same thirty-five years, originator of The 
Working Men's Home, The Demilt Dis- 
pensary, The Juvenile Asylum, Society of 
the Ruptured and Crippled and the Pres- 
byterian Hospital (m. Sept. 12, 1824, Cath- 
arine, dau. of Reuben Munson of N. Y., 
comb mfgr., alderman 1813-23, assembly- 
man 1820-2), had ten children: i,Marcellus 
of N. Y., b. Sept. 23, 1827, m. Frances 
Chester, dau. of S. Pomroy White, ii, Joseph 
IV., b. Jan. 9, 1829, above, ui, Rev. Isaac 
Smithson of Utica, b. Sept. 24, 1830, m. 
Isabella, dau. of George R. White of Pitts- 
burgh, iv, Reuben Munson of Amsterdam, 
N. Y.,b. May 15, 1832, m. Jane, dau. of 
Garret Van de Veer, v, Isabella, b. Feb. 9, 
1826, m. John Sherwood of Penn., vi, Mary 
Barlow, b. Dec. 26, 1834, d. Sept. 21, 1884, 
m. Colin F. Brown of Charlton, N. Y., 
vii, Martha Jane, b. July 14, 1840, m. 
Nathaniel A. Cowdreyof N. Y., viii, Adelia 
Caroline, b. Sept. 18, 1843, m. John Lefoy 
Brower, ix, Catharine Munson, d. Dec. 9, 
1850, aged twelve years, x, Abigail Ann, b. 
Feb. 23, 1836, m. Frederick B. Wightman; 
son of Isaac of Perth, N. Y., b. at Cocker- 
mouth, Eng., Dec. 30, 1766, d. at Perth, N. 
Y., Oct. 6, 1851, woolen mfgr. (m. 1787, 
Isabella, b. 1767, d. at Schenectady, N. Y., 
Sept. 18, 1806, dau. of Joseph Johnson, 
Esq., of Embleton, Eng.); son of Robert 
of Cockermouth, Eng., b. at Boughton, 
Eng., June 4, 1736, d. at Cockermouth 
May, 1803, woolen mfgr. (m. Aug. 15,1754, 
Martha, dau. of Isaac Smithson, son of 
Hugh, baronet); son of James of Bough- 
ton, Eng., b. June 4, 1736, d. 1776, woolen 

mfgr. (m. Havidd ); son of Rev. Mr. 

Hartley, vicar of Armley, father of Dr. 
David Hartley, author of Observations on 
Man 1749, founder of Hartlean Theory, 
of Association of Ideals; son of Dayid, 



M. P. for Bath, the ardent friend of the 
Amer. colonies, commr. to treat for peace 
with Jay, Franklin and Laurens, American 
commrs., signed the Definitive Treaty in 
behalf of Great Britain. 

TARYIS, GEORGE MURRAY of Ot- 
ti tawa, Can., born at Niagara, April 
13, 1824, educated at Upper Canada 
College, Toronto, has been in the Civil 
Service of Canada for the past 32 years, 
served for a few months, in 1845, in the U. 

5. armory at Springfield, Mass. (m. June 
23, 1846, Elizabeth Arnold, dau. of Ralph 
Munson Jarvis of St. John, N. B., and 
Caroline Leonard, his wife gr.-dau. of Col. 
George Leonard of Sussexvale, N. B., a 
desc. of Henry Leonard, who came to 
America 1626, son of Richard Leonard, 
Lord Dacre); Major-Gen. SAMUEL 
PETERS JARVIS, C. M. G., born at 
Niagara, April 23, 1820, educated at Upper 
Canada College, Toronto, ensign Royal 
Canadian Rifle Reg. 1845, served in Eighty- 
second Reg. during Indian mutiny 1857-9, 
commanded three companies during relief 
of Lucknow, brev. major, adj. in i860 of 
StaflfColl., Sandhurst, lieut. -col. 1866, com- 
manded Ontario battalion 1870, command- 
ant at Ft. Garry, companion of order of St. 
Michael and St. George, colonel 1875, com- 
mandant-gen. of colonial forces in South 
Africa 1878, major-gen. 1881, received the 
distinguished service reward in 1887 (m. 
1850 Renee H., eldest dau. of late Capt. I. 
Wilson, R. N., gr.-dau. late Adm. Sir Wm. 
Chas. Fahie, K. C. B.); sons of Samuel 
Peters Jarvis of Toronto, Can., b. at 
Niagara, Nov. 15, 1792, d. at Toronto Sept. 

6, 1857, was appointed clerk of the Crown 
in Chancery, chief supt. of Indian affairs, 
served during war of 1812-14, on memorable 
occasions (m. Oct. i, 1818, Mary Boyles, 
dau. of Hon. Wm. Dummer Powell, chief 
justice of Upper Canada 1816-25, son of 
John and Janet [Grant] Powell, grandson 
of John Powell, who came from England 
as sec. to Lt.-Gov. Dummer, and who m. 
Ann Dummer, sister of the latter and also 
sister of the celebrated Jeremiah Dummer, 
agent for Mass. Bay at court of Queen 
Ann); son of William of York, now To- 



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ronto, Can., b. Sept. 11, 1756, d. there 
Aug. 13, 1817, commissioned 1782, cornet 
in first Am. Reg. or Queen's Rangers, 
lieut. Western Reg. of Middlesex co. 
militia 1789, captain same 1791, sec. and 
registrar of prov. of Upper Canada 1792 
(m. Dec. 12, 1785, Hannah Owen, dau. of 
Samuel Peters, D. D., an Episcopal clergy- 
man); son of Samuel of Stamford, Conn., 
1760-75, b. Dec. 27, 1720, d. Feb. 27, 1783, 
buried in Trinity churchyard N. Y., brother 
of Rt. Rev. Abraham Jarvis, D. D., bishop 
of Conn. (m. Dec, 18, 1741, Martha Sey- 
mour of Norwalk, Conn., b. 1726, d. 1763); 
son of Capt. Samuel of Norwalk, Conn., 
b. there Oct. 5, 1698, d. there Sept. 27, 
1779 (m. Naomi Brush of Cold Spring, L. 
I.); son of William, d. 1740. 

PARKER, WILLIAM THORNTON, M. 
D. of Newport, R. I., b. at Boston, 
Mass., Dec. 24, 1849, grad. Royal Univ. of 
Munich, Ger., 1873, medical examiner third 
dist. R. I., formerly A. A. surgeon U. S. A. 
and physician in charge of the Bishop 
Whipple Hospital, White Earth, Minn., 
member of the Boston Gynaecological Soc. 
(m. Elizabeth Richards, dau. of Hon. John 
B. Stebbins of Springfield, Mass.) ; son of 
William Thornton Parker, A. M., M. 
D., of Boston, Mass., b. at Bradford, 
Mass., Jan. 8, 1818, d. at Jamaica Plains, 
Mass., Mar. 12, 1855, a prominent phy- 
sician and surgeon, a devout Christian 
(m. Jan. 8, 1845, Clemintina, dau. of Hon. 
Elijah Morse of Boston, granddau. of Wil- 
liam Jackson, A. M., M. D., of London, 
Eng., and of Hon. Asa Rand, M. D., of 
Boston); son of Benjamin, A. M., M. D., 
of Bradford, Mass., b. there 1759, d. there 
1845, a distinguished physician and sur- 
geon, formerly practiced in Cumberland 
CO., Va., a friend of Benj. Rush and of the 
Randolphs (m. Sept. 23, 1816, Hannah 
Moulton of Atkinson, N. H.); son of Brad- 
Street of Bradford, Mass., b. there July 23, 
1729, d. there Apr. 8, 1809 (m. 1749 Rebecca, 
dau. of the distinguished Rev. Dr. Balch, 
who was once offered the presidency of 
Harvard College); son of Abraham of 
Bradford, Mass., b. at Chalmsford abt. 
1690, adm. to church 1710, a founder of the 



Cong. Ch. in Groveland, Mass. (m. Eliza- 
beth Bradstreet, a relative of Gov. Brad- 
street); son of Abraham of Chelmsford, 
Mass., b. at Woburn, Mass., in Aug., 1652, 
adm. to church 1702 (m. July 15, 1682, 
Martha, dau. of John Livermore of Water- 
town, Mass., the first of the name in Amer- 
ica); son of Abraham of Wiltshire, Eng., 
the first of the family in America, settled at 
Woburn, Mass. (m. at Woburn Nov. 18, 
1644, Rose Whitlock), removed shortly 
after to Chelmsford, brother of James and 
Joseph Parker, prominent in the history of 
Groton, Mass. 

WHEELER, GEORGE AUGUSTUS 
of Castine, Me., b. July 26, 1837, 
(m. Feb. 17, 1864, Margaret L. Dorsey, n^e 
Harvycutter, her father of German descent, 
her mother from an old Maryland family); 
son of Amos D. of Topsham, Me., b. at 
Woodstock, Vt., Dec. 13, 1803, d. at Top- 
sham June 28, 1876, grad. Williams Coll., 
Unitarian clergyman (m. Aug. 25, 1830, 
Louisa A., dau. of Elijah and Mary B. 
Warren, he son of Ebenezer Warren of 
Leicester, she dau. of Amos and Mar)' Bel- 
cher [Henshaw] Wheeler, he son of Dea. 
Thomas Wheeler, she dau. of Daniel and 
Elizabeth Henshaw of Boston), had four 
sons: the late Rev. Charles H. Wheeler of 
Winchendon, the late William A. Wheeler 
of Roxbury, author of Noted Names of Fic- 
tion, Dr. George A. above, and Henry W. 
Wheeler, ticket agent of Maine Central R. 
R. at Brunswick, Me.; son of Amos of 
Woodstock, Vt., b. at Worcester, Mass., 
Aug. 5, 1764, d. at Woodstock Nov. 17, 
1806, cabinet-maker (m. ist, June 2, 1785, 
Martha Read of Northbridge, Mass., d. 
June 6, 1802, aged thirty-six, m. 2d, June 
18, 1803, Mrs. Lydia [Randall] Dean, b. 
Sept. 14, 1767, d. Sept. 29, 1856, dau. of 
Benj. Randall of Scituate, fourth gen. from 
William of Scituate); son of Amos of 
Worcester, Mass., b. at Acton, Mass., in 
July, 1733, d. at Leicester Nov. 20, 1820, 
resided on the homestead in excellent cir- 
cumstances (m. May 2, 1762, Mary Belcher 
Henshaw, b. at Boston June 20, 1739, d. 
Nov. 20, 1824, a superior woman, dau. of 
Daniel and Elizabeth [Barr] Henshaw and 



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gr.-dau. of Mary Alden, dau. of the famous 
John and Priscilla Alden); son of Dea. 
Thomas of Worcester, Mass., b. at Con- 
cord Aug. 14, 1696, d. at Hardwick Jan. 
31, 1769, first town clerk of Acton and 
selectman 1735-6, moved to Worcester 
prior to 1740, selectman there 1743-53, 
deacon 1748-69, had considerable wealth, 
was also called lieut. (m. ist, Mary, b. 
1700, d. May 18, 1740, m. 2d, Susannah, d. 
at Worcester Sept. 23, 176-, aged fifty-eight); 
son of Ensign Thomas of Concord, Mass., 
b. there Jan. i, 1659-60, d. there Oct. 2, 
1734 (m. Nov. 13, 1695, Sarah Davis, b. 
Mar. II, 1665-6); son of Thomas, d. prior 
to Sept. 21, 1687 (m. Oct. 10, 1657, Hannah 
Harrod); son of GrCOrge of Concord, Mass. 
1640, will proved at Boston June 2, 1687 

(m. Katherine , d. at Concord Jan. 

2, 1684-5). 

EARLE, PLINY of Northampton, Mass., 
b. at Leicester, Mass., Dec. 31, 1809, 
grad. M. D. at Univ. of Penn. 1837, was 
medical supt. of Bloomingdale Asylum, N. 
Y. city, five years, supt. of State Lunatic 
Hospital at Northampton, Mass., twenty- 
one years, visited over 140 institutions for 
the insane in America and Europe, author 
of many articles and som'e pamphlets and 
books on insanity; son of Pliny of Leices- 
ter, Mass., b. there Dec. 17, 1762, d. there 
Nov. 29, 1832, made in 1790 the first ma- 
chine cards for carding cotton by water 
in America, was head of firm of Pliny 
Earle & Bros., one of the largest mfrs. of 
cards of their time (m. June 6, 1793, Pa- 
tience, dau. of William and Lydia [Arnold] 
Buflfum of Smithfield, R. L, he son of 
Joseph and Margaret [Osborne] Buffum, 
he son of Benjamin Buffum, son of Caleb 
and Hannah [Pope] Buffum, he son of 
Robert and Tamasin [Bacon ?] Buffum of 
Salem, Mass., 1638); son of Robert of 
Leicester, Mass., b. there Oct. 10, 1743, d. 
there Jan. 23, 1819J a leading member of 
the Society of Friends (m. 1762 Sarah, dau. 
of Henry and Elizabeth [Rice] Hunt, he 
son of Isaac and Mary [Willard] Hunt, he 
son of Isaac and Mary [Stone] Hunt, he son 
of William and Elizabeth [Best] Hunt); son 
of Robert of Leicester, Mass., b. at Free- 



town, Mass., Mar. 2, 1706, d. at Leicester 
1 796, farmer, locally renowned for his horse- 
manship, rode from L. to Newport in one 
day to attend yearly meeting of Society of 
Friends (m. abt. 1726 Mary, dau. of Thomas 
Newhall, son of Thomas Newhall, the first 
white child born in Lynn, son of Thomas 
and Mary Newhall); son of Ralph, b. 1660, 
d. at Leicester 1757, freeman at Dartmouth, 
Mass., prior to 1686, lived at Freetown 
1688-1717, then removed to Leicester, where 
he received a large tract of land, joined 
Soc. of Friends abt. 1730 (m. Mary, widow 
of John Hicks and dau. of Robert Carr of 
Newport); son of William, b. in England, 
d. at Portsmouth, R. I., Jan. 15, 1715, a 
large landholder in R. I. and Mass., re- 
ceived over 2,000 acres in original division 
of town of Dartmouth, Mass., was deputy 
from Portsmouth to Gen. Assembly at 
Prov. 1704 and at Newport 1706 (m. 1654 
Mary, dau. of John and Katharine Walker 
of Portsmouth, R. I.); son of Ralph, who 
came with wife Joan from Exeter(?), Eng., 
and settled in Rhode Island 1638, one of 
the twenty-nine early settlers of Ports- 
mouth, R. I., Apr., 1639, town treasurer 
and overseer of poor 1649, delegate to 
Gen. Assembly 1650, on grand jury 1655, 
on special jury 1671, captain of a troop of 
horse, d. in 1678. 

T)EED, PARKER McCOBB of Bath, 
J-t' Me., b. at Phipsburg, Me., journalist 
with daily paper in Milwaukee and Chicago, 
author of " Bench and Bar of Wisconsin " 
and of "Bath and its Environs," retired, 
engaged in literary work (m. Apr. 26, 1846, 
Harriet Susan Elliot, lineal desc. of the 
Apostle John Elliot and of the early Drum- 
monds of the lower Kennebec and of Roger 
Williams); son of Andrew of Phipsburg, 
Me., b. at Boothbay, Me., July 5, 1765, d. 
at Phipsburg Jan. 2, 1848, owned 500 acres 
in Phipsburg, office holder, commanded a 
reg. in war of 1812 (m. May 12, 1793, Bea- 
trice McCobb, desc. of Major Samuel 
Denny, chief justice, and of Capt. James 
McCobb, judge and chief proprietor of 
Phipsburg, dau. of Gen. Samuel McCobb, 
member Mass. Prov. Congress); son of 
Paul of Boothbay, b. in England, d. at 



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Salem, Mass., Jan. 6, 1799, captain of 
ships, commander in Revolution (m. Mar- 
jory, granddau. of Walter Beath who was 
in siege of Londonderry, came to Booth- 
bay, owned the eastern part of it called 
Townsend); son of Andrew of Boothbay, 
Me., b. in England, d. at Boothbay July 
23, 1763, col. in British army, came to 
Boothbay 1730, owned the western part of 
it (m. Jane Murray from north of Ireland, 
niece of Rev. John Murray of Boothbay). 

HINSDALE, BURKE AARON of Ann 
Arbor, Mich., b. at Wadsworth, O., 
educated at Hiram Coll., A, M. of Bethany 
and Williams Coll., Ph.D. of Ohio State 
Univ., connected with the Christian or Dis- 
ciples Church, has followed the work of 
education and literature, pres. Hiram Coll, 
1870-82, supt. public schools at Cleveland 
1882-6, now prof, of science and art of 
teaching in Michigan Univ., author of 
"Genuineness and Authenticity of the 
Gospels," "Schools and Studies," "Gar- 
field and Education," "The Old North- 
west," and editor of "Gen. Garfield's 
Works," an extensive contributor to peri- 
odicals (m. May 24, 1862, Mary E., dau. 
of late A. P. Turner, a well-known citizen 
of Cleveland 1840-86); son of Albert of 
Wadsworth, O., b. at Torrington, Conn., 
July 18, 1809, d. at Wadsworth Aug. 14, 
1882, a thorough farmer, active and highly 
respected (m. in Jan., 1834, Clarinda E., 
dau. of Wm. and Polly [Derthick] Eyles of 
English descent, he a man of ability and 
character, a cooper and farmer, magistrate 
and member of State Legislature); son of 
Elisha of Torrington, Conn., and Norton, 
O., b. at Harwinton, Conn., Feb. 28, 1761, 
d. at Norton, Conn., June 22, 1827, re- 
spected and beloved, a blacksmith, revo- 
lutionary soldier in Conn., captain of mili- 
tia, member of the Legislature, magistrate 
(m. Jan. 20, 1801, Elizabeth Holcomb of 
Conn, ancestry); son of Jacob of Canaan, 
Conn., b. at Harwinton, Conn., d. at 
Canaan (m. May 11, 1758, Mary Brace); 
son of Jacob, b. July 19, 1698, captain in 
French and Indian war, selectman, mem- 
ber of Legislature, etc. (m. Hannah Sey- 
mour); son of Barnabas of Hartford, 
22 



Conn., b. there Feb. 20, 1668, d. there Jan. 
25, 1725 (m. Martha Smith). The name is 
supposed to be derived from Hind and dale, 
meaning vale of the deer. 

LANMAN, CHARLES of Georgetown, 
D. C, b. at Monroe, Mich., June 14, 
1819, christened by Irving " the picturesque 
explorer of America," has been librarian of 
the War Dept., of Copyright, of Interior 
Dept. and House of Representatives, was 
Daniel Webster's private secretary, also 
sec. Japanese legation, author, artist, etc. 
(m. June 12, 1849, Adeline, dau. of Francis 
Dodge, Sr., and sister-in-law of Ben Perley 
Poore); son of Charles James of Monroe, 
Mich., and Norwich, Conn., b. at Norwich, 
Conn., June 5, 1795, d. at New London, 
Conn., July 25, 1870, grad. Yale Coll. 1814, 
admitted to bar 1817, attorney for Michigan 
territory, judge of probate, col. of militia, 
etc., one of the founders of Tecumseh, 
Mich., surveyor, once sole owner of the 
present site of Grand Rapids, mayor of 
Norwich, Conn., 1838 (m. Mar. 19, i8i8, 
Marie Jeanne, b. Mar. 13, 1801, d. Feb. 5, 
1879, dau. of Antoine Guie and Liquette, 
dau. of Baptiste Bondeau, and who wit- 
nessed the famous Indian massacre at 
Frenchtown, Mich.); son of James of Nor- 
wich, Conn., b. there June 13, 1769, d. there 
Aug. 7, 1841, grad. Yale Coll. 1788, clerk 
of conv. to form Conn. State Constitution 
i8i8, in Legislature two years, senator one 
year, atty. for the State for N. London co., 
U. S. senator 1819-25, judge Superior 
Court three years, judge Court of Errors of 
Conn., mayor of Norwich three years, last 
man in the Senate to wear powdered hair, 
remarkably handsome (m. May 18, 1794, 
Marian Griswold, b. July 29, 1774, d. Sept 
7, 1817, dau. of Judge Charles Church 
Chandler, gr.-dau. of Gov. Matthew Gris 
wold and Ursula, dau. of Gov. Roger Wol 
cott and Sarah Drake); son of Peter of 
Norwich, Conn., b. at Plymouth, Mass., 
1725, d. at Norwich, Conn., Apr. 14, 1804, 
moved there 1750, active in establishing 
Presb. Ch. in Norwich, engaged in shipping 
and mercantile business, staunch patriot, 
profound thinker and courtly gentleman 
(m. Dec. 6, 1764, Sarah Spaulding, b. May 



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12, 1743, d. Feb, 2, 1829, dau. of Col. Joseph 
Coit of Preston, Mass., by first wife Sarah 
Spaulding); son of James of Plymouth, 
Mass.,b. in London, Eng., d. at Plymouth, 
Mass., prior to 1775, settled for a short 
time at Boston, went to Plymouth 1724-5 
(m. July 5, 1714, Joanna, b. 1692, d. 1775, 
dau. of Dr. Thomas and Mary [Gardner] 
Boylston); son of Thomas of London (m. 
Lucy Elton). 

KIRK, STEPHEN DECATUR of 
Charleston, S. C, b. there May 20, 
1830, lawyer, has held official positions in 
U. S., State, and city, grad. at law 1872, 
educated at free schools of St. Philip's and 
St. Michael's Parishes, Charleston (m. Apr. 
10, 1858, Martha L. E., dau. of Thomas 
Black of Augusta, Me., granddau. of John 
T. De Liesselinne, of Marion's corps in Rev- 
olution, gt.-gr.-dau. of Marquis De Lies- 
selinne, a refugee of Oleron, France, she 
is also cousin to Esther Monk, the first 
president of the Ladies' Cal. Monument 
Assoc, of S. C, and who m. a descendant of 
Gen. Monk, the duke of Albemarle); son 
of Charles William of Charleston, b. at 
Dorchester, S. C, Oct. 6, 1800, d. at Charles- 
ton Sept. 17, 1845, architect, soldier in 
Seminole war 1835, serving under Gen. 
Winfield Scott (m. Dec. 16, 1821, Mary 
Naomi, dau. of William Roberts, a volun- 
teer in the Revolution when a boy, was 
taken prisoner at surrender of Charleston, 
S. C, 1780, and died in 1836, was buried 
with military honors in Trinity churchyard 
at Charleston, S. C, was a relation of Joel 
Roberts Poinsett); son of John of South 
Carolina, b. there, d. at Charleston, S. C, 
younger brother of Gideon Kirk of Mari- 
on's corps in Revolution, who was a mem- 
ber of the first S. C. Legislature 1788, and 
whose dau. Harriet m. Francis Marion, the 
adopted son of Gen. Francis [Swamp Fox] 
Marion of the Revolution. G. K. left many 
descendants in S. C, among whom Stephen 
D. Kirk and Dr. T. N. Roberts, late of the 
U. S. army, are his grand nephews. 

CUDWORTH, WARREN HANDEL of 
East Boston, Mass., b. at Lowell, 
Mass., May 23, 1825, Unitarian clergyman, 
settled at E. Boston 1852, chaplain First 



Reg. Mass. Vols. 1861-4, published the 
history of the regiment in 1865, fine 
musician, died Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, 
1883, while offering prayer in the pulpit; 
son of Warren of Lowell, Mass., b. at Ox- 
ford, Mass., Aug. 24, 1797, d. at Lowell 
Apr. II, 1827, overseer in cotton mill at 
Waltham, Mass., until 1822-3, then at 
Lowell, musical composer (m. Dec. 5,1822, 
Angeline C. Brown, dau. of an early Bos- 
ton tavernkeeper, who served at Bunker 
Hill and was one of the famous tea party, 
sister of Capt. Daniel Brown of the mer- 
chant ship Gansas, who died at Havana 
1809, and Isaac, a pensioner of war of 1812); 
son of Warren of Oxford, Mass., b. at 
Freetown, Mass., Jan. 29, 1774, d. at Ox- 
ford 1864 (m. 1793 Esther Williams of Puri- 
tan ancestry); son of Edward of Freetown, 
Mass., b. there Aug. 6, 1748, d. there, gave 
the lumber which he had ready to build his 
house to Revolutionary troops, by whom it 
was needed (m. in Nov., 1772, Abigail 
Drinkwater); son of James of Freetown, 
b. there Jan. 16, 1697, d. there (m. Mar. 19, 
I735> Sybil Chase); son of Capt. James of 
Freetown, Mass., b. at Scituate, Mass., Feb. 
13, 1670, d. at Freetown 1729, a man of 
mark in the colony. 

LEWIS, SANFORD CLARENCE of 
Franklin, Pa., b. at Cleveland, O., 
Mar. 13, 1846, mayor of Franklin, director 
in nine separate corporations, president 
Eclipse Oil Co., a branch of Standard Oil 
Co. (m. Mar. 23, 1870, Nellie Gardner, b. 
at Lebanon, Mass., granddau. of a sea 
captain, desc. from the Gardners' Island 
family); son of Sanford Jeriah of Cleve- 
land, O., b. at Malone, N. Y., June 29, 
1823, d. at Cleveland July 31, 1883, held 
various city and county offices, a successful 
merchant (m. June 30, 1845, Sarah H. Otis, 
her direct ancestor from Danby, Vt., origi- 
nally from Boston, Mass.); son of Chitten- 
den of Malone, N. Y., b. at Hampton, N. 
Y., Sept. 9, 1799, d. at Cleveland, O., 
Oct. 3, 1884, a successful merchant, came 
to Cleveland on the west side, then Ohio 
City, was alderman and city and county 
treasurer (m. Oct. 5, 1822, Harriet Burton, 
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St. Albans, Vt.); son of Jeriall of Hamp- 
ton, N. Y., b. at Killingworth(?), Conn., d. 
at St. Albans, lieut, in French and Indian 
war, capt. in Revolution (m. May 5, 1776, 
Lydia, of Fairhaven, Vt., dau. of Michael 
Merritt, an early settler there who came 
from Killingworth, Conn., Mar., 1780, 
where she was born). 

JONES, HARVEY ALSTON of Syca- 
more, 111., b. in Tippecanoe co., Ind., 
educated at Wabash Coll., Lombard Univ. 
and law dept. Mich. Univ., began practice 
1865, presidential elector 1888 (m. Feb. 22, 
1861, Sarah Dudley Perkins, all her ances- 
try of Puritan stock, desc. of Quartermaster 
John Perkins of Ipswich 1631, Godfrey 
Dearborn of Exeter 1631 [ancestor of Maj.- 
Gen. Dearborn], Wm. Ward of Sudbury [an- 
cestor of Major-Gen. Ward], Gov. Thos. 
Dudley, and son Rev, Samuel Dudley,Darby 
Kelley of Exeter, Thomas Dow 1631, ances- 
tor of Rev. Lorenzo Dow); son of Dayid 
of Tippecanoe co., Ind., b. in Mononga- 
hela CO., W. Va., Feb. 18, 1798, d. at Lafay- 
ette, Ind., Nov. II, 1849, ^ pioneer of Clark 
CO., O., at the age of sixteen, and to Indi- 
ana in early manhood, had ten children (m. 
June 18, 1823, Mary, dau. of Jonathan and 
Deborah [McMunn] Owens, southern 
Quakers and whose ancestors were of 
Savannah, Ga., J. O.'s father's right hand 
was cut ofFby the British at Savannah during 
the Revolution, because he would not fight, 
he being a Quaker); son of Daniel of 
Monongahela co., W. Va., b. near Wil- 
mington, Del., Apr. 10, 1754, d. in Clark 
CO., O., May 12, 1832, a pioneer in West 
Virginia, lived in Green co.. Pa., three 
years, then a pioneer in Clark co., O., was 
first cousin to Chaplain David Jones, had 
thirteen children (m. July 24, 1788, Mary 
Alston, dau. of a colonial merchant of 
Phila.); son of James of New Castle co., 
Del., b. in Wales abt. 1707, d. in New Cas- 
tle CO., Del., May 26, 1786, a Baptist clergy- 
man, a surgeon in American army under 
Gen. Gates (m. Susannah Williams of the 
Welsh Tract in New Castle co., Del.); son 
of Rev. Dayid of Welsh Tract, Del., b. in 
Forrest of Llanwenog, Cardiganshire, 
Wales, 1668, d. in New Castle co., Del., 



Aug. 20, 1748, came to America in 1710, a 
Calvinist Methodist clergyman, educated 
at Lady Huntingdon's Travenna College 
(m. abt. 1695 Esther Morgan, dau. of Mor- 
gan ap Rhydreth, a chieftain in Cardigan- 
shire). 

WILLIAMS, ANDREW JACKSON 
of Cleveland, O., b. at West Men- 
don, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1829, moved with par- 
ents to Chagrin Falls, 0.,i840, educated at 
Asbury Sem. there, and at Alleghany Coll. 
at Meadville, Pa., practiced law at Paines- 
ville, O., Apr. 18, 1854, to April, i86i,then 
enlisted in Union army, returned in Sept., 

1865, removed to Macon, Mo., in May, 

1866, to Cleveland Jan. i, 1879, ^^^ since, 
senator from Cuyahoga co., O., Oct., 1883, 
for two years, being first dem. elected from 
there in thirty years, was dem. candidate 
for Congress in i860 (m. Oct. 10, 1849, 
Amelia Climena, b. at Perry, O., Oct. 25, 
1830, dau. of Edwin and Nancy [dau, of 
Samuel Burridge] French, he b. at Paines- 
ville, O., Apr. 8, 1807, d. Sept. 14, 1878, 
son of Jacob and Abigail [Bartlett] French 
of Northampton, Mass., son of Abiather 
French, who moved from Northampton to 
Painesville, O., 1806 with his four sons); 
A. J. W. had nine brothers and sisters, viz. : 
i, Louisa, b. at Cazenovia, N. Y., Jan. 19, 
1810, m. Henry NefF of Belmont co., O., 
and d. at Laclede, Mo., Dec. 15, 18-79; "» 
Lovisa, b. at Cazenovia July 3, 181 1, m. 
Wm. G. Locke, late of Honeoye Falls, N, 
Y., and resides at Rochester, N. Y.; m, 
Lorenzo Dow, b. at Cazenovia Mar. 9, 1813, 
was professor of natural sciences in Alle- 
ghany Coll., Meadville, Pa., d. there Oct. 
14, 1878; iv, John Wesley, b. at Cazenovia 
July 12, 1815, d. at his residence in Chagrin 
Falls, O., July 7, 1886; z/, William McKen- 
dree, b. at Cazenovia Feb. 18, 1818, resides 
at Honeoye Falls, N. Y.; vi,Benajah, b. at 
W. Mendon, now Honeoye Falls, Apr. 17, 
1820, resides at Chagrin Falls, O.; vii, 
Francis Smith, b. at W. Mendon Feb. 17, 
1823, resides at Minneapolis; viii, Adam 
Clarke, b. at W. Mendon Feb. 19, 1826, 
resides at Columbus, O.; ix, Andrew J. 
above; x, Nancy Maria, b. at Chili, N. Y. , 
Feb. 13, 1833, d. Mar. 6, 1833; son of 



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Benajah of Chagrin Falls, O., b. at Pow- 
nal, Vt., Aug. 24, 1789, d. at Glencoe, O., 
Jan. 22, 1864, buried at Chagrin Falls; 
moved with parents, when thirteen years 
old, to Cazenovia, joined M. E, Church 
1805, licensed to preach in Dec, 1816, 
united with Genesee Conference in July, 
1818, ordained deacon 1820, elder 1822, 
moved to W. Mendon in fall of 1818, to 
Chagrin Falls in June, 1840, resumed cir- 
cuit preaching in Aug., 1848, until Sept. 
15. 1853, removed to Cowdersport, Pa., 
1848, to Tarport, Pa., 1850, to New Hud- 
son, N. Y., 1852, sold Methodist publica- 
tions through western N. Y. Sept., 1853, 
to Oct., 1854, then resumed his residence 
at Chagrin Falls (m. Dec. 15, 1808, Jerusha, 
b. at E. Hartford, Conn., Sept. 9, 1791, d. 
at Laclede, Mo., Sept. 5, 1871, buried at 
Chagrin Falls, O., dau. of Nehemiah and 
Mabel [Stanley] Smith, she [Mabel] dau. 
of Jonathan Stanley, Sen. [m. Jerusha, dau. 
of Benjamin Roberts], who was town treas- 
urer of E. Hartford and town clerk eighteen 
years, from organization of town 1783 to 
1801, when he removed to Marcellus, N. 
Y., desc. in fourth gen. from Timothy Stan- 
ley, b. in England in Mar., 1603, came to 
New England 1634, to Hartford 1636; Mabel 
was b. at E. Hartford July 25, 1764, bp. 
July 28, 1765, d. at Macedonville Aug. 25, 
1845); son of Isaiah of Vermont, 111., b. 
at Stonington, Conn., Feb, 19, 1764, d. at 
Vermont, 111., Jan. 20, 1853, removed with 
parents to Pownal, Vt., thence to Cazenovia, 
N. Y., abt. 1802, to Henderson, N. Y., 
Feb., 1828, to Belvidere, 111., June, 1844, 
to Depere, Wis., 1847, and finally to Ver- 
mont, III. (m. at Pownal, Vt., Anna, b. at 
W. Greenwich, R. I., Apr. 26, 1767, moved 
with parents to Pownal, d. at Henderson, 
N. Y., Aug. 25, 1842, dau. of Abraham and 
Martha Mattison); son of Joseph of Caze- 
novia, N. Y., b. at Stonington, Conn., abt. 
1728, bp. Sept. 3, 1732, d. at Cazenovia 
aged ninety-four, moved to Pownal when 
Isaiah was an infant, was early involved 
with others in the land-grant controversy 
bet. N. Y. and N. H., was justice of the 
peace at Pownal thirty-three years, moved 
to Cazenovia abt. 1802 (m. Hannah Fuller, 
d. at Cazenovia aged abt. ninety); son of 



Benajah of Stonington, Conn., b. there 
Aug. 28, 1700, bp. Dec. 9, 1700, joined 
Congregational Church there Aug. 27, 
1732; son of John of Stonington, b. at 
Roxbury or Newton, Mass., Aug. 31, 1667 
or '69, d. at Stonington Nov. 15, 1702 (m. 
Martha, dau. of Isaac Wheeler, early of 
Stonington, she m. 2d, Thomas Atwood); 
son of Isaac of Newton, Mass., b. at Rox- 
bury, Mass., Sept. i, 1638, d. Feb. 11, 1707, 
rep. to Gen. Court five or six years (m. ist, 
Martha Peck, mother of John, m. 2d, Judith 
Cooper); son of Robert, who came from 
England abt. 1638 and settled at Roxbury, 
Mass., d. there Sept. i, 1693 (m. ist, in 
England Eliz. Stratton, d. July 28, 1674, 
aged abt. eighty-eight, m. 2d, Nov. 3, 1675, 
Margaret, wid. of John Fearing, m. 3d, 
Martha Strong, d. 1704, aged ninety-two). 

HARRISON, WILLIAM HENRY of 
New York city, b. there Aug. 18, 
1837, merchant at Shanghai, China, 1861-3, 
merchant and mfgr. in New York many 
years, secretary of Stuyvesant Safe Deposit 
Co. of N. Y. for past ten years (m. Feb. 28, 
1866, Margaret Louise, eldest dau. of Peter 
C. and Malvina L. Baker of N. Y., he 
member of the lawbook publishing house 
of Baker, Voorhis & Co., grandson of Peter, 
b. Hempstead, L. I., 1756, who was an officer 
in Revolution and war of 1812, and whose 
ancestor came from England to Massachu- 
setts abt. 1630 and had a son settled near 
Hempstead, L. I.); W. H. H. has one dau. 
May M. B. Harrison, and one brother 
Daniel B., b. at N. Y. Sept. 2, 1835, he had 
another brother George W., b. Apr. 20, 1843, 
d. at Brooklyn Dec. 24, 1872; son of Wil- 
liam Henry, b. at Newburyport, Mass., 
Sept. 15, 1811, d. at Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 
8, 1854, ship builder at New York and 
Brooklyn, well known and respected (m. 
Dec. 13, 1 83 1, Sarah, dau. of Isaac and 
Ruth [Woolsey] Marshall of New Castle, 
N. Y., he a desc. of Thomas Marshall of 
Leaham, Eng., of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, 
an original settler of Stamford, Conn., 1640, 
and a member of the Gen. Court at an early 
date, she a desc. of Thomas Wolsey of Ips- 
vnch, Eng., a relative of Cardinal Wolsey 
through George Wolsey [a grandson of 



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173 



Thomas], b. in Yarmouth, Eng., came to 
New Amsterdam in 1623, and was probably 
the first Englishman to settle on Manhattan 
island); son of John, b. near Hamburgh, 
Germany, came to America abt. 1770, d. in 
New Orleans in 1848, resided at Newbury- 
port, Mass., many years, was a sugar refiner 
there and at New York, afterward a wealthy 
merchant of New Orleans (married Hannah 
Martin, a desc. of George Martin, an early 
settler of Salisbury, Mass.); descendant of 
Major-General Thomas Harrison, a soldier 
and patriot under Cromwell, was member 
of Parliament, governor of Wales, etc., was 
executed for high treason 1660, his estate 
confiscated and family exiled, some of them 
going to Holland and thence to Germany 
and settled finally near Hamburg, where 
John was born. 

SCOTT, CLINTON SHERMAN of Phoe- 
nix, Ariz., b. at East Smithfield, Pa., 
Jan. 23, 1865, moved with parents to Tur- 
ner Junction, 111., in Oct., 1865, to Burlin- 
game, Kans., in 1870, to Phcenix, Ariz., 
1884, and is employed in the post-ofl!ice 
there; son of Henry Clay of Burlingame, 
Kans., b. at East Smithfield, Pa., Apr. 17, 
1831, farmer and carpenter, served in army 
from 1861-3 in Co. E, 23d N. Y. Vol. Inf., 
moved to Turner Junction, 111., 1865, to 
Burlingame 1870 (m. ist, Nov. 11, 1863, 
Olive A. Niles, d. in July, 1870, m. 2d, 
Sept. 12, 1882, Nellie S., dau. of George 
T. Russell of Williamson, N. Y., whose 
ancestor came from England before the 
Revolution); son of Asahel, Jr., of Halifax, 
Vt., b. there Aug. 26, 1802, d. at Turner 
Junction, 111., Feb. 9, 1867, reared on the 
farm cleared by his father in 1810 in East 
TSmithfield, Pa., in 1823 went back to Vt., 
in 1827 returned to Pa. and began clearing 
a new farm near his father's, where he 
lived till he sold the farm in 1864 to his 
cousin Orrin Scott and moved to Turner 
Junction, farmer and contractor (m. May 
21, 1829, Malinda, dau. of Oliver and Bet- 
sey Sherman, b. at Burlington, Pa., Nov. 
17, 1807, d. at Springfield, Pa., Aug. 16, 
1862); son of Asahel, b. at Ashford, Conn., 
July 2, 1768, d. at East Smithfield, Pa., 
Dec. 29, 1823, moved to Halifax, Vt., with 



his parents in 1781, moved to East Smith- 
field, Pa., in 1810, where he cleared the 
farm on which he lived (m. at Halifax, Vt., 
Elizabeth Peck, b. in New Hampshire, 
Aug. 29, 1772, d. at Springfield, Pa., May 
10, 1847); son of Thomas, b. 1744, d. at 
Halifax, Vt., June 3, 1802 (m. at Ashford, 
Conn., Feb. 16, 1769, Sarah Hale, who d. 
Feb. 27, 1805). Supposed to have been 
born in England, kidnapped and brought 
to America, where he was bound out for a 
term of years to reimburse the ship-owner 
for his passage. 

DIKE, SAMUEL FULLER of Bath, 
Me., b. Mar. 17, 1815, at N. Bridge- 
water, Mass., clergyman, settled over his 
present church and parish over forty-seven 
years, came to Bath June 13, 1840, preached 
first sermon next day, installed over the 
society Oct. 10, 1841, ordained in Phila. 
June 7, 1840, supt. of schools of Bath 
twenty-four years, then resigned, trustee of 
Me. Coll. of Ag. and Mech. Arts 12 years, 
then resigned, journeyed through Europe, 
Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Asia Minor, etc., 
1880, has held professorship the last twelve 
years of church history in Gen. Conv. Theo. 
School in Boston of Church of the New 
Jerusalem, grad. Brown Univ. 1838, degree 
of A. B., and in 1859 A. M., and received 
from Bowdoin Coll. degree of D. D. in 1872, 
on examining com. of Bowdoin Coll. ten 
years, member Maine Historical Society, 
vice-pres. of the society one year, also mem. 
of American Oriental Society, author of 
discourses and tracts on a variety of topics 
(m. Apr. 10, 1842, Miriam, dau. of Rev. 
Thomas Worcester, D, D., son of Noah 
Worcester, D. D., the eminent clergyman 
of the Unitarian faith); son of Samuel of 
North Bridgewater, Mass., b. there Apr. 
10, 1790, d. there Feb. 27, 1864 (m. May 28, 
1812, Betsey, dau. of Experience [Phillips] 
Burrill of Weymouth Landing, Mass.); 
son of Samuel of North Bridgewater, 
Mass., b. at Ipswich, Mass., 1749-50, d. at 
N. Bridgewater Oct. 28, 1841 (m. a lineal 
desc. of Dr. Fuller, who came in the May- 
Jloweri(i26)\ son of Samuel of Ipswich and 
later of N. Bridgewater, b. 1720-1, d. Oct. 
22, 1800 (m. Mary Perkins); son of Samuel 



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of Ipswich, now Hamilton, Mass. In Eng- 
land the name is traced to the time of 
William the Conqueror under the various 
spellings of Dike, Dyke, Dykes, Dilkes, 
etc. 

WOODRUFF, DANIEL QUIMBY of 
St. Johnsbury, Vt., b. Apr. 7, 1844, 
stove and hardware merchant with his father 
(m. Apr. 8, 1872, Mary Ella Newell, b. Feb. 
15, 1848, at Burke, Vt., sister of Daniel 
Wesley Newell of Olivet, Dak., dau. of 
Truman and Cynthia Rice [Watkins n^e 
Dunklee] Newell, son of Daniel Newell of 
Farmington, Ct., b. Sep. 16, 1755, and 
Nancy Curtis, b. Feb. 17, 1762-3, she, 
Cynthia, dau. of Stephen, b. July 18, 1765, 
in Hardwick, Mass., and Eunice, b. Sep. 
14, 1778, [Crane] Watkins of Wendell, 
Mass., he son of Darius and Rebecca 
[Weeks] Watkins of Hardwick, Mass.), 
he, D. Q. W., had a younger brother 
Halsey Scott Woodruff, b. in Burke, Vt., 
Oct. 22, 1850, d. there Aug. 22, 1851; 
sons of Horace Evans of St. Johnsbury, 
Vt., b. at Burke July 7, 1819, stove and 
hardware merchant, formerly at Burke, Lyn- 
don and Hartford, Vt., and two years in San 
Francisco (m. Nov. 6, 1842, Mary, b. at Lyn- 
don, Vt., Jan. 9, 1816, dau. of Thomas, b. at 
Ashford, Ct., Dec. 23, 1772, and Abigail, b. 
at Sandwich, N. H., Nov. 28, 1784, [Wins- 
low] Scott, son of Thomas, b. 1744, d. at 
Halifax, Vt., 1802, and Sarah, b. 1748, d. at 
Halifax 1805, [Hale] Scott of Ashford, Ct., 
she, Abigail, dau. of Samuel, b. July 28, 
1755, at Epping, N. H., and Anna, b. June 
9» I757> [Ladd] Winslow of Sandwich, N. 
H.); son of Lot Porter of Tinmouth, 
Westmore and Burke, Vt.,b. at Farming- 
ton, Conn., Feb. 14, 1779, d. at Burke 
July 25, 1831 (m. Nov. 27, 1800, Hannah 
Miller, b. Sept. 26, 1782, d. Jan. 30, 1867), 
had six children: Erastus, John Miller, 
Polly, Emily Strong, Horace, d. young, 
and Horace Evans; son of Oliver of Farm- 
ington, Conn., b. there Sept. 23, 1750 (m. 
June 18, 1770, Sarah Porter), had twelve 
children: Hannah, Cynthia, John, Rebecca, 
Sally, Lot P., Sally, Levi, Oliver, Ruth, 
Oliver and Edward; son of Joshua of 
Farmington, Conn., b. there Nov. 7, 1708, 



d. there bet. Sept. 21, 1775, and July 3, 
1776 (m. May 4, 1738, Rebecca Woodford, 
who survived him), had nine children: Sol- 
omon, Rebecca, John, Rhoda, Joshua, 
Oliver, Abijah, William and Abel; son of 
Matthew of Farmington, b. at Southing- 
ton(?). Conn., Feb. 8, 1668-9 (™- ist, Sept. 
15, 1694, Elizabeth Balding, d. Feb. 5, 
1727-8, m. 2d, June 10, 1730, Martha 
[Boyce] North, d. Apr. 23, 1751, widow 
of Thomas North), had eight children: Mat- 
thew, Sylvanus, Sarah, Timothy, Joshua, 
Abraham, Elizabeth and Aaron; son of 
Matthew of Farmington, Conn., b. 1646, 
d. in Nov., 1691 (m. June 16, 1668, Mary, 
dau. of Robert and Elizabeth [Norton] 
Plumb, m. 2d, Sarah, d. 1692, dau. of John 
North), had nine children: Matthew, Mary, 
John, Sarah, Samuel, Elizabeth, Hannah, 
Nathaniel and Joseph; son of Matthew of 
Farmington, Conn., one of the eighty- four 

proprietors there (m. Hannah ), had 

six children: John, Matthew, Hannah, 
Elizabeth, Mary and Samuel. 

BOGART, JOHN of New York city, b. 
at Albany, N, Y, Feb. 8, 1836, grad. 
Rutgers Coll. 1853, A. M. 1856, civil engi- 
neer, state engineer and surveyor of N. Y. 
State, formerly chief engineer of dept. of 
public parks of N. Y. city, chief engineer 
of Brooklyn park commission, sec. of 
Amer. Soc. of Civil Engineers, editor of its 
transactions, engineer of various public 
works (m. Nov. 2, 1870, Emma Clara, dau. 
of William Walter and Elmira [Chering- 
ton] JefFeris of Westchester, Pa., desc. 
from early Pennsylvania settlers of English 
descent); son of John Henry of New York 
city, b. at Albany Aug. 31, 1809, a mer- 
chant there and at New York (m. Apr. 8, 
1835, Eliza, dau. of John Hermans of 
Albany); son of John of Albany, N. 
Y., b. there Sept. 5, 1761, d. there May 
22, 1853, a leading citizen, owner of 
river vessels, city chamberlain, etc. (m. 
ist, Jan. 12, 1784, Cathrina Ten Broeck, 
m. 2d, Apr. 11, 1796, Christiana, dau. of 
John Vought of Duanesburgh, N. Y., an 
officer of the British army, and Mary Gran- 
din of Freehold, N. J.); son of Hendrick 
of Albany, b. there Oct. 26, 1729, d. there 



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175 



June 27, 1821, an officer of the American 
army in Revolution (m, Feb. 19, 1758, 
Barbara, dau. of Johannes and Johanna 
[Beekman] Marselis); son of Isaac of Al- 
bany, b. there Jan. 18, 1695, d. there Sept. 
15, 1770 (m. Nov. 25, 1725, Hendrikie, dau. 
of Hendrick J. and Caatje Volkert [Douw] 
Oothout); son of Jacob of Albany, b. there 
1654, d. there Apr. 3, 1725 (m. Jan., 1679, 
Jannetje, dau. of Pieter and Martje Quack- 
enbush); son of Cornells, b. in Schoender- 
woert, Holland, came to Albany before 
1640, d. there July 28, 1665 (m. Derbje 

); son of Cornells Tennis (m. Beeltje 

); son of Tennis of Schoenderwoert, 

Holland. 

HUSTED, JAMES W. of Peekskill, N. 
Y., b. October 31, 1833, lawyer, 
grad. Yale Coll., A. B. 1854, A. M. 1857, 
member of Assembly eighteen years, 
speaker five times, president of H. and C. 
W. railroad, grandmaster of F. and A. M., 
N. Y. State, major-general N. G. S. N. Y., 
comm'r of emigration, etc. (m. Dec. 21, 
1859, Helen M., dau. of Thomas D. and 
Harriet [Jordan] Southard); son of John 
W. of Bedford, N. Y.,b. at Stamford, Conn., 
Apr. 30, 1800, d. at Bedford Mar. 15, 1876, 
merchant (m. Caroline Raymond of Hugue- 
not descent); son of John of Longridge, 
Conn., b. at Stamford, Conn., Aug. i, 1773, 
d. at Longridge June 6, 1847, merchant (m. 
Rebecca Leeds). 

HOUGHTON, HENRY OSCAR of 
Cambridge, Mass., b, at Sutton, Vt., 
Apr. 30, 1823, grad. Univ. of Vermont 1846, 
A. M. of Wesleyan Univ., founder and 
senior proprietor of the Riverside Press, 
was mayor of Cambridge 1872, and has held 
several minor offices (m. Sept. 12, 1854, 
Nanna W., dau. of William Manning, d, 
at Cambridge in 1849, ^ desc. of William 
Manning of Cambridge 1650); son of 
William, b. at Bolton, Mass., Mar. 23, 1774, 
d. at Nunda, N. Y., 1863 (m. abt. 1800 
Marilla, dau, of Capt. James Clay of Put- 
ney, Vt.); son of Abraham, b. 1725, d. at 
Lyndon, Vt., 1815; son of Jacob, b. 1696; 
son of Jacob, b. 1674; son of John, b. 
1650; son of John, b. in Lancaster, Eng., 
d. 1684 (m. Beatrix ). 



WITHERBEE, FRANK SPENCER 
of Port Henry, N. Y., b. there May 
12, 1852, grad. Yale Coll. 1874, Presidential 
Elector 1888 (m. Apr. 25, 1883, Mary Rhine- 
lander, of New York city, dau. of Lispenard 
Stewart); son of Jonathan Gr. of Port 
Henry, N. Y., b. at Crown Point, N. Y., 
June 7, 1821, d. at Port Henry Aug. 25, 
1875 (m. May 13, 1846, Charlotte Spencer); 
son of Thomas of Port Henry, N. Y., b. 
at Shrewsbury, Mass., Apr. 2, 1797, d. at 
Port Henry Aug. 12, 1850 (m. Nov. 4, 1819, 
Milley Adams, desc. of Henry Adams of 
Quincy, Mass.); son of Jonathan of Brid- 
port, Vt., b. at Fitzwilliam, Mass., Mar. 3, 
1772, d. at Bridport Aug. 18, 1820 (m. Oct. 
30, 1795, Virtue Hemenway); son of Lieut. 
Thomas of Shrewsbury, Mass., b. at Graf- 
ton, Mass., Jan. i, 1747, d. at Shrewsbury 
May 8, 1828 (m. Jan. 2, 1770, Relief Hen- 
ston); son of Capt. Silas of Shrewsbury, 
b. at Marlboro, 1707, d. at Shrewsbury 
Mar. 10, 1783 (m. 1738 Thankful, dau. of 
John Keyes, 'known as the "famous 
mayor"); son of Thomas, b. June 5, 1678, 
d. Jan. 23, 1713 (m. Feb. 20, 1699, Hannah 
Wood, b. Aug. 4, 1677); son of John of 
Marlboro, Mass. (m. Sept. 18, 1670, Mary 
Howe, b. in June, 1654). The name was 
formerly Wetherby. 

HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL of 
Boston, Mass., b. at Cambridge, 
Mass., Aug. 29, 1809, grad. Harvard Univ. 
1829, M. D, in 1836, author (m. June 15, 
1840, Amelia Lee Jackson, dau. of Hon. 
Charles Jackson, one of the judges of Mass. 
Supreme Court, gr.-dau. of Jonathan Jack- 
son, U. S. marshal 1789-91, great-granddau. 
of Edward and Dorothy [Quincy] Jackson); 
son of Abiel of Cambridge, Mass., b. at 
Woodstock, Conn., Dec. 24, 1763, d. at 
Cambridge, Mass., June 4, 1837, grad. Yale 
Coll., clergyman, settled at Cambridge, 
author of Annals of America and other pub- 
lications (m. Sarah, dau. of Oliver and 
Mary [Jackson] Wendell and granddau. 
of Edward and Dorothy [Quincy] Jackson, 
and a lineal descendant of Dr. James 
Oliver, Gov. Simon Bradstreet, and Gov. 
Thomas Dudley through his dau., Ann 
[Dudley] Bradstreet, the noted poetess of 



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her day); son of David of Woodstock, 
Conn., b. there, d. there 1779, captain in 
the old French war, surgeon in the Revo- 
lutionary army (m. Temperance Bishop); 
son of David of Woodstock, Conn.; son of 
John of Woodstock, Conn., one of the 
first settlers there. 

YAN YOORHIS, JOHN S. of Belle 
Vernon, Pa., b. near Monongahela, 
Pa., grad. Washington Coll. 1844, M. D. of 
Jefferson Coll. 1847, has practiced over 
forty-one years in Belle Vernon (m. Sept. 
7, 1847, E. S. Smith, granddau. of Dr. Bela 
Smith, an early physician of western Pa., 
and of the late Hon. George Plummer, con- 
gressman from Westmoreland co., Pa., for 
nine years); son of Isaac, b. near Monon- 
gahela City, Pa., Mar. 15, 1794, d. there 
June 4, 1875 (m. May 13, 1819, Mary, d. 
Apr. 14, 1876, dau. of James Hair, who 
came from Virginia in 1806 to Washington 
CO., Pa.); son of Daniel, b. at Oyster Bay, 
N. Y., July 7, 1738, d. near Monongahela 
City, Pa., Feb. 19, 1819, master of a vessel 
during Revolution, was taken prisoner 
three times, moved to western Pa. in Oct., 
1785 (m. ist, June 7, 1764, Mrs. Sarah 
Britt, d. Sept. 15, 1779, ^- 2d, July 12, 
1780, Mary Newton, d. Oct. 31, 1789, m. 
3d, May I, 1791, Nancy Myers, d. Feb. 17, 
1840); son of Daniel of Long Island, N. 
v., b. there Dec. 17, 1701 (m, Nov. 27, 
1724, Femmyte Bennett, b. Apr. 24, 1706); 
son of Cornelius of Long Island, N. Y. 

HYDE, FREDERICK WILLIAM of 
Jamestown, N. Y., b. at Dunkirk, 
N. Y., Feb. 21, 1858, editor Jamestown 
Evening Journal; son of William Lyman 
of Jamestown, N. Y., b. at Bath, Me., Dec. 
27, 1819, grad. Bowdoin Coll. 1842, studied 
theology, settled minister in Gardiner, Me., 
1849-56, Dunkirk, N. Y., 1856-62, chap- 
lain One Hundred and Twelfth N. Y. Vols. 
1862-65, teacher at Ovid, N. Y., 1874-84 
(m. May 4, 1852, Frances Elizabeth Rice, 
granddau. of Dr. Thomas Rice, Circuit 
Court judge at Wiscasset, Me.); son of 
Henry of Bath, Me., b. at Lebanon, Conn., 
1792, d. at Bath Nov. 4, 1873, bookseller at 
Bath (m. June 8, 1818, Maria, dau. of Joseph 
Hyde of Lebanon, Conn., gt.-gr.-son of 



Samuel Hyde, b. at Norwich, Conn., 1663); 
son of Zabdiel of Lebanon, Conn., b. there 
June 4, 1762, d. at Bath, Me., May 15, 1842, 
farmer, col. of Conn, militia, member State 
Legislature, moved to Maine 1818 (m. Dec. 
8, 1785, Mary Lyman, sister of Rev. Wm. 
Lyman, D. D., of Haddom, Conn.); son 
of Maj. Elijah of Lebanon, Conn., b. at 
Norwich, Conn., Jan. 17, 1735, d. at Leb- 
anon Dec. 31, 1800, a wealthy farmer, con- 
fidential friend of Gov. Trumbull, cavalry 
officer in Revolution (m. Feb. 24, I757> 
Mary, dau. of Gershom Clark); son of 
Elijah of Lebanon, Conn., b. there 1705 
(m. Ruth Tracy). 

WILLIAMSON, JOSEPH of Belfast, 
Me., b. there Oct. 5, 1828, grad. 
Bowdoin Coll. 1849, admitted to bar 1852, 
judge Mun. Court 1853-60, city solicitor 
1875, 1886-9, ''^s. member Maine Historical 
Soc. since 1850, vice-pres. for Maine of N. 
E. Hist. Gen. Soc, corr. member Wiscon- 
sin and Vermont Historical Societies, mem- 
ber Royal Historical Soc, Eng., author of 
Maine State Reg. 1852, History of Belfast 
1877, and about forty historical and bio- 
graphical pamphlets and papers in maga- 
zines (m. Oct. 22, 1857, Ada Hortense, d. 
Mar. 19, 1872, aged thirty-seven, dau. of 
Waldo Treat Peirce of Bangor, Me., where 
he d. 1858, aged fifty-four, son of Waldo 
Peirce who came from Scituate, Mass., to 
Frankfort, Me., where he d. 1841, aged 
sixty-three), has three children: Ada Caro- 
line, Frances Williamson and Joseph Wil- 
liamson, Jr., A. B. Bowdoin Coll. 1888; 
son of Joseph of Belfast, Me., b. at Can- 
terbury, Conn., Aug. 5, 1789, d. at Belfast, 
Me., Sept. 30, 1854, grad. Univ. of Ver- 
mont 1812, Hon. A. M. of Brown Univ. 
1839, lawyer, president Maine Senate 1834 
(m. June 14, 1824, Caroline, dau. of Wm. 
Cross of Newburyport, Mass., son of Gen. 
Ralph Cross who com. Essex reg. at sur- 
render of Burgoyne 1777, son of Ralph of 
Newburyport, desc. in fourth gen. from 
Robert Cross of Ipswich, Mass., 1637); son 
of George of Canterbury, Conn., Amherst, 
Mass., Woodstock, Vt., and Bangor, Me., 
b. Jan. 15, 1754, d. Oct. 10, 1822, farmer, 
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responsibility, his eldest son, Hon. Wm. 
D. Williamson, was the historian of Maine 
(m. July 9, 1778, Mary Foster, b. Nov. 17, 
1758, dau. of Wm. and Hannah [Durkee] 
Foster, her gt.-gt.-gr.-father came from 
Exeter, Eng,, to Ipswich, Mass.); son of 
Caleb of Middleboro, Mass., and Canter- 
bury, Conn., b. at Harwich, Mass., 1715, 
d. at Canterbury Aug. 9, 1795 (m. 1737-8 
Sarah Ransom); son of George of Marsh- 
field and Middleboro, Mass., b. at Marsh- 
field abt. 1675, d. at Middleboro abt. 1744 (m. 
Mary Crisp); son of Timothy of Marshfield, 
Mass., d. July 31 or Aug. i, 1676, freeman of 
Plymouth, soldier in King Phillip's war 
1676, and supposed to have been killed at 
Bridgewater or in the swamp fight (m. June 
6, 1653, Mary, dau. of Arthur Howland, Sr., 
she m. 2d, Jan. 22, 1680, Robert Stanford). 

HILLS, WILLIAM SANFORD of Bos- 
ton, Mass., b. at Belfast, Me., July 
5, 1826 (m. Dec. 26, i860, Cornelia R., 
youngest dau. of Charles S, and Abigail F. 
Darrow of Boston); son of Joel of Boston, 
Mass., b. at Union, Me., Apr. 20, 1795, d. 
at Boston Sept. 25, 1849, resided at Belfast, 
Me., until 1831, at Bangor, Me., until 1848, 
then at Boston (m. Sept. i, 1825, Abigail, 
b. Apr. 6, 1797, d. at Newton July 3, 1884, 
dau. of Levi and Pamela Hawes of Frank- 
lin, Mass.); son of Samnel of Union, Me., 
b. at Pawtucket, R. I., Feb. 14, 1760, d. at 
Union Aug. 5, 1829 (m. Mar. 2, 1786, Abi- 
gail Child, b. at Upton, Mass., May 3, 
1756, d. at Union Feb. 7, 1837); son of 
Jabez of Wrentham, Mass.,b. there Nov. 
16, 1727, d. there Dec. 6, 1768 (m. June 9, 
1752, Margaret Fisher, b. Jan. 7, 1729, d. 
at Wrentham Sept. 12, 1771); son of Jabez 
of Wrentham, Mass., b. at Maiden, Mass., 
June 24, 1699, d. at Wrentham July 18, 
1742 (m. Jan. 31, 1726, Martha Metcalf, d. 
at Franklin Jan. 18, 1742); son of Samuel, 
b. at Maiden, Mass., Dec. 16, 1667 (m. 
Sarah ); son of Joseph, b. at Mai- 
den, Eng., 1630, d. Apr. 19, 1677 (m. in 
Nov., 1653, Hannah Smith, d. at Maiden 
July II, 1674); son of Joseph, b. at Maiden, 
Eng., 1602, d. at Newbury, Mass., Feb. 7, 
1687 (m. Rose Dunster, d. at Maiden June 
24, 1651). 

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M ORISON, NATHANIEL HOLMES 
of Baltimore, Md., educator, provost 
of the Peabody Inst, of Baltimore, b. at 
Peterborough, N. H., Dec. 14, 1815, edu- 
cated at Phillips Exeter Acad. 1833-6, grad. 
Harvard Univ. 1839, A. M. of Harvard 
Univ. i86i,LL. D. of St. John's Coll. 1871, 
conducted a large private school for girls 
in Baltimore 1839-67, provost Peabody 
Inst. 1867-89, planned its library building, 
selected the 100,000 books in its scholars' 
reference library, planned its catalogue in 
six vols., organized all other depts. of the 
institute, trustee of St. John's Coll. 1872-89, 
an original trustee of the Enoch Pratt Free 
Lib. of Bait., planned its buildings, author 
of numerous works on educational subjects 
(m. Dec. 22, 1842, Sidney Buchanan Brown, 
of Scotch-Irish descent, gr.-dau. of Patrick 
Alison, D. D., first pastor of First Presb. 
Ch. of Bait.), has six children : Frank Mori- 
son of Boston, b. Mar. 18, 1844, lawyer, 
memb. Boston Council 1886-8, Mass. Leg- 
islature 1889, Ernest Nathaniel yioxison. of 
Bait., banker, b. Nov. 14, 1848, grad. Har- 
vard Univ. 1870, Robert Brown Morison of 
Bait., dermatologist, b. Mar. 13, 1851, edu- 
cated Harvard, Gottingen and Berlin, M. D. 
of Univ. of Md. 1874, John Holmes Morison 
of Boston, lawyer, b. Jan. 21, 1856, grad. 
Harvard 1878, George Burnap Morison of 
Boston, merchant, b. May 9, i86i,grad. Har- 
vard 1883, and one daughter, also 3 brothers; 
JOHN HOPKINS Morison of Boston, 
clergyman and author, b. July 25, 1808, A. 
B. of Harvard Univ. 1831, A. M. of same 
1861, S. T. D. same 1858, pastor at Milton, 
Mass., 1846-75, editor of the Christian Reg- 
ister, etc., author numerous biographical 
and religious works (m. 1841 Emily Hurd 
Rogers of Salem, Mass.), has three children: 
George Shattuck Morison of Chicago, b. Dec. 
19, 1842, A. B. of Harvard 1863, LL. B. 
same 1866, a distinguished civil engineer, 
has built all the railroad bridges over the 
Missouri river except one, Robert Swain 
Morison of Cambridge, Mass., clergyman, 
b. Oct. 13, 1847, A. B. of Harvard 1869, S. 
T. B. same 1872, was pastor at Meadville, 
Pa., and one daughter; HORACE Mori- 
son, educator, b. Sept. 13, 1810, d. Aug. 5, 
1870, A. B. of Harvard 1837, professor of 



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mathematics in Univ. of Md. 1839, pres. of 
its academical dept. 1841-52, principal of a 
girls' school in Bait. 1856-68 (m. 1841 Mary 
Elizabeth Lord of Portsmouth, N. H.), had 
four children: Samuel Lord Morison oi New 
York, b. Oct. 28, 1851, A. B. of Harvard 
1873, merchant, and three daughters; 
JAMES Morison, physician, b. June 20, 
1818, d. at Quincy, Mass., of blood poison, 
May 20, 1882, A. B. of Harvard 1844, M. 
D. of Univ. of Md. 1846, removed to San 
Francisco 1850, professor of medicine in 
and an organizer of the Univ. of the 
Pacific 1858-63 (m. ist, 1857, Mary S. San- 
ford of Boston, m. 2d, 1867, Ellen Wheeler 
of Keene, N. H.), had two children by first 
wife: Sanford, engineer, A. B. of Harvard 
1880, and a daughter. N. H. M. was son 
of Nathaniel of Peterborough, N. H., b. 
there Oct. 9, 1779, d. at Natchez, Miss., 
Sept. I, 18 19, farmer, cotton mfgr., captain 
of an artillery company, d. of yellow fever 
on a business visit to Natchez (m. Sept. 13, 
1804, Mary Ann Hopkins, of Scotch-Irish 
descent, from Londonderry, N. H., settlers); 
son of Robert of Peterborough, N. H., b. 
at Lunenburg, Mass., Nov. 29, 1744, d. at 
Peterborough Feb. 13, 1826, farmer, dea- 
con in Presb. Ch. (m. 1773 Elizabeth 
Holmes of Scotch-Irish descent, from Lon- 
donderry, N. H., settlers); son of Capt. 
Thomas of Londonderr}- and Peterbor- 
ough, N. H., b. near Coleraine, Ireland, 
1710, d. at Peterborough, N. H., Nov. 23, 
1797, an original settler there, first capt. of 
its militia, built first mills there, came from 
Ireland 1718 (m. Oct. 2, 1739, Mary Smith 
of Scotch-Irish descent); son of John, b. 
in Ireland 1678, d. at Peterborough, N. H., 
June 14, 1776, emigrated with his brother 
in 1718 and settled at Londonderry, re- 
moved to Peterborough 1750 (m. abt. 1707 
Margaret Wallace, a brilliant woman); son 
of John, b. in Scotland i628(?), d. at Lon- 
donderry, N. H., 1736, lived near London- 
derry, Ireland, in 1689, driven with his wife 
and four small children under the walls of 
the besieged city, came to America abt. 
1720 and supposed to have died at age of 
108 (m. abt. 1675 Jane Steele of Scotch de- 
scent). The name Morison is derived 
from the Gaelic mhor — famous, strongs 



mighty — and son, and means Mor-es-son, 
More's-son, that is, son of More, the mighty 
or powerful one. It is sometimes spelled 
Moreson. The spelling, Morrison, has 
been introduced within the present century, 
apparently under the mistaken idea that 
the name is derived from Morris — a Welsh 
name with which it has no possible connec- 
tion; while the identity of their crests — 
three moors' heads — furnishes a strong 
presumption if not positive proof that the 
families of Moor, More, Moir, Muir (vari- 
ously spelled) and Morison, were closely 
connected. 

HEALD, JAMES HAMILTON of Oak 
Park, 111., b. at Chicago, 111., Sept. 
20, 1850, member firm of Howard Beye & 
Co., commission merchants (m. Oct. 27, 
1873, Sarah, dau. of John and Ann [Pike] 
Hughes, he b. near Rhuddlan Castle, Flint, 
North Wales, she b. at Neston, Chester, 
Eng., they came to America in 1849 and 
settled at New York for a few years, moved 
to Chicago 1854, moved to Austin, 111., 
1 871); son of Alexander Hamilton, b. at 
Furnace Hollow, near Litchfield, N. Y., 
July 18, 1813, d. at Oak Park, 111., Nov. 
II, 1885, mason, contractor, built many of 
the early brick buildings of Chicago, col- 
lector of town of West Chicago, collector 
of city of Chicago two terms, was cousin 
of Rufus Howard, proprietor of the How- 
ard Iron Works of Buffalo, N. Y., was 
brother of Mary Elizabeth Heald, mother 
of Edwin Drury of Wilmette, 111., who 
has prepared extensive manuscripts of the 
Heald and Drury families of America (m. 
July I, 1838, Naomi, dau. of John and 
Martha Elizabeth [King] Pope of Chatham, 
Eng.); son of Daniel of Furnace Hollow, 
near Litchfield, N. Y., b. at Acton, Mass., 
Mar. 19, 1781, d. at Chicago Nov. 16, 1846, 
moved from Acton to Minden, N. Y., thence 
to Furnace Hollow, where he built an iron 
foundry which he run many years, moved 
to Gage's Lake, 111., abt. 1838, then settled 
at Waukegan, 111., where he built many of 
the oldest brick buildings (m. Mar. 13, 1806, 
Persis, dau. of Jeremiah and Zilpha [Lom- 
bard] Howard of Western, now Warren, 
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b. there June 30, 1754, d. at Rutland, Mass., 
Apr. 23, 1814 (m. Sept. 2, 1779, Marah, 
dau. of Mark and Anna [Chamberlain] 
White of Acton, Mass.); son of Lieut. 
John of Acton, Mass., b at Chelmsford, 
Mass., Feb. 14, 1721, d. at Acton Oct. 26, 
1810, lieut. 1775 (m. July 18, 1745, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of John Barrett of Chelmsford); 
son of Dea. John of Chelmsford, Mass., 
b. there Aug. 18, 1693, d. at Acton May 
i6, 1775, deacon 1738 (m. 1715 Mary Hale, 
of that branch of the Heald family which 
changed the name to Hale); son of John 
of Chelmsford, b. there Sept. 19, 1666, d. 
there Nov. 25, 1721, lieut. 1689, selectman 
1711-15 (m. Dec. 18, 1690, Mary, dau. of 
Roger and Mary [Simonds] Chandler); son 
of Lieut. John of Concord, Mass., d. at 
Chelmsford June 17, 1689, freeman 1680, 
carpenter, farmer (m, June 10, 1661, Sarah, 
dau. of Thomas Dean of Concord, Mass.); 
son of John of Concord, Mass., d. there 
May 24, 1662, farmer, came from Berwick, 
Eng., 1635, freeman 1641 (m. Dorothy). 

DRURY, EDWIN of Wilmette, 111., b. at 
Gage's Lake, 111., Nov. 12, 1842, 
farmer, served in Rebellion 1862-5, private 
in Co. G, 96th Reg. 111. Vols., chief clerk 
in CO. clerk's office at Chicago 1871-5, is 
now in real estate and tax abstract business 
with his brother, Horace G., at Chicago, 
pres. of school board, village trustee, re- 
gent of Ouilmette council of Royal Arca- 
num at Wilmette, member G. A. R., 
assisted in preparing a history of his regi- 
ment, has compiled a very complete gene- 
alogy of the Drurys of England and Amer- 
ica and Healds of America, has brothers 
Horace Greeley Drury and Lyman Drury (m. 
Apr. 19, 1871, Hannah Augusta, dau. of 
William C. Howard, desc. of the St. Al- 
bans, Vt., Howards, while her mother's 
family of Roberts, originally Roburds, were 
supposed to be Huguenots from near New 
Milford, Conn.); son of George Albert, 
b. at Litchfield, N. Y., May 22, 1813, d. at 
Avon Centre, Lake co., 111., July 12, 1871, 
removed with his father to Genesee co., N. 
Y., abt. 1816, moved to near Elyria, O., abt. 
1831, thence to Chicago abt. 1834, walk- 
ing the whole distance, settled on a farm at 



Gage's Lake until 1864, a leading man and 
held town offices, moved to Minnesota in 
1865 for the health of one of his daugh- 
ters who died there, thence to Ironton, 
O., jeweler there, thence to Mc Henry, 
111., in furniture and undertaking business 
(m. Jan. 13, 1842, Mary Elizabeth, dau. of 
Daniel Heald, desc. of John of Concord, 
Mass., 1635); son of Jonathan of Gage's 
Lake, III., b. at Temple, N. H., Oct. 25, 
I784,d. at Gage's Lake, Jan. 13, 1862, moved 
to Litchfield, N.Y., in 1790, with his parents, 
thence to Genesee, N. Y., abt. 1816, thence 
to near Elyria, O., abt. 1831, maker of 
wooden clocks and gave up business when 
brass clocks were introduced and became 
a farmer, retired 1854 (m. abt. 1806, Sophia, 
dau. of Dea. Benj. and Sabra [Brown] Cole 
of Litchfield, N. Y.); son of Ebenezer 
of Litchfield, N. Y., b. Aug. 4, 1743, d. at 
Litchfield in Jan., 1808, farmer at Temple, 
N. H., until 1790, when he became an early 
settler of Litchfield (m. Dec. i, 1768, 
Miriam, dau. of Enos and Mary [Angler] 
Goodale of Shrewsbury, Mass.); son of 
Capt. Zedekiah of Temple, N. H., b. at 
Framingham, Mass., Apr. 30, 1716, d. at 
Temple, N. H., in Nov., 1776 or 7, black- 
smith at Sutton, Mass., 1737, removed to 
Bedford, Mass., 1739, where he bought a 
homestead, admitted to church there 1740, 
lived at Hollis, N. H., 1743-9, holding sev- 
eral town offices there, moved to Temple 
abt. 1765, marched to Saratoga and assisted 
at the capture of Burgoyne (m. ist, July 
20, 1738, Hannah Axtell, probably dau. of 
Thomas and Sarah [Baker] Axtell of Con- 
cord, Mass., m. 2d, Apr. 2, 1741, Hannah 
Wooley); son of Caleb of Framingham, 
Mass., b. there Oct. 5, 1688, d. there 1733 
(m. Oct. 10, 1706, Elizabeth, dau. of John 
Fames); son of Capt. Thomas of Framing- 
ham, Mass., b. at Boston Aug. 10, 1668, d. 
at Framingham 1723, active in town affairs, 
deputy to Gen. Court 1701, town clerk 
eleven years, selectman thirteen years, 
schoolmaster 1713, conveyancer, etc., lieut. 
1713, captain 1719 (m. Dec. 15, 1687, 
Rachel, dau. of Henry and Elizabeth 
[Moore] Rice of Sudbury, Mass.); son of 
Lieut. John of Boston, b. at Sudbury May 
2, 1646, d. at Boston in Sept., 1678, house 



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carpenter, member of Old South Church 
1672, lieut. in King Phillip's Indian war 
1675, left property valued at ;^562 15J. td., 
all in Boston (m. Mary Shrimpton); son of 
Hugh, b. in England 1616, d. at Boston in 
July, 1689, had a grant of land at Sudbury, 
Mass., 1640-1, sold his house and lot there 
1646, removed to Boston, carpenter and 
freeman there 1654, constable 1655-6, mem- 
ber of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Co. 1659, afterward its lieut. (m. ist, Lydia, 
who joined the church at Boston 1648, d. 
1675, supposed dau. of Edmund Rice, who 
came to America abt. 1638 from Barkham- 
stead in Hertfordshire, South Britain ; m. 
2d, in Oct., 1676, Mary, widow of Rev. 
Edward Fletcher of Boston). The name 
derived from the Sanskrit dhru, to be stead- 
fast, the root of the Anglo-Saxon trcow, true, 
the Latin dru, loyal, druerie, feudal truth. 
The name signifies sobriety, modesty, and 
in the Saxon language, a pearl. 

DU PONT, HENRY ALGERNON of 
Winterthur, near Wilmington, Del., b. 
at Eleutherian Mills, near that city, July 30, 
1838, grad. West Point Mil. Acad. 1861, lieut. 
of engineers, first lieut. and captain Fifth U. 
S. Art., served throughout Rebellion, brev. 
major 1864, brev. lieut. -col. 1864, president 
of Wilmington and Northern R. R. Co. 
since 1879 (m. July 15, 1874, Mary Pauline 
Foster, desc. thro' her father, Herman Ten 
Eyck Foster, from the Ten Eycks and other 
Albany families, and through her mother, 
Mary Pauline Lentilhon, form the Gerb^s 
de Tours and other French families); son of 
Henry of Eleutherian Mills, b. there Aug. 
8, 1812, grad. West Point 1833, lieut. Fourth 
U. S. Art. 1833-4, adj. -gen. and major- 
gen, of Delaware militia, manufacturer of 
gunpowder since 1850 (m. July 15, 1837, 
Louisa, dau. of William and Sarah [Wood] 
Gerhard, he, William, descended from the 
Van Ysselsteyns and Bogarts of N. Y.); 
son of Eleuthere-Ir6n6e, b. at Paris, 
France, June 24, 1771, d. at Phila., Pa.,Oct. 
31, 1834, pupil and assistant to Lavoisier, 
the celebrated chemist, supt. of gov. pow- 
der mills, took charge at outbreak of Rev- 
olution of the large publishing house estab- 
lished by his father, was at the Tuilleries 



1792, with his father, to assist in defending 
the king, came to America 1799, established 
in 1802 near Wilmington, Del., the large gun- 
powder mfgy. still in successful operation 
(m. Nov. 26, 1791, Sophie-Madeleine Dal- 
mas); son of Pierre-Samuel, b. at Paris 
Dec. 14, 1739, ^- Eleutherian Mills, Aug. 7, 
1817, author of numerous works, inspector- 
gen, of commerce, French negotiator with 
England 1783, councillor of state, sec-gen. 
of both assemblies of notables, member 
and president of constituent assembly and 
of council of ancients, sec. French prov. 
gov. on downfall of Napoleon 1814 (m. 
1st, Jan. 26, 1766, Nicole-Charlotte-Marie- 
Louise LeD6e de Rencourt, desc. of Guil- 
laume de Thoury 1450, m. 2d, Dec. 31, 1794, 
Francoise Robin, widow of Pierre Poivre); 
son of Samuel of Paris, b. 1710, d. June 
7, 1775 (m. Feb. 23, 1737, Anne-Alexandrine 
de Montchanin); son of Jean of Rouen, 
France, d. 1730 (m. Marie de la Porte); son 
of Jean of Rouen, d. 1700-13 (m. Marie, 
dau. of Nicolas du Busc); son of Abraham 
of Rouen, bought property there 1627 (m. 
Marie Cossart). 

DEXTER, ORRANDO PERRY of New 
York city, b. there Oct. 31, 1854, 
member of Christ Church, Oxford Univ., 
Eng., B. A. Oxon 1878, M. A. Oxon 1881, 
LL. B. Columbia Coll., N. Y., 1880, lawyer, 
author of "The Division of Angles" and 
"Index of Savage's Dictionary," has com- 
pleted but not published "The Richard 
Dexter Genealogy," and made many man- 
uscript collections of Fairfield, Conn., gene- 
alogies; eldest son of Henry of New York 
city since 1836, b. at W. Cambridge, Mass., 
Mar. 14, 1813 (m. Oct. 11, 1853, Lucretia 
Marquand, dau. of Orrando and Clarissa 
[Tredwell] Perry, desc. from the oldest 
families of Fairfield, Conn.); second son 
(male, line of eldest son now extinct) of 
Jonathan Marsh of Billerica, Mass., W. 
Cambridge, Mass., and New York city, b. 
at Haverhill, Mass., Mar. 24, 1775, d. at 
New York cit^ Mar. 26, 1861 (m. June 19, 
1808, Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph and Abi- 
gail [Audebert] Balch; his mother was of 
the distinguished branch of the Cushings, 
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David of Haverhill, Mass., Pembroke, 
Hampstead and Atkinson, N. H., and 
Woburn, Mass., b. at Maiden, Mass., Feb. 
i8, 1744-5, d- at Boston, Mass., Nov. 14, 
1821 (m. Aug. 27, 1767, Lydia, dau. of 
Jonathan and Elizabeth [Merrill] Marsh, 
desc. from old settlers of Haverhill and 
Newbury, Mass.); second son of Richard 
of Maiden, Mass., b. there Apr. 14, 1714, 
d. there Dec. 5, 1773 (m. Nov. 26, 1741, 
Rebecca, dau. of David and Sarah [Pope] 
Peabody); second son (eldest son's male 
line probably extinct) of Richard of Lynn 
and Maiden, Mass., b. at Maiden Nov. 6, 
1676, d. there Apr, 21, 1747 (m. Feb. 23, 
1697-8, Sarah, dau. of Joses and Judith 
[Worth] Bucknam); second son of John 
of Charlestown and Maiden, Mass., b. 1639, 
prob. in Ireland, d. at Maiden Dec. 8, 1677 

(m. Sarah ); only son of Richard of 

Charlestown and Maiden, Mass., b. 1606, 
probably in Ireland, d. at Charlestown, 
Mass., 1680, adm. townsman at Boston Feb. 

28, 1641-2 (m. Bridget ). Tradition 

says he fled from a massacre. He is prob- 
ably descended from Richard de Exeter, 
governor of Ireland 1269, and Richard de 
Exeter, chief justice of the Dublin Bench 
1307, whose descendants can be traced in 
county Meath until their name became 
finally spelled Dexter. 

METCALF, MARTIN of Battle Creek, 
Mich., b. at Paris, N. Y., Dec. 12, 
1823 (m. Jan. 6, 1857, Julia A., dau. of 
Hon. Albert Arms of Kalamazoo, Mich.); 
son of David, b. on the old Metcalf home- 
stead of Northfield Farms, Orange, Mass., 
Aug. 19, 1785. d. at Battle Creek Feb. 9, 
1871 (m. Dec. 26, 1807, Mabel, dau. of Jared 
and Mabel Tolls, she dau. of Moses, son of 
Caleb Ball of New Haven), removed from 
Orange to Paris in 1814, thence to Whites- 
town, N. Y., in 1827, thence to Battle 
Creek, Mich., in 1850, licensed Methodist 
exhorter for over forty years; son of 
Joseph, b. at Bellingham, Mass., Feb. i, 
1744, d. at Orange, Mass., Dec. 17, 1825 
(m. June 10, 1772, Patience, dau. of Daniel 
and Sarah Clark of Medfield, Mass.), mag- 
istrate, surveyor, settled first at Goshen,! 
thence to Orange, Mass.; son of Coroner^ 



John, b. at Dedham, Mass., Mar. 30, 1704, 
d. at Bellingham, Mass., Feb. 22, 1791 (m. 
1st, 1726, Mary Fisher, m. 2d, widow Abi- 
gail Fisher, d. 1804, dau. of Elisha Adams 
of Braintree, Mass.); son of "Esq." John, 
b. at Dedham, Mass., Mar. 20, 1678, d. there 
Oct. 16, 1749, a man of mark, much of the 
field surveys of New England were by him, 
and his original books of record, etc., are 
now in possession of Martin, above, and 
show that he was magistrate, arbitrator, 
tanner, farmer, merchant, hotel-keeper and 
administrator in many large interests, 
among his correspondence are preserved 
letters from John Hancock, the Adamses, 
Fisher Ames, Dr. Warren, who fell at 
Bunker Hill, Paul Revere and other Rev- 
olutionary worthies (m. three times, ist, 
Oct. 3, 1 701, Mehitable Savell), had nine- 
teen children; son of Dea. Jonathan of 
Dedham, Mass., b. there Sep. 21, 1650, d. 
there May 22, 1727, father of Rev. Joseph 
of Falmouth, Mass., deacon many years 
(m. Apr. 10, 1674, Hannah, dau. of John 
Kendrick); son of Michael, b. Aug. 20, 
1620, d. at Dedham, Mass., May 27, 1654 
(m. Apr. 12, 1644, Mary, dau. of John Fair- 
banks, Sr., of Dedham); son of Michael 
the emigrant, b* in England 1585 (m. 1616 
Sarah), came to America in ship Rose of 
Sharon and arrived at Boston, Mass., June 
20, 1637; was probably son of Rev. Leon- 
ard Metcalf of Norwich, Eng., 1616. 

GARFIELD, PAULWILLARD of 
Cleveland, O., b. Nov. 3, 1833 (m. 
May 31, 1854, Susan Jane, dau. of Samuel 
B. and Jane A. Dewey); son of Lyman of 
Troy, N. Y., b. 1791, d. 1863 (m. 1816 
Nancy, dau. of Colonel Timothy Whiting); 
son of Timothy of Fitchburg, Mass., b. 
1765, d. 1841 (m. 1789 Eunice Pond); son 
of Benjamin of Vermont, b. 1740 (m. 1764 
Lucy Chase); son of Benjamin of Water- 
town, Mass., b. 1715, d. 1756 (m. 1739 Abi- 
gail Harrington), killed by the Indians; son 
of Samuel of Watertown, b. 1692; son of 
Benjamin of Watertown, b. 1643, d. 1717 
(m. ist, 1673, Mehitable Hawkins, m. 2d, 
1677, Elizabeth Bridge), captain of militia, 
mem. of General Court eleven times; son 
of Edward of Watertown, d. April 16, 1661 ; 



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son of Edward of Chester, England, who 
came to America with colonists under Gov- 
ernor Winthrop June 30, 1630, and is said 
to have been descended from the Garfields 
of Teddington, Middlesex, England. 

LOSSING, BENSON JOHN of The 
Ridge, near Dover Plains, N. Y.,b. 
at Beekman, N. Y., author and artist, 
learned trade of watch-maker and jeweler, 
at the age of twenty-three became associate 
proprietor and editor of the Poughkeepsie 
Telegraph, a weekly newspaper, and the 
Poughkeepsie Casket, a semi-monthly liter- 
ary periodical, removed to New York 1838, 
wood engraver there thirty years, mean- 
while engaged in literary labor, edited and 
illustrated the Family Magazine 1838-40, 
the first fully illustrated periodical in Amer- 
ica, issued Outline History of the Fine Arts 
1840, it was the beginning of a series of his 
forty-two different works, large and small, 
on American history and biography, his 
Pictorial Field Book of A?n. Revolution, 
Cyclopedia of U. S. History and Our Coun- 
try are his larger works, and his latest is 
Hours with Living Men and Women of the 
Revolution: a Pilgrimage, 1889, has anno- 
tated Custis* Recollections of Washington 
and Washington^ s Diaries, and edited for 
three years The Amer. Historical Record, A. 
M. of Hamilton Coll. 1855, of Columbia 
Coll. 1870, LL. D. of Univ. of Mich. 1873, 
member of sixteen literary and historical 
societies (m. ist, June 18, 1833, Alice, d. 
Apr., 1855, dau. of Thomas Barritt of Eng. 
who came to America abt. 1800 [and m. 
at Poughkeepsie, Mary Henderson], m. 2d, 
Nov. 18, 1856, Helen, dau. of Nehemiah 
Sweet, desc. of Thomas Sweet, who came 
early from England and settled at Boston, 
and desc. of the early Rhode Island 
Caseys); son of John of Beekman, N. Y., 
b. there Dec. 17, 1768, d. there Dec. 15, 
1813, farmer (m. Jan. 23, 1793, Miriam, dau. 
of Samuel Dorland, farmer and blacksmith, 
who came to Beekman, N. Y., from Long 
Island, desc. of Lawrence Jansen Dorland, 
who came from Holstein to New Amster- 
dam 1663); son of Nicholas of Beekman, 
N. Y., b. there Sep. 27, 1738, d. there Sep. 
9, 1827, soldier in Revolution (m. Oct., 



I759> Christina Woolweaver of Holland 
descent); son of Peter of Beekman, N. Y., 
b. at Fishkill, N. Y., 1701, d. at Beekman 
1756 (m. 1730 Anna Maria Emigh of Dutch 
descent); son of Peter of Beekman, b. at 
Albany, N. Y., abt. 1673, d. at Beekman 
abt. 1713, moved from Albany abt. 1699, 
bought a tract of land of the Indians north 
of Wappinger's Creek in Duchess co. ex- 
tending four miles on Hudson river 1701 
(m. abt. 1700 Katrina Emigh, whose father 
was of Holstein); son of Pieterse Lassingh, 
b. at Amsterdam, Holland, abt. 1620, d. at 
Albany, N. Y., 1695, came from Holland 
to Albany abt. 1658, a leading brewer at 
Albany and sold one-half his interest in 
1678 to Sybrant Goosen Van Schaick for 
300 beaver skins, about $350. 

HEMENWAY, ABBY MARIA of 
Chicago, 111., b. at Ludlow, Vt., origi- 
nator, sole editor and leading publisher of 
the Vermont Historical Gazetteer, 1858-1888, 
six vols., author of various publications, 
the first woman to receive State recognition 
and legislative aid for any work; daughter 
of Daniel Sheffield of Ludlow, Vt., b. at 
Springfield, Mass., Jan. 21, 1796, d. at Bran- 
don, Vt., Aug. 31, 1869, soldier in war of 
i8i2, served in two battles, was one of the 
forty soldiers who subscribed for the map 
of Brown's Camp, N. Y. (m. Abigail Dana, 
gr.-dau. John Barton, who came from Eng. 
in colonial times and served in the Revo- 
lution and m. Abigail Dana); son of Jacob, 
an early settler of Springfield and Ludlow, 
Vt., d. at Ludlow from a fall in his barn (m. 
abt. 1795, Hannah, dau. of Daniel Sheffield, 
son of Daniel Sheffield of Rhode Island). 

PETERSON, THOMAS of Philadelphia, 
Pa., b. there in Sep., 1835, member of 
firm of T. B. Peterson & Brothers, publish- 
ers and booksellers (m. Oct. 10, i860, Mary 
A. Conover, a descendant of the Van Cou- 
wenhovens, early settlers on the Raritan 
river near New Brunswick, N. J.); son of 
Thomas of Philadelphia, Pa., b. in Atlan- 
tic CO., N. J., Oct. 5, 1791, d. at Philadel- 
phia Feb. 25, 1854 (m. July 8, 1813, Eliza- 
beth Jacobs, whose father built the cele- 
brated long wharf at Boston, Mass. , and both 
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Tea Party, her mother was a Snelling, de- 
scended from the early Massachusetts 
family of that name); Thomas is a de- 
scendant of Erick Peterson, a university 
student and graduate of music, the arts, 
medicine and literature, landed on Dela- 
ware river in 1638 fron Sweden. His grand- 
father was Lawrence Peterson, who trans- 
lated, with the aid of his brother Oolof, the 
Bible into the Swedish tongue and was 
archbishop of Sweden. 

HAMMOND, ISAAC WEARE of Con- 
cord, N. H., b. at Gilsum, N. H., 
July 9, 1 83 1, editor New Hampshire State 
Papers, seven vols., librarian New Hamp. 
Historical Society and member pub. com- 
mittee, editor vol. 9 of its collections, 
served three years in Fifth Reg. N. H. Vols, 
in Civil war, pensioned, deputy U. S. mar- 
shal for taking census 1870, member N. H. 
Const. Conv. 1876, dep. sec. of State of N. 
H. 1877-87, commander post 2 G. A. R., 
sec. N. H. Coll. of Electors 1884, vice-pres. 
Mfgrs. and. Mchts. Ins. Co., M. A. of 
Dartmouth Coll. 1883 (m. Mar. i6, 1863, 
Martha W. Kimball, desc. of Capt. Phine- 
has Kimball, a Rev. soldier); son of Otis 
G. of Gilsum, N. H., b. there Mar. 2, 1810, 
d. there Apr. 22, 1849, farmer, successful 
school teacher, supt. of schools, held other 
town offices, temperance lecturer (m. May 
2, 1829, Eunice Hathorne, dau. of Elijah 
and Anna [Hathorne] Ware, he b. Mar. 9, 
1769, son of Ziba, b. Dec. 13, 1744, son of 
Eleazer, b. Nov. 11, 1701, she desc. of the 
Salem, Mass., family of Hathornes who 
were the ancestors of the novelist Nathaniel 
Hawthorne); son of Josiah of Gilsum, N. H., 
b. at Swanzey, N. H., Mar. 28, 1775, d. at Gil- 
sum Aug. 15, 1851, farmer, school teacher, 
rep. in State Legislature, supt. of schools, 
tythingman, town clerk sixteen years, town 
treasurer, etc., was six ft. two in. tall and 
weighed 340 lbs. when aged 70 (m. Nov. 28, 
1799, Mehitabel, b. June i, 1778, dau. of 
Ebenezer Bill of Gilsum, b. Jan. 19, 175 1, 
son of Samuel of Groton, Ct., b. Sep. 25, 
1719, son of Ebenezer, b. 1696, son of Sam- 
uel, b. 1665, son of Philip, b. 1620, son of 
John who came to America 1635. son of 
John Bill of Much Wenlock, Eng., bp. 



1576); son of Aaron of Swanzey, N. H., 
b. there Oct. 7, 1742, d. at Gilsum Apr. 7, 
r8i8, soldier in Revolution, rep. to Gen. 
Court, deacon, held various town offices, 
farmer (m. Apr. 28, 1771, Rachel Wood- 
ward of Swanzey); son of Tliomas of Swan- 
zey, N. H., b. at Littleton(?), Mass., d. at 
Swanzey, N. H., moved there abt. 1735 and 
a leading man there, was brother to Lieut. - 
Col. Joseph Hammond of the Revolution; 
son of Nathaniel of Littleton, Mass., and 
Swanzey, N. H., bp. July 25, 1697, d. at 
Swanzey, was the first settler there, ob- 
tained grant of the township; son of 
Thomas, Jr., b. July 11, 1656; son of 
Thomas, b. at Watertown, Mass.; son of 
William of Watertown, who came from 
Lavenham, Eng., prior to 1635 and d. at 
Watertown Oct. 5, 1662, aged 94; son of 
Thomas of Lavenham, Eng. 

SMITH, HOWARD DANIEL of Nor- 
way. Me., b. at Oxford, Me., educated 
at Norway Liberal Institute, cashier of Nor- 
way Nat. Bank since Jan. i, 1875 (m. Sep. 
22, 1869, Mary Cole Whitman, dau. of 
Elhanan Whitman of Woodstock, Me., and 
has five children); son of Sebastian of 
Oxford, Me., b. at Norway, Me., Feb. i, 
1819, was member of State board of agri- 
culture, treasurer of Maine State Grange 
eight years (m. Nov. 16, 1843, Nancy M. 
Mixer of Oxford, Me., dau. of Joseph and 
Nancy [Fay] Mixer of Ipswich, Mass.); 
son of Daniel of Norway, Me., b. at New 
Gloucester, Me., Jan. 27, 1775, d. at Oxford, 
Me., July 20, 1870, shoe manufacturer, 
farmer, held several town offices (m. Dec. 
2, 1798, Susan Bennett, and had six chil- 
dren); son of Josiah of New Gloucester, 
Me., b. at Beverly, Mass., Apr. 7, 1736, d. at 
Paris, Me., soldier in old French war, was 
on com. of safety (m. Sep. 29, 1760, Esther, 
dau. of Joshua and Deliverance [Giddings] 
Pool of Gloucester, Mass., and had nine 
children); son of Jonathan of Beverly, 
Mass., b. there, bp. Aug. 12, 1697, d. there 
Apr. II, 1751, wheelwright (m. Apr. 4, 
1723, Rebecca, dau. of Gabriel and Mercy 
Wood), had ten children; son of Hazadiah 
of Beverly, Mass., b. at Woolwich, Me., 
1657, d. at Beverly June 21, 1735, large real 



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estate owner and influential man, officer in 
war with Canada 1690 (m. May 27, 1684, 
Hannah, dau. of John and Sarah [Barney] 
Grover of Beverly, Mass.), had eight chil- 
dren; son of James, d. at Woolwich, Me., 
abt. 1660, bought of the Indians a large 
portion of the present town of Woolwich in 
1648, his widow Elizabeth afterward mar- 
ried Richard Hammond and in Aug., 1676, 
the Indians made a raid, killing Hammond 
and taking the family prisoners. The two 
boys, James and Hazadiah, escaped to Mas- 
sachusetts and settled respectively at Salem 
and Beverly. 

HINCKLEY, ABEL SHEPARD of 
Geneva, N. Y. (m. ist, Oct. 20, 1847, 
Jane, dau. of Henry C. Southwick, printer 
and publisher, of the firm of Solomon and 
Henry C. Southwick of Albany, m. 2d, 
Mar. 16, 1870, Mary E., dau. of Ezekiel and 
Elizabeth [Coventry] Butler, see page 7); 
son of James of Walworth, N. Y., b. at 
Stonington, Ct., Apr. 15, 1787, d. at Wal- 
worth June 7, 1870, farmer (m. ist, Lefa, 
dau. of David Dalrymple, captain in Wash- 
ington's army, m. 2d, Angeline Hoyt, m. 
3d, Mrs. Achsa Johnson Pierce), had seven 
children, three by ist m. and four by 2d, 
viz.: Mary, Abel Shepard, William, Char- 
lotte, La Fayette, Darius and Ezra; son of 
Nathan of Ontario, N. Y., b. at Stoning- 
ton, Ct., Feb. 23, 1748, d. at Ontario Feb. 
23, 1814, moved there about 1800 (m. Mary 
Babcock of Stonington); son of Samuel of 
Barnstable, Mass., b. there Mar, 4, 1706, d. 
at Stonington Nov. 9, 1763 (m. ist, Jan. 22, 
1730, Zeuriah Breed, d. June 14, 1731, m. 
2d, Dec. 30, 1736, Mary Wyatt, d. June 17, 
1806, aged 89); son of Samuel of Stoning- 
ton, Ct., b. at Barnstable Feb. 2, 1670-1, d. 
at Stonington Aug. 16, 1751; son of John 
of Barnstable, b. there May 24, 1644, d. 
there Dec. 7, 1709 (m. ist, Bethiah Lathrop, 
d. July 10, 1697, m. 2d, Nov. 24, 1697, 
Mary Goodspeed); son of Samuel, b. abt. 
1595, d. at Barnstable Oct. 31, 1662, came 
from Tenterden, Eng., in 1635 and settled 
at Scituate, Mass., moved to Barnstable 
1640 with his family (m. ist, in England, 
Sarah who d. Aug. 18, 1656, m. 2d, Bridget, 
widow of Robert Bodfish). 



NELSON, RENSSELAER R. of St. Paul, 
Minn., b. at Cooperstown, N. Y., 
May 12, 1826, grad. Yale Coll. 1846, moved 
to St. Paul 1850, associate justice of 
Supreme Court of Minnesota 1857-8, U. S. 
district judge since 1858 (m. Nov. 3, 1858, 
Emma F. Wright, nee Beebee, dau. of 
Washington T. and Sarah A. [Fuller] Bee- 
bee, he son of Levi Beebee of Connecticut); 
son of Samuel of Cooperstown, N. Y., b. 
at Hebron, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1792, d. at 
Cooperstown Dec. 14, 1873, grad. Middle- 
bury, Vt., Coll., member Const. Conv. N. 
Y. State 1821 and 1846, State Circuit judge 
1822-31, associate judge of N. Y. Supreme 
Court 1831-6, chief justice same 1836-45, 
assoc. justice Sup. Ct. of U. S. 1845-72, 
then retired, LL. D. of Middlebury and 
Geneva Colleges (m. Apr., 1825, Catharine 
Ann, only dau. of Dr. John and Elizabeth 
[Williams] Russell, he b. at Salem, N. Y., 
1772, in Congress two terms, desc. of John 
Russell, who came to America 1635 and 
settled at Cambridge, Mass., a member of 
the colonial legislature, she, Elizabeth, 
second dau. of Rensselaer and Catharine 
[Longfield] Williams of Trenton, N. J., he, 
R. W., son of Richard and Elizabeth 
[Blood] Williams, she, E. B., dau. of Ed- 
mund Blood, son of Thomas, son of the 
famous Col. Thomas Blood [friend of King 
Charles 2d of England], b. 1628, m. Miss 
Holdcroft and d. Aug. 24, 1680, son of 
Thomas, third son of Edmund Blood, b. 
1595, son of Edmund of Duffield, Eng., 
member of Parliament in 1613); son of 
John Rogers of Hebron, N. Y., b. in Bal- 
libay, co. Monaghan, Ireland, 1762, d. at 
Hebron, N. Y., 1820 (m. Jean M'Arthur); 
son of John of Washington, N. Y., b. in 
Ballibay, Ireland, d. at Hebron, N. Y., 
came from Ireland in 1764 with his pastor. 
Rev. Thomas Clark, and settled at the 
headwaters of the Hudson river in 1765, 
where he cultivated a farm. 

DE FOREST, JOHN W. of New Haven, 
Ct., b. at Seymour, Ct., served in 
volunteer army over six years as captain of 
infantry, aid on staff of Nineteenth Corps, 
adj. -gen. of Invalid Corps and chief of 
Freedmen's Bureau District, present in 



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sieges, assaults, battles and skirmishes un- 
der Banks and Sheridan, in all forty-six 
days under fire, passed eight years abroad, 
published two books of travel, also ten 
novels and many magazine articles, tales 
and verses (m. June 5, 1856, Harriet S., 
dau. of Charles U. Shepard, prof, of chem- 
istry at Med. Coll., Charleston, S. C, and 
first cousin on mother's side to Ralph 
Waldo Emerson), has one child: Louis S. 
De Forest, A. B. of Yale, M. D. of Jena and 
student at Gottingen, Berlin and Vienna; 
had three brothers : George F., grad. Yale, 
banker, b. Sep. 14, 1812, d. Sep. 16, 1883, 
Henry A., grad. Yale, physician, missionary 
to Syria, b. May 15, 1814, d. Nov. 24, 1858, 
Andrew W., merchant, b. Feb. 23, 1817; 
son of John H., b. at Huntington, Ct., 
Apr. 10, 1776, d. at Seymour, Ct., Feb. 12, 
1839, merchant at Bridgeport, Ct., in early 
life with elder brother David C, then su- 
percargo in foreign trade and merchant at 
Watertown, Ct., after 1820 was cotton mfgr. 
at Seymour, Ct. (m. Dec. 5, 1811, Dotha, 
dau. of Elijah Woodward of Watertown, 
Ct. , desc. of Henry who came to Dorches- 
ter, Mass., abt. 1636); son of Benjamin of 
Huntington, Ct., b. there Dec. 28, 1749, d. 
there Aug. i, 1784 (m. Mehitable, dau. of 
Hezekiah Curtis of Stratford, Ct., grandson 
of William of Stratford 1639); son of Ben- 
jamin of Huntington, Ct., b. at Stratford 
May 18, 1716, d. at Huntington Apr. 17, 
1780 (m. Apr., 1744, Esther, dau. of Thomas 
and Sarah [Deming] Beardsley of Stratford, 
granddau. of Wm. Beardsley of Stratford- 
on-Avon, who came in 1635 and settled at 
Stratford, Ct., in 1637), the Lockwood De 
Forest family of N. Y. descends from an 
older brother Samuel; son of David, b. at 
New York city, bp. Sep. 7, 1669, d. at 
Stratford Apr. 20, 1721, moved there 1693-6 
(m. 1696 Martha, dau. of Samuel Blagge, 
merchant of Stratford, granddau. of Capt. 
Benj. Blagge of New York); son of Isaac, 
b. at Leyden, Holland, bp. July 10, 1616, 
d. at New Amsterdam 1674, left Le)'den 
for New Amsterdam Oct. i, 1636 (with his 
elder brother Henry who d. at Harlem July 
26, 1637), tobacco planter at Harlem, then 
hop planter and brewer at New Amster- 
dam, magistrate, alderman, great burgher 
24 



of the colony, a wealthy and notable citizen 
(m. June 9, 1641, Sarah, dau. of Philip and 
Susannah [de Chinay] du Trieux, Walloons 
of the emigration of 1623); son of Jesse, 
b. at Avesnes, France, abt. 1575, d. in New 
Netherlands abt. 1625, merchant in cloth at 
Sedan and at Moncornet in Picardy 1601-7, 
then merchant-dyer at Moncornet, later a 
dyer in Holland, sought to found a Walloon 
protestant colony in Virginia in 1621, but 
his terms were rejected by the Virginia Co., 
he then applied to the Dutch government 
and on Aug. 27, 1622, was commissioned 
to enroll colonists and families for settle- 
ment in America, the first ship sailed in 
Mar,, 1623, planting New Amsterdam and 
Ft. Orange (Albany), later in the same year 
he followed in another ship (m. Sep. 23, 
1601, Marie, dau. of Nicaise du Cloux, 
merchant at Sedan); son of Jean (John), b. 
at Avesnes abt. 1543-5, d. at Amsterdam(?) 
prior to 1622, merchant in cloth, removed 
to Sedan 1587-98 (m. abt. 1570 Anne Mail- 
lard, probably dau. of Michel Maillard, 
mayor of the weaver's quarter of Avesnes 
1572); son of Melchior of Avesnes, France, 
b. there 1500-10, d. there between Mar. 17, 
1571, and Jan. 28, 1572, alderman, mer- 
chant, purchaser of rentals of land and 
land-owner (m. Apr. 4, 1533, Katherine, 
dau. of Antoine and Isabelle [Rostiau] du 
Fosset of Mons, of a gentry family. 

HONEYMAN, ABRAHAM VAN 
DOREN of Somerville, N. J., b. at 
New Germantown, N. J., Nov. 12, 1849, 
studied law in office of Hon. H. D. Max- 
well of Easton, Pa., adm. to bar 1870, prac- 
ticed in Somerville, N. J., until 1876, editor 
of Our Home 1873, Somerset Gazette 1876-82, 
Unionist- Gazette since 1882, author Honey- 
man's Practice and Precedents and other law 
books (m. Aug. 3, 1875, Julia E., dau. of 
Augustine Regerof Somerville); son of Dr. 
John of New Germantown, N. J., b. there 
Feb. 22, 1798, d. there Jan. 2, 1874, 
grad. Middlebury, Vt., Coll., practiced 
medicine at New Germantown fifty years, 
a leader in the Washingtonian temperance 
movement 1833-48 (m. 1831 Elizabeth S., 
dau. of Judge Peter S. Nevius of Somerset 
CO., desc. of Johannes, who was settled in 



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New York prior to 1653); son of James of 
New Germantown, N. J.,b. at Pottersville, 
N. J., May 26, 1776, d. at New German- 
town July 23, 1824, local musician and inn- 
keeper (m. Mar. 29, 1797, Mary Miller, d. 
1869, aged 90, related to Dr. Samuel Miller 
of Princeton Coll.); son of John of Pot- 
tersville, N. J., b. at Armagh, Ireland, 1727, 
d. at Pottersville 1822, came to America in 
1758 in English frigate Boyne as soldier 
with Wolfe and Abercrombie, saved Wolfe's 
life while crossing, was with him at Quebec, 
at close of war settled in Philadelphia, 
moved to Griggstown, N. J., 1776, became 
a spy at Ft. Lee under Washington, and 
gave him facts on which Trenton was cap- 
tured, moved to Pottersville abt. 1786 (m. 
ist,atPhila.,abt. 1770, Mary Henry, an Irish 
girl from Colerain, d. 1800, m. 2d, Eliza- 
beth Burrows, n^e Estel, of Harlingen, N. 
J.), had seven children; son of John of 
Scotland. 

CLEVELAND, EDMUND JANES of 
Hartford, Ct., b. at Elizabeth, N. J., 
Nov. 25, 1842, member of the N. E. Hist. 
Gen. Soc, N. J. Hist. Soc, Conn. Hist. 
Soc, is compiling the Cleveland Genealogy 
(m. Dec. 20, 1866, Sarah Elizabeth, dau. of 
Isaac A. and Elizabeth M. [Way] Bragaw, 
desc. of Bourgon Broucard of Bushwick, 
L. I., 1684, and of Henry Way of Dorches- 
ter, Mass., 1630); third son of Joseph of 
Elizabeth, N. J., b. June 11, 1813, d. July 
22, 1873 (m. 1st, Dec. 6, 1837, Phebe Ann, 
dau. of Major and Rhoda [Connet] Den- 
man, m. 2d, June 4, 1850, Harriet C, dau. 
of Calvin and Eleanor [Lewis] Denman); 
second son of Benjamin Norton of Eliza- 
bethtown, N. J.,b. there Feb. 14, 1781, d. 
there Mar. 25, 1857 (m. Dec. 26, 1802, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Joseph and Abigail [Bonnell] 
Gibbs); second son of Benjamin Norton 
of Elizabethtown, N. J., b. at Southold, N. 
Y., June 10, 1736, d. at Elizabethtown Nov. 
25-6, 1781 (m. ist, abt. 1761, Mary(?), widow 
Jonathan(?) Nicholas, m. 2d, 1780, Joanna); 
2nd son of Ichabod of Southold, N. Y., b. 
there June 25, 1695, d. there Mar. 17 or 24, 
1768 (m. Feb. 18, 1716, Anne, dau. of Benj. 
and Abigail [Horton] Moore, she desc. of 
Barnabas Horton of Southold 1640); 5th son 



of Moses, b. at Woburn, Mass., Sep. i, 1651. 
d. at Southold, N. Y., prior to July 16, 1718 
(m. Oct. 4, 1676, Ruth, dau. of Nicholas 
and Elizabeth Norton of Weymouth, Mass.); 
eldest son of Moses of Woburn, d. Jan. g, 
1701-2, came to Massachusetts in 1635 (m. 
Sep. 26, 1648, Anne Winn); supposed to be 
son of a conjectured Samuel, who it is 
supposed was brother to Thomas, vicar of 
Hinckley; son of WiUiam, who removed 
from York to Hinckley in Leicestershire, 
Eng., where he was buried, a very aged 
man, Jan. 17, 1630, who apparently de- 
scended from William, sheriff of York 
1456; who is supposed to be son of John, 
citizen of York 1403; a supposed descend- 
ant of John de Cliveland ; son of Robert 
de Cliveland ; son of Peter de Cliveland 
of Ormesby CO., Ebor i2i5(?)or i294-5(?); a 
son of Robert de Cleiveland of Ormesby; 
a son of Robert de Cleiveland, gave to 
Whitby Abbey land in Ormesby; son of 
Uctred de Cliveland, who before 11 19 
gave land to Gisborough Priory in Cleve- 
land, North Riding of Yorkshire, Eng.; 
son of Thorkil de Cliveland, who lived 
at or soon after the Norman Conquest, 
1066, A. D. 

BALLARD, HARLAN H. of Pittsfield, 
Mass., b. at Athens, O., May 26, 1853, 
grad. Williams Coll. 1874, founded the 
Agassiz Association in 1875, editor of 
The Swiss Cross, librarian of Berkshire 
Atheneum, Pittsfield, Mass. (m. Aug. 20, 
1879, Lucy Bishop, dau. of John Pike of 
Newburyport and Lucy, dau. of Henry W. 
Bishop of Lenox, Mass.); son of Addison 
of Easton, Pa., b. at Framingham, Mass., 
Oct. 18, 1822, class of '42 of Williams Coll., 
prof, of Latin in Ohio Univ., called thence 
to chair of rhetoric in Williams Coll., thence 
to math., astron. and nat. phil. at Marietta, 
thence to pastorate of Cong. Church at 
Williamstown, Mass., thence to First Cong. 
Church at Detroit, Mich., in June, 1874, to 
chair of Greek and Latin, later to chair of 
moral phil. in Lafayette Coll., where he 
now is, D. D. Williams Coll., hon. memb. 
London Soc. Science, Letters and Art (m. 
Aug. 7, 1851, Julia Perkins, b. at Athens, 
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[Perkins] Pratt, he desc. of John Pratt, 
early of Hartford, she dau. of Dr. Eliphalet 
and Lydia [Fitch] Perkins); son of John 
of Athens, O., b. at Charlemont, Mass., 
Oct. I, 1790, d. Aug. 23, 1880 (m. 1816 
Pamelia, b. Apr. 5, 1793, dau. of Joseph 
Bennett, b. 1752, d. Feb. 12, 1816, and 
Mary, dau. of Nathaniel Swift, desc. of 
Thomas, b. 1600); son of Capt. William 
of Lancaster, Mass., b. there Mar. 23, 1764, 
d. there May 25, 1842 {m. Mar. 19, 1787, 
Elizabeth, b. Feb. 14, 1769, dau. of Jona- 
than and Mary [Wyman] Whitney); son of 
Josiall of Lancaster, Mass., b. at Andover, 
Mass., 1721, d. at Lancaster Aug. 6, 1799 
(m. 1744 Sarah Carter); son of Josiah of 
Andover, Mass., b. there 1702, d. there 
1780 (m, 1721, Mary, dau. of Thomas Chand- 
ler, son of William, b. in Eng. 1636); son 
of Joseph, b. 1667 (m. 1698 Rebecca John- 
son); son of Joseph of Andover (m. ist, 
1666, Elizabeth Phelps, d. July 27, 1692, m. 
2d, Nov. 15, 1692, widow Rebecca Home); 
son of William, b. in England 1603, came 
in the ship James from London 1635 with 
wife Elizabeth, and d. at Andover 1689. 

NEWELL, CHARLES STARK of 
Goshen, N. Y., b. at Cambridge, 
Mass., May 4, 1844, secretary (m. July 27, 
1870, Mary Louisa, only dau. of Charles 
Sidney Jones Goodrich, M. D., son of Rev. 
Charles Goodrich of Penn Yan, N. Y., son 
of Judge Charles Goodrich, an early settler 
of Pittsfield, Mass., grad. Williams Coll. 
1827, surgeon, first health officer of Troy, 
N. Y., afterward same of Brooklyn 1845, 
U. S. consul to Lyons, France, 1852, sur- 
geon of One Hundred and Second Reg. N. 
Y. Vols., desc. of William Goodrich of 
Suffolk CO., Eng.); JOHN STARK NEW- 
ELL, commander of U. S. navy; WILLIAM 
CRABB NEWELL of Boston; sons of 
Charles Stark of New York city, b. at 
Boston, Mass., Aug. 19, 1814, d. at N. Y. 
Dec. 7, 1876, lawyer, grad. Harvard Coll. 
1834, in Mass. Legislature 1851-2, served 
in Civil war 1861-3 on staff of Gen. A. Von 
Steinwehr (m. July 19, 1843, Alice Jane, 
dau. of Wm. and Mary [Todd] Crabb, she, 
Mary, dau. of James and Alice [Poultney] 
Todd, he first cashier of Phila. Bank, she 



b. at Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 22, 1768, d. at 
Phila. Feb. 26, 1867, aged ninety-nine, dau. 
of Thomas Poultney who came from Lon- 
don, Eng., in 1730); son of Samuel of Bos- 
ton, b. at Stow, Mass., May 3, 1783, d. at 
Lawrence, Mass., Jan. 11, 1853, grad. Har- 
vard Coll., East India merchant of Boston, 
afterward postmaster at Cambridge, Mass., 
during Jackson's administration, then re- 
tired (m. Nov. 25, 1810, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Major Caleb Stark, eldest son of Gen. John 
Stark, both of Revolutionary fame). 

POPE, FRANKLIN LEONARD of 
Elizabeth, N. J., b. at Great Barrington, 
Mass., Dec. 2, 1840, telegraph operator there 
and at Springfield and Providence 1857-62, 
asst. engineer Am. Tel. Co., New York 
1862-4, and of Russo-Amer. Tel. Co., 1864-6, 
made exploration of region at sources of the 
Skeena, Stickeen and Yukon rivers, pat- 
ented m.any inventions in telegraphy, elec- 
tric signalling, etc., written many scientific 
and historical papers (m. Aug. 6, 1873, 
Sarah Amelia, dau. of Capt. Marquis Fay- 
ette and Hannah [Williams] Dickinson of 
Amherst, Mass., desc. of Nathaniel Dickin- 
son of Wethersfield, Ct., and founder of 
Hadley, Mass.); son of Ebenezer of Great 
Barrington, Mass., b. at Alford, Mass., Oct. 
22, 1801, d. in Union tp., N. J., Dec. 12, 
1878, blacksmith, farmer, removed there 
1867 (m. Jan. 27, 1840, Electa Leonard, b. 
Dec. 19, 1803, d. Feb. 27, 1878, dau. of 
Wm. and Mary [Leonard] Wainwright of 
G. Barrington, desc. of the Wallingford, 
Ct., family); son of Ebenezer of Gt. Bar- 
rington, b. at Voluntown, Ct., Apr. 3, 1772, 
d. at W. Stockbridge, Mass., Mar. 8, 1841, 
was of Alford, Mass., 1795-1809, had small 
iron works [with Benj. Sibley, father of late 
. Hon. Hiram Sibley of Rochester, N. Y.], 
removed to Gt. Barrington in 1809, rep. in 
Mass. Legislature 1824-5, capt. of militia 
(m. ist, Dec. 17, 1800, Keziah Willard, m. 
2d, her sister Rhoda, both desc. of Simon 
Willard of Concord, Mass., m. 3d, Mrs. 
Zady [Prindle] Toby); son of Seth of 
Voluntown, Ct., b. at Sandwich, Mass., 
Apr. 19, 1731, d. at Voluntown, Ct., Sep., 
1774, farmer (m. abt. 1750, Martha, dau. of 
Ebenezer and Lydia [Lothrop] Bacon of 



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Lebanon, Ct.); son of Setll of Sandwich, 
Mass., b. there Jan. 3, 1701, d. at Volun- 
tovvn 1769 (m. June 22, 1719, Jerusha, dau. 
of Gershom and Mehitabel [Fish] Tobey); 
son of John of Sandwich, b. Oct. 23, 1675, 
d. there Nov. 18, 1725 (m. ist, abt. 1699, 
Elizabeth Bourne, m. 2d, Oct. 3, 1717, Ex- 
perience [Hamblen] Jenkins); son of Seth 
of Dartmouth, Mass., b. at Plymouth Jan. 
13, 1648, d. at Dartmouth Mar. 17, 1727, a 
wealthy merchant (m. Deborah, dau. of 
Ezra and Eliz. [Burge] Perry); son of 
Thomas of Plymouth, b. in Eng. 1608, d. 
at Dartmouth Mar. 4, 1683, came to Ply- 
mouth abt. 1631. 

NEGLEY, WILLIAM BACKHOUSE 
of Pittsburgh, Pa., b. there June 5, 
1828, grad. Law dept. Princeton Univ. 
1849, adm. to bar 1849, major on staff of 
Gen. James S. Negley in Civil war 1861, 
member of the city councils 1871-83, pres. 
of lower branch 1873-9, delegate from Gen. 
Assemb. of Presb. Ch. in U. S. to Gen. 
Alliance at Edinburgh 1877 and London 
1888 (m. May 17, 1853, Joanna Wilmerding, 
dau. of Rev. Robert and Margaret [Gos- 
man] Bruce, he b. in Scotland Feb. 20, 1778, 
d. at Pittsburgh June 14, 1846, she b. 
Apr. 24, 1788, d. at Pittsburgh Apr. 24, 
1851, dau. of George Gosman of N. Y., 
b. at Edinburgh, Scotland, June 18, 1754, 
and Janet Duncan, b. at New York city 
Nov. 12, 1764); son of Daniel of Pitts- 
burgh, b. there Apr. 10, 1802, d. there 
Dec. 4, 1867, merchant, member lower 
house of Penn. Legislature 1858, a large 
property-holder in east part of Pittsburgh 
(m. 1st, Jan. 15, 1824, Jane, d. Feb. 21, 1834, 
dau. of James and Jane [Moore] Back- 
house); son of Jacob of Pittsburgh, b. in 
Bucks CO., Pa., Aug. 28, 1766, d. at Pitts- 
burgh Mar. 18, 1827 (m. June 19, 1795, 
Barbara Ann, b. just outside line of Old 
Fort Pitt, Sep. 15, 1778, d. May 10, 1867, 
dau. of Conrad Winebiddle); son of Alex- 
ander of Pittsburgh, b. near Frankfort on 
the Main, Germany, 1735, d. at Pittsburgh 
Nov. 3, 1809, lived in Bucks co.. Pa., 
1739-78, then moved with his wife and five 
children, Felix, Jacob, Elizabeth P., Peter, 
Margaret B., to Pittsburgh (m. 1762, Mary 



Ann Burkstresser, b. in Bucks co., Pa., 
June 20, 1741, d. June 17, 1829); son of 
Jacob, b. near Frankfort, Germany, d. on 
the voyage to America 1739, left Germany 
with his wife and three children, Alexander 
aged four, Casper and Elizabeth (m. abt. 
1734, Elizabeth, who settled with her chil- 
dren in Bucks co., Pa., where she m. Felix 
Ley). 

PAIGE, LUCIUS ROBINSON of Cam- 
bridgeport, Mass., b. at Hard wick, 
Mass., Mar. 8, 1802, A. M. of Harvard Coll. 
1850, D. D. of Tufts Coll. 1861, began 
preaching 1823, ordained 1825, besides 
many minor works he published Selections 
from Eminent Commentators 1 833, Centennial 
Address at Hardwick 1838, Commentary on 
New Testament, six vols., 1844-70, History 
of Cambridge 1877, History of Hardwick 
1883, assessor five years, city clerk thirteen 
years, rep. to Gen. Court, treasurer of sav- 
ings bank sixteen years, justice of peace 
since 1843, member of Mass. Hist. Society, 
N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc, Am. Antiq. Soc, 
etc. (m. 1st, Sep. 14, 1826, Clarinda Rich- 
ardson of Brookfield, d. Aug. 29, 1833, m. 
2d, Oct. 5, 1834, Abby R. Whittemore of 
Charlestown, sister of Rev. Thos., she d. 
Dec. 23, 1843, m. 3d, Oct. 22, 1845, Lucy 
Richardson, n^e Comins, of Brookfield, d. 
Jan. 3, 1864, m. 4th, Aug. 2, 1866, Ann M. 
Brigham, n^e Peck, of Worcester, grand- 
dau. of Hon. Joseph Allen, she still sur- 
vives), he had five children all of whom d., 
s. p., more than thirty years ago; son of 
Timothy of Hardwick, Mass.,b. there Feb. 
i6, 1757, d. there Oct. 29, 1821, farmer, 
justice of the peace, selectman eighteen 
years, assessor twenty-four years, rep. to 
Gen. Court seventeen years, member Const. 
Conv. 1820 (m. Jan. 20, 1780, Mary, d. Mar. 
29, 1836, aged 77, dau. of Thos. Robinson, 
desc. of Gov. Thomas Dudley); son of Col. 
Timothy of Hardwick, Mass., b. at Billerica 
May 24, 1727, d. at Hardwick Aug. 26, 
1791, farmer, selectman three years, treas- 
urer six years, representative one year, 
as captain he led his company to Benning- 
ton on the alarm in Aug., 1777, and served 
at West Point 1780, and as colonel in sup- 
pressing Shays' rebellion 1787 (m. Oct. 24, 



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1754, Mary, dau. of Dea. James Foster, 
desc. of Elder Wm. Brewster); son of 
Christopher of Hardwick, b. Feb. 6, 
1690-1, d. Mar. 10, 1774, farmer, a pioneer 
there, first deacon, selectman seven years, 
assessor five years (m. ist, Joanna, d. Oct. 
27, 1718, m. 2d, May 23, 1720, Elizabeth, 
dau. Dea. George Reed); son of Nathaniel, 
b. in Eng. abt. 1650, d. at Boston Apr. 12, 
1692, marshal of Suffolk co., Mass., 1686, 
moved from Roxbury to Billerica, Mass., 
1688 (m. Joanna). 

PERRY, WILLIAM STEVENS of Dav- 
enport, la., b. at Providence, R. I., 
Jan. 22, 1832, grad. Harvard Coll. 1854, A. 
M. 1857, S. T. D. Trinity Coll. Hartford 
1869, LL. D. William and Mary Coll. 1876, 
D. C. L., King's Coll. Windsor, Nova Scotia, 
D. D. Univ. of Oxford, Eng., 1888, present 
bishop of Iowa, author and editor of nu- 
merous publications (m. Jan. 15, 1862, 
Sarah Abbott Woods, youngest dau. of 
Rev. Thomas Mather Smith, D. D. (pres. 
of Kenyon Coll., son of Rev. Daniel Smith, 
fifty-three years pastor of Cong. Ch. of 
Stamford, Ct., nephew of Hon. John Cot- 
ton Smith, LL. D., of Sharon, Ct.), and dau. 
of Mary Greenleaf Woods, dau. of Rev. 
Leonard Woods, D. D., prof. Andover 
Theol. Sem., she, Sarah A. W. S., was sis- 
ter of Rev. John Cotton Smith, D. D., of 
New York city, and desc. from John Cot- 
ton and Increase Mather); son of Stephen 
of Newton, Mass., b. at Natick, Mass., 
Aug. II, 1796, d. at Newton Feb. 27, 1870 
(m. Nov. II, 1825, Katharine Whittimore, 
eldest dau. of Lt. William Stevens of the 
Revolution, desc. of Mr. William Stevens, 
who came over in 1642, and desc. of Thos. 
Whittimore of Charlestown, 1641); son of 
Samuel of Natick, Mass., b. there 1767, d. 
there 1818 (m. Olive Rice); son of Ahel of 
Natick, b. there 1733, d. there 1808, select- 
man, resigned to serve in Revolution, dele- 
gate to convention at Concord 1774, dele- 
gate to Prov. Gen. Assembly, officer in 32d 
reg. Continental Foot, served at Lexington 
1775, and at Bunker Hill and siege of Bos- 
ton (m. Kesiah Morse); son of Samuel of 
Natick, born at Sherborn, Massachusetts 
(married Ruth Leland); son of Samuel of 



Sherborn, Mass., b. at Medfield, Mass., 
Aug. 25, 1674 (m. Apr. 26, 1698, Joanna 
Lovet); son of John of Medfield, Mass., b. 
Sep. 7, 1639, d. at Sherborn, will dated 
Mar. 21, 1712, proved June i, 1713 (m. 
May 23, 1665, Bethia Morse); son of John, 
the original emigrant who came from Eng- 
land with Rev. John Eliot in the ship Lion 
in 1631-2, and settled at Roxbury, Mass., 
member of Eliot's church, d. Sep. 21, 1642. 

HUGHES, WALTER H. of Grand Rap- 
ids, Mich., b. at Marshall, Mich., 
May I, 1858, grad. Univ. of Michigan Law 
Sch. 1882, since practiced law at Grand 
Rapids (m. Aug. 13, 1885, at Dresden, 
Saxony, Charlotte Bonney, youngest dau. 
of Dr. Jerome C. Smith of New York city); 
son of Dayid Darwin of Grand Rapids, 
Mich., b. at Camillus, N. Y., Feb. i, 1823, 
d. at Grand Rapids July 12, 1883, practiced 
law from 1846, general counsel of the Grand 
Rapids and Indiana R. R. Co. 1871-83 (m. 
Oct. 14, 1846, Cynthia C, eldest dau. of 
Zebulon Jones who was b. at Saybrook, 
Ct., May 3, 1803); son of Henry of Camil- 
lus, N. Y., b. at East Haven, Ct., May 10, 
1777, d. at Bellevue, Mich., Dec. 14, 1848 
(m. Mar. 18, 1822, Hannah, widow of David 
Earll of Marcellus); son of Henry of East 
Haven, Ct,, b. there July 7, 1751, drowned 
in Westfield river, Ct., Oct. 31, 1785 (m. 
June 17, 1772, Grace Whedon); son of 
Henry Freeman, believed to have been 
born in Wales in 1723, was a seaman in the 
English navy, is said to have deserted his 
ship, probably at Boston, from a dislike of 
the service, and about 1748 appears at East 
Haven under the name of Henry Freeman 
(m. July 19, 1749, Lydia, eldest child of 
Noah Tuttle). 

KENDALL, JOSHUA of Cambridge, 
Mass., b. at Waltham, Mass., Jan. 4, 
1828, grad. Harvard Univ. 1853, A. M. 
1856, was principal of Rhode Island State 
Normal Sch., now teacher of a private 
school for boys at Cambridge (m. Sep. 14, 
1854, Phebe, dau. of William and Lydia 
[Coleman] Mitchell of Nantucket, desc. of 
Folger, Cartwright, Macy, Coffin, Gardner, 
Myrick, Hussey, etc.); son of Josiah of 
Waltham, Mass., b. there Jan. 27, 1788, d. 



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there Apr. 5, 1845 (m. May 29, 1821, Mary 
Anne Brown, b. Nov. 2, 1797, d. Aug. 10, 
1850, desc. of Abraham Browne of Water- 
town, Mass., 1631, and of Pease, Adams, 
Merriam, Pierce, Warren, Mason, Bond, 
Fiske, Briscoe, Bright, Goldstone, Cool- 
idge); son of Joshua of Waltham, b. at 
Ipswich(?), Mass., Sep. 29, 1746, d. at Wal- 
tham July 25, 1818, removed from Ipswich 
to W. Cambridge, farmer (m. Apr. 26,1770, 
Susanna, b. Dec. 2, 1756, d. Sep. 9, 1803, 
only dau. of Josiah and Mary [Hastings] 
Shattuck, desc. of Wm. Shattuck, d. at 
Watertown 1671, also desc. of Clarke and 
Chamberlain families). Descended from 
the Kendalls of Woburn, Mass. Had a 
brother Ephraim of Ipswich, whose descend- 
ants still reside there. 

H OLDEN, ALEXANDER MARTIN of 
Honeoye Falls, N. Y., b. at Mendon, 
N. Y., Oct. II, 1848, educated at Rochester, 
N. Y., private banker since 1870 (m. Dec. 
I, 1870, Eleanor Lovina, dau. of Isaac L. 
Warner, eighth in descent from Wm. of Ips- 
wich 1637, also desc. from Rev. Benj. Lord 
of Norwich, Ct., Elder Wm. Brewster of 
the Mayjlower, and through Mabel Harle- 
kenden from the nobility of England), has 
one son Raleigh Warner Holden; son of 
Timothy H. of Honeoye Falls, N. Y., b. 
at North Charlestown, N. H., July 23, 1817, 
moved to Monroe co., N. Y., 1838, merchant 
and banker until 1876, supervisor six terms 
(m. Mar. 25, 1845, Minerva Jane, dau. of 
Alex. Martin of Livingston co., N. Y., son 
of Stephen, a soldier in the Revolution, and 
Bethiah Barrows of Windham co., Ct.); son 
of Timothy of Charlestown, N. H., b. at 
Groton, Mass., July 12, 1760, d. at Charles- 
town, N. H., Aug. 9, 1833, fifer inRevolu- 
tionarj' army at age of fifteen, was with his 
father until the army was divided at Ft. Lee, 
when they were separated, selectman 1798- 
1803 (m. Sep. 22, 1816, Katharine Humph- 
rey, d. Mar. 9, 1875, aged ninety-eight); 
son of Kichard of Charlestown, N. H., b. 
at Groton, Mass., Aug. 25, 1734, died on 
prison ship in New York harbor 1776-7, 
moved from Groton to Charlestown 1763, 
settled the Holden farm, which remained in 
the family many years, enlisted, was with the 



unfortunate expedition that was captured 
after the division of the army at Ft. Lee 
(m. Dolly Wheeler and had three sons and 
six daughters); son of William of Groton, 
Mass. (m. Elizabeth and had children born 
between 1726 and 1745); probably son of 
Stephen of Groton, Mass., b. July 19, 1642; 
son of Richard of Watertown, Mass., came 
with his younger brother Justinian, in ship 
Francis from England 1634, aged twenty- 
five (m. Martha, dau. of Stephen Fosdick, 
and had nine children), was one of the first 
proprietors of Groton, d. in Groton Mar. i, 
1696. 

T) OWLEY, WARREN CURRY of Utica, 
W) N. Y., merchant, b. South Trenton, 
N. Y., Sep. 28, 1841 (m. Aug. 3, 1870, Julia 
Adella, dau. of Rev. Hiram Henry Waite, a 
desc. of Richard Wayte of Boston, who 
was a freeman 1637, marshal of the colony 
1654, governor's guard 1660, d. Sep, 17, 
1680); first son of Warren Dunham of 
Winsted, Ct., b. June 20, 1800, d. South 
Trenton, N. Y., Sep. 5, 1854, merchant (m. 
Sep. 20, 1838, Harriet Maria, dau. of Isaac 
Curry who was b. Ballston, N. Y., Mar. 
31, 1779, served in war 1812, state assem- 
blyman from Oneida co., N. Y., 1847, d. 
South Trenton July 7, 1854); third son of 
Asher, b. East Haddam, Ct., Oct. 21, 1766, 
d. Winsted, Ct., Sep. 7, 1843 (m. Mehitable, 
dau. Jonathan Dunham, a lieut. in Rev. 
war and desc. of John of Holland, 1630, 
who was deacon in Plymouth, Mass., 1634); 
third son of Ebenezer, Jr., b. E. Haddam, 
Ct., Oct. 20, 1727, d. Winsted, Ct., Feb. 
7, 181 1 (m. Oct. 18, 1750, Susanna, dau. of 
Cornelius, a desc. of Anthony Annable of 
Kent, Eng., who came to Plymouth colony 
1623, rep. Barnstable and other towns in 
Gen. Court for fifteen years, d. 1674); first 
son of Ebenezer, Sen., b. Falmouth, Mass., 
1695, one of the original settlers of Had- 
dam, Ct., capt. of troop of horse, d. Aug. 
24, 1757 (m. June 6, 1719, Mary, dau. of 
Richard, desc. of Richard Church of Ply- 
mouth, freeman 1630); fourth son of Moses, 
Jr.,b. Barnstable, Mass., Nov. 10, 1654, a 
freeman 1690, d. E. Haddam, Ct., July 16, 
1735 (m. Mary); first son of MoseS, Sen., 
came from England 1632, settled in Scitu- 



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ate, Mass., freeman Barnstable 1657, sur- 
veyor, rep. Suckonessett (Falmouth) in 
Gen. Court. 1692, d. E. Haddam, Ct., 1705 
(m. Apr. 22, 1652, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Mathew, son of Edward and Ann Fuller 
of the Mayflower); second son of Henry, 
came from England 1632, one qf the origi- 
nal settlers of Scituate, freeman 1633, re- 
moved with Annable, Robinson, Fuller, 
Rev. John Lothrop and others to Barn- 
stable, Mass., 1639, constable, surveyor, 
rep. Gen. Court 1634, '43, '50, d. Falmouth, 
Mass., abt. 1670. The name is derived 
from the Saxon words row, sweet, and ley, 
a field. Roilly near Evreux, Normandy. 
Ralph de Roilly came over with the Con- 
queror and held Stockland, Devon, 1083. 
The name is traced to the time of Edw. II. 
when Randolph de Rowley was seated at 
Carmichan, co. Chester. 

"pOWLEY, H. CURTIS of Springfield, 
JX Mass., firm of G. & C. Merriam & 
Co., publishers Webster's Dictionary, b. 
South Trenton, N. Y., July 31, 1844, served 
in Civil war (m. Dec. 2, 1874, Thirza Jane, 
dau. of Homer Merriam of Springfield, 
Mass., a desc. of the Merriams of Con- 
cord, Mass.); second son of Warren Dun- 
ham Rowley whose pedigree back to Ply- 
mouth Colony 1632 is fully given in the 
preceding lineage. 

EATON,WILLIAM H A DLEY of Keene, 
N. H., b. September 4, 1818, grad. 
Brown Univ. 1845, Newton Theol. Inst. 
1848, ordained pastor of Central Baptist 
Ch. at Salem, Mass., 1849, installed pastor 
at Nashua, N. H,, 1856, at Keene, N. H., 
1872 (m. Aug. 26, 1849, Caroline, dau. of 
Dea. Abner H. and Sarah [Fisher] Bartlett 
of Milford, N. H.); son of David of Goffs- 
town, N. H.,b. there July 15, 1767, d. there 
Oct. 23, 1839 (m. 1796, Betsey Hadley, b. 
July II, 1773, d. Apr. 9, 1856, dau. of 
Ebenezer and Hannah [Eastman] Hadley); 
son of James of Goffstown, b. at Haver- 
hill, Mass., May 23, 1738, d. at Goflfstown 
June 29, 1809, farmer (m. Sep. 7, 1758, 
Abigail Emerson); son of James of Haver- 
hill, Mass., b. there Mar. 9, 1697, d. there 
Mar. 18, 1773, farmer (m. June 13, 1728, 
Rachel Ayer n^e Kimball of Haverhill); son 



of Jonathan of Haverhill, Mass., b. there 
Apr. 23, 1668, d. there Jan. 20, 1723, farmer 
(m. 1st, Mar. 17, 1695, Sarah Sanders, d. 
Apr. 23, 1698, m. 2d, Jan. 23, 1699, Ruth 
Page, d. April 2, 1743); son of Thomas of 
Haverhill, Mass., b. Jn England abt. 1631, 
d. at Haverhill, Mass., Dec. 15, 1708, farmer 
(m. ist, Aug. 14, 1656, Martha Kent, d. 
Mar. 9, 1657, m. 2d, Jan. 6, 1659, Eunice 
Singletery of Salisbury, Mass., d. Oct. 5, 
1715); son of John of Salisbury, Mass., 
1640, moved to Haverhill Nov. 25, 1646 
(m. ist, Anne, d. Feb. 5, 1660, m. 2d, Nov, 
20, 1661, Mrs. Phebe Dow Cooper) had six 
children, d. Oct. 29, 1668. 

BEAYER, JAMES ADDAMS of Belle- 
fonte. Pa., b. at Millerstown, Pa., 
Oct. 21, 1837, grad. Jefferson Coll. 1856, 
admitted to bar of Centre co.. Pa., 1859, 
first lieut. H. co. 2d reg. Pa. Vols. Apr. 18, 
1861, mustered out July 21, 1861, lieut. -col. 
45th reg. Pa. Vols. July 22, 1861, resigned 
Sep. 4, 1862, colonel 148th reg. Pa. Vols. 
Sep. 8, 1862, bvt. brig.-gen. U. S. Vols. 
Aug. I, 1864, wounded at Chancellorsville, 
Va., May 3, 1863, Cold Harbor June 3, 
1864, Petersburg June 16, 1864, lost right 
leg at Reams Station Aug. 25, 1864, elected 
governor of Penna. Nov., 1886, ruling elder 
of Presb. church, elected pres. Amer. Fores- 
try Congress 1888 (m. Dec 26, 1865, Mary 
Allison, dau. of Hugh Nelson McAllister, 
a prominent lawyer of Bellefonte, d. 1873, 
grandson of Major Hugh McAllister, of the 
Revolution, who m. Henrietta Ashman Or- 
bison, whose ancestors on both sides settled 
in Penna. prior to 1776), has three sons: Gil- 
bert Addams, Hugh McAllister, Thomas B.; 
his brother, Jacob Gilbert Beaver, b. Mar. 
6, 1840, was first lieut. 51st regt. Pa. Vols., 
killed at battle of Antietam Sep. 17, 1862; 
sons of Jacob of Millerstown, Pa., b. at 
Jonestown, Pa., Nov. 28, 1805, d. at Mil- 
lerstown Aug. 17, 1840, successful merchant 
(m. Apr. 9, 1833, Ann Eliza, dau, of Abra- 
ham Addams of Millerstown, son of Isaac 
of Pa. Legislature 1803, son of William Ad- 
dams who laid out town of Adamstown, 
Pa., 1761, and was of English birth), had a 
brother, Thomas Beaver, who endowed a 
public library at Danville, Pa., 1887; sons 



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of Peter of New Berlin, Pa., b. Upper 
Strasburg, Pa., Dec. 25, 1782, d. New Ber- 
lin Aug. 26, 1849, ordained deacon Meth. 
ch. 1809, elder 1810 (m. 1801, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Samuel and Catharine [Saul] Gil- 
bert); son of George of Upper Strasburg, 
Pa., b. Great Valley, Pa., May i, 1755, d. 
near Upper Strasburg Jan., 1836, was at 
Ticonderoga, N. Y., Three Rivers, Canada, 
Valley Forge and other campaigns of the 
Revolution in 4th Pa. battalion (m. 1781-2, 
Catharine, dau. of Dewalt Kieffer, proprie- 
tor of Upper Strasburg, son of Abraham, 
who sailed from Rotterdam in ship Two 
Brothers, 1748); son of (xCOrge Bieber 
(Beaver) of Great Valley, Pa., d. there, 
emigrated, probably from Alsace, sailed 
from Rotterdam in ship Friendship and 
reached Phila. with his brothers Johannes 
and Dewalt, Nov. 2, 1744. 

SHELD0N,GEORGE of Deerfield, Mass., 
b. Nov. 30, 1818, justice of the peace 
since 1857, rep. to Gen. Court 1867, State 
senator 1872, one of the founders and presi- 
dent of the Pocomtuck Valley Memorial 
Assoc, author History of Deerfield, Mass., 
History of Northfield, Mass., and many 
minor papers on historical subjects (m. 
June II, 1844, Susan Stuart, daughter of 
John F. Stearns of Dummerston, Vermont, 
who died Oct. 7, 1881, aged 61); son of 
Seth of Deerfield, b. Aug. 7, 1787, d. Apr. 
2, i860, farmer, selectman (m. Mar. 20, 
1810, Caroline Stebbins, who died Dec. i, 
1865, aged seventy-six, dau. of Col. Joseph 
Stebbins); son of John of Deerfield, b. Oct. 
12, 1739, d. Aug. 23, 1806, soldier in last 
French war, farmer (m. Jan. 12, 1769, Per- 
sis, dau. of David Hoyt, she died Nov. 2, 
1829, aged eighty-two); son of John of 
Deerfield, b. Aug. 9, 1710, d. Dec. 4, 1793, 
active in town affairs, member of Com. of 
Safety 1777, a large landholder (m. Mar. 12, 
1735, Mercy, dau. of John Arms, she died 
Feb. 7, 1768, aged fifty-four); son of John 
of Deerfield, b. Sep. 19, 1681, d. June 26, 
1713; (m. Dec. 3, 1703, Hannah, dau. of 
Japhet Chapin, she was taken prisoner to 
Canada by the Indians in 1704, redeemed 
in 1705 and died Sep. 30, 1765, aged eighty- 
five); son of John of Deerfield, b. Dec. 5, 



1658, d. about 1733, landlord, selectman, 
ensign in first military co., deacon, builder 
of the historic Old Indian House whose 
scarred and battered door is a center of in- 
terest in Memorial Hall, in 1705-7 was sent 
on 3 missions by Gov. Dudley to Canada 
and brought back fifty-five Deerfield cap- 
tives, afterward removed to Hartford where 
he was prominent and a captain (m. ist, 
Nov. 5, 1679, Hannah, dau. of John Steb- 
bins, she was then fifteen years old, and 
was afterward, Feb. 29, 1704, killed by a 
shot from the Indians through the old door, 
m. 2d, Apr. 20, 1708, widow Elizabeth Pratt 
of Hartford); son of Isaac of Windsor, 
Ct., b. about 1629, d. July 29, 1708, held 
the home lot 1652, selectman 1656 (m. ist, 
1653, Mary, dau. of Thomas Woodford of 
Hartford, she died Apr. 17, 1684, m. 2d, 
about 1685, Mehitable, dau. of Thomas 
Gunn, she died Jan. 30, 1720); son of Isaac 
of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, removed to 
Windsor, Ct., 1635. 

DAVENPORT, BENNETT F. of Bos- 
ton, Mass., b. at Cambridge, Mass., 
May 28, 1845, grad. Harvard Coll. 1867, 
Harvard Med. Dept. 1871, Coll. of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons, N. Y., 1871, physician 
with specialty of sanitary, medical chem- 
istry, analyst to State Bd. of Health, mem- 
ber Am. Chemical Soc, etc. (m. July 23, 
1873, Annie E.,b. Sep. 6, 1848, dau. of 
John and Martha J. Coolidge of Watertown); 
fourth son of Charles of Cambridge and 
Boston, b. Newton, Mass., May 25, 1812, of 
the firm of Davenport & Bridges of Cam- 
bridge, leading mfrs. of railroad cars in 
New England (m. June 17, 1834, Joan F., 
b. June II, 1814, d. Nov. 11, 1882, dau. of 
Joseph F. and Sylvia Hager of Boston); 
second son of Joseph of Newton, Mass., 
b. there Aug. 18, 1773, d. Cambridge May 
28, 1849 (m. Mar. i, 1803, Susanna, dau. 
of Joseph and Susanna Beard of West- 
minster); first son of Benjamin of Newton, 
Mass., b. there June 16, 1743, d. Needham 
Dec. 28, 1833 (m. Jan. 26, 1769, Sarah, dau. 
of John and Esther Wilson of Dedham); 
third son of Joseph of Newton, b. Dor- 
chester, Mass., Aug. 30, 1701, d. Newton 
Mar. 12, 1752 (m. Apr. 29, 1731, Sarah, 



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dau. of Ebenezer Ware of Needham); fourth 
son of John of Dorchester, Mass., b. there 
Oct. 20, 1664, d. Milton Mar. 21, 1625 (m. 
Naomi); fifth son of Thomas of Dorchester, 
Mass., 1640, b. in England, d. at Dorchester 
Nov. 9, 1685 (m. Mary, d. Oct. 4, 1691), 
supposed to have come from England with 
the rest of the settlers of the town. 

N ORRIS, ISAAC of Phila., attorney at 
law, trustee of the Fair Hill estate 
(m. May 18, 1830, Mary, dau. of George 
Pepper of Phila.); son of Joseph Parker 
of Phila., b. there May 5, 1763, d. there 
June 22, 1841, pres. Bank of Penna. many 
years (m. May 20, 1790, Elizabeth Hill 
Fox, d. Jan., 1861, dau. of Joseph Fox, 
speaker of Assembly of Pa.) ; son of 
Charles of Phila., b. there May 9, 1712, d. 
there Jan. 15, 1766 (m. ist, Margaret, dau. 
of Dr. Rodman of Bucks co.. Pa., m. 2d, 
June 21, 1759, Mary, dau. of Joseph 
Parker). Further details can be found in 
Keith's Provincial Councillors of Penna. 

HARLOW, THOMAS STETSON of 
Medford, Mass., b. Castine, Me., 
Nov. 15, 1812, moved to Bangor 1824, grad. 
Bowdoin Coll. 1836, settled in Kentucky 
1838, in Boston 1842, practiced law there 
since (m. Nov. 7, 1843, Lucy J., dau. of 
Ebenezer Hall, son of Eben., son of An- 
drew, all of- Medford); son of Bradford 
of Bangor, Me., b. Plymouth, Mass., 
1783, d. Bangor, Me., Jan. 30, 1868, pump 
maker and in trade of ships' blocks, mem- 
ber of City Council, mayor three years, 
member of Me. Legislature (m. June, 1810, 
Nancy, b. Kingston, Mass., Feb., 1779, dau. 
of Thomas Stetson, sea captain, farmer, 
d. 1820, desc. of Cornet Robert Stetson 
who came to Mass. 1634); son of Ellis, 
b. Plymouth, Mass., d. Harvard, Mass., 
followed the sea, retired to a farm at Har- 
vard. 

FOLSOM, ALBERT A. of Boston, Mass., 
b. Exeter, N. H., Sep. 13, 1834 (m. 
Apr. II, 1861, Julia E., b. Boston Oct. 27, 
1836, dau. of Francis B. Winter of Boston); 
son of John of Boston, Mass., b. Exeter, 
N. H., 1805, d. Boston Mar. 21, 1859 (m. 
1833, Caroline R., dau. of John M. Shaw 

25 



of Moultonborough, N. H., son of Rev. 
Jeremiah Shaw, grad. Harvard Coll. 1767); 
son of John of Exeter, N. H., b. there Nov. 
5, 1777, d. there 1845 (m. Hannah Swansey 
of Exeter); son of James of Exeter, b. 
there 1737, d. there (m. Elizabeth Webster); 
son of James of Exeter, b. there Oct. 16, 
1711, d, there 1748 (m. Elizabeth Thing); 
son of Peter of Exeter, b. there 1682, d. 
there 1718 (m. Caroline Oilman); son of 
Lieut. Peter, b. Exeter 1649, d. 1717; son 
of John, b. England 1615, d. Exeter Dec. 
27, 1687, came in the Diligent in 1638 (m. 
Oct. 4, 1636, Mary Oilman). 

DRUMM, EDWIN HENRY of Johns- 
town, N. Y.,b. Summit, N. Y., Apr. 
4, 1840, moved to Johnstown 185 1, grad. 
old Johnstown Acad., teacher seven years, 
photographer five years, now glove manfr. 
(m. July I, 1863, Sarah L. Johnson, b. 
Oppenheim, N. Y., 1839); son of Peter 
Zimmer of Johnstown, b. in Schoharie 
CO., N. Y,, 1813, d. Johnstown Apr. 28, 
1885, moved there 1851, glove manfr. since 
1851 (m. Philura Hawley, b. Carlisle 1817, 
dau. of Henry, son of Mathew Hawley of 
England); son of George of Rhinebeck, N, 
Y., b. Germany, d. Schoharie, N. Y., 1816, 
farmer (m. 1793, Anna Barbara Boice, b. 
in Germany). 

FERNALD, HENRY TORSEY of Am- 
herst, Mass., b. Litchfield, Me., Apr. 
17, 1866, grad. Me. State Coll. 1885, B. S., 
M. S. 1888, stud. John Hopkins Univ., 
Bait., is compiling the Fernald Genealogy; 
son of Charles Henry of Amherst, 
Mass., b. wS. W. Harbor, Me., Mar. 16, 
1838, ensign in U. S. navy 1862-5, princi- 
pal Houlton, Me., Acad. 1866-71, prof, 
nat. hist. Me. State Coll. 1871-86, prof, 
zoology Mass. Agri. Coll. 1886, author 
Catalogue of Tortricida of JV. A., "Ortkop- 
tera" " Sphingidce" and ^' Grasses of JV. E.," 
etc. (m. Aug. 24, 1862, Maria E., dau. of 
Ebenezer and Betsey [Torsey] Smith, she 
desc. of Dr. Gideon Torsey, surgeon in 
Old Indian war); son of Eben of S. W. 
Harbor, Me., b. there June 9, 1810, d. there 
Apr. 9, 1884, farmer, ship-owner, selectman 
(m. 1831, Sophronia Wasgatt, cousin of 
Bishop Davis Wasgatt Clark); son of To- 



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bias of S. W. Harbor, Me., b. Kittery, Me., 
Dec. 31, 1767, d. S. W. Harbor 1840 (m. 
1807, Comfort Tarr); son of Tobias of Kit- 
tery, .Me. (m. May 19, 1748, Lucy Lewis); 
son of John of Kittery, b. there Mar. 15, 
1698 (m. Jan, 16, 1723-4, Eliz. Rogers); son 
of Jollii of Kittery, b. there 1673 (m. Sarah 
Hincks); son of John of Kittery, b. there 
1642 (?), d. there Apr. 19, 1687 (m. Mary 
Spinney); son of Reginald of Kittery, b. 
England 1595-1603, d. Kittery bet. May 17 
and Oct. 7, 1656 (m. before 1625, Joanna(?), 
came to New Hampshire with Capt. John 
Mason's company abt. 1630, surgeon, select- 
man, surveyor, town clerk, recorder, etc. 

DOUGLAS, J. LUFKIN of Bath, Me., 
b. Durham, Me., trader, compiling a 
Douglas Genealogy {m. Nov. 25, 1856, Helen 
L. Harvey of English descent); son of 
Joshua of Durham, Me., b. there Sep. 8, 
1794, d. Jan. 21, 1881, farmer, minister in 
Society of Friends (m. ist, June 11, 1818, 
Jane Adams of English descent, m. 2d, 
Aug. 29, 1839, Lucy Beal); son of Cor- 
nelius of Durham, Me., b. Middleboro, 
Mass., Sep. 12, 1749, d. Durham June 20, 
1821, farmer, settled in Harpswell, Me., 
1773. moved to Durham (m. ist, Nov. 10, 
1767, Ann Estes of Hanover, Mass., m, 2d, 
July 3, 1791, Lydia Buffum of Berwick, 
Me.); son of Elijall of Durham, Me,, b. 
Middleboro, Mass., abt. 1720, d. Durham 
1814 (m. ist, Apr. 27, 1742, Phebe Ta)'^lor, 
m. 2d, Elizabeth Estes); son of John of 
Middleboro, Mass., b. Scotland abt. 1695, 
d. Middleboro, kidnapped at age of twelve, 
and brought to Boston, farmer (m. Eunice 
Rattliflf). 

D EVENS, CHARLES of Boston, Mass., 
b. at Charlestown, Mass., Apr. 4, 
1820, brigadier, brev, major-general of vol- 
unteers, justice of Superior Court of Mass., 
attorney-general of U. S., justice of Su- 
preme Judicial Court of Mass.; son of 
Charles of Boston, b. at Charlestown, d. 
at Boston (m. Mary Lithgow of Augusta, 
Me.); son of David of Charlestown, Mass. 
(m. Elizabeth Goodwin); son of Richard 
of Charlestown, Mass., acting chairman of 
Com. of Safety of Mass. on day of battle of 
Bunker Hill, his conduct honorably men- 



tioned by the historians of the battle (m. 
Mary Townsend); son of Philip of Charles- 
town, Mass. 

BURBANK, CHARLES HENRY of 
Lowell, Mass., b. there Oct. 5, 1838, 
in trade there 1861-78, editor Lowell Morn- 
ing Mail 1880-4, librarian Lowell City Li- 
brar)"- since 1885 (m. Dec. 12, 1861, Fran- 
ces Abbey, b. Lowell, May 6, 1838, dau. 
of George W. Worthen, b. Bradford, 
Vt., Oct. 9, 1815, and Elizabeth Clarke, b. 
Pembroke, N. H., May 14, 1819); son of 
Samuel of Lowell, Mass., b. Hudson, 
N. H., July 9, 1793, d. Lowell Mar. 17, 
1868 (m. Dec. 4, 1828, Harriet, b. Bil- 
lerica, Mass., Apr. 17, 1805, d. July 13, 
1872, dau. of Wm. Rogers, b. there May 
25, 1759, fourth in desc. from John Rogers 
of Watertown 1639, and Hannah Farmer, 
b. there Sep. 17, 1767, dau. of Oliver Far- 
mer); son of Jonathan of Hudson, N. H., 
b. there 1759, d. there Mar. 4, 1836 (m. 
Elizabeth Cummings(?), b. May 12, 1765, 
d. July 18, 1847)- 

MENGES, PHILIP of Saratoga, N. Y., 
b. at Mauchenheim, Rhenish Pala- 
tinate, June 5, 1824, adbpted by his uncle, 
Peter Mueller, and when aged fourteen 
was apprenticed to a tailor, when aged 
seventeen went on a four years' journey, 
went to New York 1847, where he worked 
at his trade, then to Saratoga 1849, pub- 
lished a well-received volume of poems in 
1867 (m. at Saratoga, Oct. 22, 1849, Mar- 
garetha, b. May 5, 1827, dau. of John 
Gothie, a horticulturist and musician); only 
son of John Baltez of Mauchenheim, b. 
there Nov. 7, 1785, d. there Mar. 4, 1826, 
farmer, tailor (m. June 6, 1821, Barbara 
Steinacher, whose father was an architect 
and builder); son of David of Mauchen- 
heim. Name derived from German menge, 
multitude. 

MERRITT, DOUGLAS of Rhinebeck, 
N. Y., b. New York Dec. 4, 1847, 
grad. Columbia Coll. Law Sch. 1874 (m. at 
Buffalo, Aug. 3, 1876, Elizabeth Cleve- 
land, dau. of Rt. Rev. Arthur Cleveland 
Coxe, Bishop of Western N. Y., and Katha- 
rine Cleveland Hyde); son of George of 



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New York, b. White Creek, N. Y., Aug. 
4, 1807, d. Irvington, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1873, 
a leading dry goods merchant of N. Y. (m. 
Nov. 5, 1845, Julia, dau. of Alanson and 
Ann [Sutherland] Douglas of Troy, N. Y.); 
son of Benjamin of Troy, N. Y., b. June 
21, 1777, d. Cleveland, O.-, July 4, 1854, 
merchant (m. Oct. 3, 1800, Thankful, dau. 
of Matthew and Mercy [Ashley] Scott of 
Kingsbury, N. Y.); son of Nehemiah of 
Quaker Hill, N. Y., b. Jan. 14, 1740, d. 
1793, one of the settlers of Glens Falls, N. 
Y., a merchant in Washington township 
(m. Phebe, dau. of Abraham and Anstis 
[Wood] Wing of Quaker Hill); son of Ne- 
hemiah of Quaker Hill, N. Y., b. at Mam- 
aroneck, N. Y., 1715, d. Quaker Hill 1794, 
one of the settlers of Glens Falls, N. Y. 
(m. Dinah, dau. of Ichabod and Sarah 
[Coles] Hopkins of Oyster Bay); son of 
Joseph of Rye, N. Y., d. 1754, ensign in 
Westchester co. militia 1722 (m. Jane); son 
of Thomas of Rye, N. Y., 1680-1717, 
deputy to Gen. Court of Ct. 1699. 

PARMELEE, JOSEPH WARREN of 
Newport, N. H., b. there Feb. 2, 1818, 
educated at public, school there and at 
K. U. Acad. Meriden, N. H., resident of 
Charleston, S. C, and New York city, in 
mercantile business with the South 1847-79, 
is interested in literary and educational af- 
fairs, pres. Bd. of Education, author of a 
historical sketch of Newport, N. H. (m. 
Aug. 13, 1851, Frances Ann Little, b. New- 
port, July 30, 1823, dau. of Amos and Ann 
[Brickett] Little of Newport, sixth in desc. 
from George Little of Newbury, Mass., 
1640), has three children: Edward Little, 
b. May 16, 1852, merchant in Kansas City, 
Mo., Francis Joseph, b. June 27, 1857, 
banker in N. Y. city, and Anne; son of John 
of Newport, N. H., b. there Oct. 18, 1778, 
d. there Oct. 31, 1839, scythe mfr., farmer 
(m. June 18, 1804, Phebe Chase of Cornish, 
N. H., 5th in desc. from Aquila of Hampton, 
4 1643), his brother. Rev. Jas. Hill Parmelee, 
grad. Yale and Princeton, Presb. minister, 
d. Apr. 6, 1872; son of Ezra of Newport, 
N. H., b. Aug. 25, 1745, d. Jan. 18, 1838, 
a pioneer of Newport 1766, patriot in Rev- 
olution, captain of Alarm co., selectman (m. 



May I, 1769, Sib)4, b. Oct. 10, 1746, d. Apr. 
6, 1838, dau. of James and Hannah [Net- 
tleton] Hill of Killing worth); son of Ezra 
of Killingworth, Ct., b. Apr. 28, 1714 (m. 
Feb. 10, 1737, Jemima Bushnell); son of 
Nathaniel of Killingworth, Ct., b. Mar. 22, 
1672 (m. 1696 Esther); son of Nathaniel 
of Killingworth, Ct., b. 1645, d. Jan. 26, 
1718 (m. Oct. 24, 1668, Sarah French); son 
of John of Guilford, Ct., b. England, Apr. 
13, i6i5(?), d. Ct. 1687-8; came in the 
Elizabeth and Ann, Apr. 13, 1635, aged 20, 
and settled at Guilford, freeman 1650 (m. 
ist, Rebecca, m. 2d, in Feb., 1659, Anna, 
widow Wm. Plane, m. 3d, Hannah); son of 
John of Guilford, Ct., b. in England, d. 
N. Haven, Ct., Nov. 8, 1659, came from 
Kent or Surrey, Eng., in 1639, and was 
one of the " Guilford Planters," freeman 
1649 (m. ist, Hannah, m. 2d, Elizabeth 
Bradley). The name is from the French, 
Parmelin, and at present is only found in 
Switzerland. 

&ORDON, SOLOMON JONES of 
Springfield, Mass., b. Weymouth, 
Mass., Sep. 24, 1826, grad. Harvard Coll. 
1847, Dane Law Sch. 1849, adm. Boston 
bar 1850, Circuit Court U. S. southern 
dist. N. Y. 1858, specialty patent cases, 
atty. of Singer and Wheeler and Wilson 
Mfg. Co. and Grover and Baker Sewing 
Mach. Co. (m. Dec. 30, 1851, Rebecca, 
eldest dau. of David Ames, Jr., of Spring- 
field, Mass., son of David who founded the 
house of D. Ames & Son, paper mfrs. and 
first supt. U. S. armory, her mother was 
Mary Orr Mitchell, dau. of Hon. Nahum 
Mitchell of Bridgewater, Mass.); son of 
Timothy of Plymouth, Mass., b. Newbury, 
Mass., Mar. 10, 1795, d. Plymouth, Nov. 
5, 1877, physician, surgeon, grad. Bowdoin 
Coll. 1825 (m. May 12, 1825, Jane Bin- 
ney, eldest dau. of Solomon Jones of 
Hingham, Mass., land-owner, who d. June 
8, 1831, aged sixty-six, son of Thomas 
Jones of Hull, Mass.,d. Dec. 15,1815, aged 
seventy-nine); son of Timothy of New- 
bury, Mass., b. Brentwood, N. H., Dec. 30, 
1757, d. Newburyport, Mass., Jan. 16, 
1836, farmer, shipwright, enlisted Apr. 23, 
1775, in Capt. Daniel Moore's co. of Stark's 



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reg., was in battles of Bunker Hill, Ben- 
nington and Saratoga, did the iron work of 
U. S. sloop of war IVasp in 1812 (m. Jan. 
23, 1782, Lydia, b. Oct. 10, 1763, eldest 
dau. of David Whitmore, son of Joseph 
and brother of Gov. Whitmore of Halifax); 
son of Timothy of Brentwood, N. H., b. 
Mar. 22, 1716, d. Mar. 30, 1796 (m. Maria 
Stockbridge of Stratham, N. H.); son.' of 
Thomas of Brentwood, N. H., b. at Exeter, 
N. H., 1678, d. 1762 (m. Elizabeth Harri- 
man of Haverhill, Mass.); son of Alexan- 
der of Exeter, N. H., b. in Scotland, d. 
at Exeter, N. H., 1697, taken prisoner at 
Tuthill Fields camp, London, 1650, in the 
wars between England and Scotland, came 
to New England in 1651 with Capt. John 
Allen, being released on that condition, 
prisoner of war at Watertown until 1654, 
was in New Hampshire before 1660 and 
settled on a town grant ' beyond ye little 
river' in Exeter, 1664 (m. Mary, dau. of 
Nicholas Lysson, a sawyer at the falls at 
the head of the Squamscot river in New 
Hampshire). 

PARKMAN, FRANCIS of Boston, 
Mass., b. there Sep. 16, 1823, A, M. 
Harvard 1844, fellow of the corporation 
of Harvard College, vice-pres. Mass. His- 
torical Society, LL. D., trustee Boston 
Atheneum, member London Society of 
Antiquaries, fellow American Academy 
of Arts and Sciences, corr. member Royal 
Society of Canada and member of numer- 
ous historical and literary societies in the 
U. S. and Canada (m. May, 1850, Catherine 
S.i dau. of Dr. Jacob and Mary [Scollay] 
Bigelow of Boston); son of Francis of 
Boston, Mass., b, there June 3, 1788, d. 
there Nov. 12, 1852, a prominent Unitarian 
minister, graduate of Harvard, doctor of 
divinity (m. 2d, May 7, 1822, Caroline, dau. 
of Nathaniel and Joanna [Brooks] Hall of 
Medford, Mass., desc. from Rev. John Cot- 
ton of Boston, and Rev. Nathaniel Ward 
of Ipswich, author of the well-known pol- 
emical work entitled " The Simple Cobbler 
of Agawam "); son of Samuel of Boston, 
Mass., b. Aug. 22, 1751, d. June 11, 1824, 
one of the principal merchants of Boston 
(m. 2d, May 8, 1784, Sarah, dau. of Rev. 



Dr. Rogers, known for his high tory prin- 
ciples during the Revolution); son of Eben- 
ezer of Westboro, Mass., b. at Boston 
Sep. 5, 1703, d. at Westboro 1782, graduate 
of Harvard, minister of Westboro, said by 
the late Dr. ShurtlefF, the eminent geneal- 
ogist, to have been the principal man in 
Worcester county (m. 2d, Sep. i, 1737, 
Hannah, dau. of Rev. Robert Breck of 
Marlboro, Mass.); son of William of Bos- 
ton, Mass., b. Salem, Mass., Mar. 29, 1658, 
d. Boston Nov. 30, 1730 (m. May 18, 1680, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Alexander and Mary 
Adams of Boston); son of Elias of Salem 
until 1662, then of Boston, b. Dorchester 
Nov. 5, 1635, d. Wapping, London, Eng., 
Aug. 18, 1691 (m. Oct. 13, 1656, Sarah, 
dau. of Capt. Wm. and Sarah Trask of 
Salem); son of Elias who came to New 
England in the early days; son of Thomas 
of Sidmouth, Devon, England. 

McCONNELL, WILLIAM GUTHRIE 
born in Westmoreland county, Pa., 
Nov. 16, 1830 (m. 1856, Dorcas Reed); 
SAMUEL D. McCONNELL of Phila.,b. 
Westmoreland co., Pa., Aug. i, 1845, grad. 
Jefferson Coll. 1868, A. M. same Coll. 1870, 
D.D. Univ. of Pa. 1887, rector St. Stephen's 
Church, Phila. (m. Sep. 3, 1873, Anna 
Bliss, granddau. of Col. John Bliss, first 
commandant of West Point, and his wife 
Lettitia, dau. of Andrew Ellicott); sons of 
David, b Westmoreland co.. Pa., Apr. 22, 
1803, d. there Nov. 12, 1868, elder, justice 
of peace, etc. (m. June 12, 1829, Agnes, 
dau. of William Guthrie, captain in war of 
1812); son of Dayid of Lancaster co.. Pa., 
b. Aberdeen, Scotland, Dec. 25, 1764 (m. 
Jan. ID, 1788, Martha Whiteside); son of 
Daniel of Scotland, 1730 (m. Rebecca 
Kirkpatrick). The clan Cone/ was one of 
the many in the Scotch highlands which 
were broken up at this period, and this one, 
with others, was merged into the Gordons, 
of which the Marquis of Gordon, Earl of 
Seaforth, is now the representative. 

RYERSON, MARTIN J. of Blooming- 
dale, N. J., b. Ringwood, N. J., Oct. 
31, 1814, iron mfr., farmer (m. Sep. 26, 
1843, Mary A. Concklin, gt.-gr.-dau. of 
Parson Johns, who preached at Morristown 



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197 



during Revolution); son of John M. of 

Ringvvood, N. J., b. Pompton, N. J., Dec. 
I, 1782, d. Ringwood June 28, 1820, iron 
mfr., farmer (m. Mar. 2, 1806, Clarissa, 
dau. of Walling Van Winkle of Aquacke- 
mock, N. J.); son of Martin J. of Pomp- 
ton, N. J., b. Ponds, N. J., Nov. 14, 1751, 
d. Pompton Aug. 19, 1837, iron mfr., 
farmer, large property holder (m. Aug. 16, 
1778, Vroutye Van Winkle, desc. of Wall- 
ing Jacobse Van Winkle, who came from 
Holland in 1637); son of Johannes of 
Ponds, N. J., b. there Nov. 11, 1716 (m. 
Jan. 13, i74i,Catalyna Berry); son of Ryer 
of Hackensack and Ponds, N. J. (m. 1695, 
Rebecca Van Der Shines); son of Martin 
of Wallabout, N. J., b. in Holland, came to 
America about 1640 (m. May 14, 1663, An- 
netie, dau. of Joris Jansen Rappelje). 

&OULD, BENJAMIN A. of Cambridge, 
Mass., b. Boston Sep. 27, 1824, as- 
tronomer, author of sundry works, Ph. D. 
Gottingen, LL.D. Harvard and Columbia 
Colleges, corr. member of academies of 
Paris, Gottingen, Berlin, St. Petersburg, 
Vienna, etc. (m. Oct. 29, 1861, Mary 
Apthorp, only dau. of Josiah Quincy, 
Jr., of Boston); son of Benjamin Apthorp 
of Boston, b. Lancaster, Mass., June 15, 
1787, d. Boston Oct. 24, 1859, grad. Har- 
vard Coll. 1814, principal of Boston Latin 
School 1814-28, editor of many editions of 
the classics (m. Dec. 2, 1823, Lucretia 
Dana, dau. of Nathaniel and Lucretia 
[Dana] Goddard of Boston); son of Ben- 
jamin of Lancaster and Newburyport, 
Mass., b. Topsfield, Mass., May 15, 1751, 
d. Newburyport May 30, 1841, fought at 
Lexington and Bunker Hill, captain, served 
on the Hudson and Long Island as well as 
in Massachusetts (m. July 19, 1781, Gri- 
selda A., dau. of Gershom Flagg of Boston); 
son of John of Topsfield, Mass., b. there 
Jan. 29, 1709-10, d. Watertown, Mass., 
June 21, 1778, member Mass. Legislature 
(m. Jan. 5, 1748-9, Esther, dau. of John 
Giles of Salem); son of Zaccheus of Tops- 
field, Mass., b. there Mar. 26, 1672, d. there 
Apr. 29, 1739 (m. Jan. 21, 1702, Elizabeth, 
dau. of John Curtis); son of John of Tops- 
field, Mass., b. there June io-2i, 1635, d. 



Jan. 26, 1709-TO, captain in provincial in- 
fantry (m. Oct. 13, 1660, Sarah, dau. of 
John Baker); son of Zaccheus, b. in Bov- 
ingdon, Eng., in 1589; son of Richard. 

JEFFERIS, MORTIMER T. of West 
Chester, Pa., clergyman of the Prot. 
Episcopal Church; son of Horatio Town- 
send of West Chester, Pa., b. West White- 
land, Pa., June 22, 1789, d. West Chester, 
Pa., May 14, 1836 (m. Mar. 27, 1816, Han- 
nah Paul); son of John of West White- 
land, Pa., b. in Chester co., Pa., Jan. 28, 
1763, d. West Chester, Pa., July 22, 1825 
(m. ist, Mar. 29, 1787, Hannah, dau. of 
John and Hannah Carpenter of West Brad- 
ford, Pa., m. 2d, Jane Bishop); son of 
Samuel, b. in Chester co.. Pa., Oct. 6, 
1736, d. West Chester, Pa., Feb. 28, 1823 
(m. Nov. 24, 1759, Margaret, dau. of John 
and Joanna Townsend of East Bradford, 
Pa., he son of Joseph Townsend of Buckle- 
berry, Eng., who settled in E. Bradford 
in 1725); son of William of E. Bradford, 
Pa., d. there Nov. 23, 1773 (m. Elizabeth, 
dau. of Nathaniel Ring who settled in 
Chester CO. in 1710, d. 1714); son of Robert 
of West Bradford, Pa., d. there 1738 (m. 
abt. 1692, Jane Chandler), he is first men- 
tioned as a witness at a court held at Chester, 
Pa., Sep., 1685, he settled in Chester co. 
1701. 

HOLMAN, WILLIAM C. of West Ran- 
dolph, Vt., b. Braintree, Vt., lived 
on the farm where he was born forty years, 
lieut. in 9th regt. co. G, Vt. Vols, in civil 
war (m. Mar. i, 1854, Hannah R., dau. of 
Solomon and Lovina [Flint] Ferry), has 
three children: Ada M., William I, and 
Alvan C; son of Leonard of Braintree, 
Vt., b. there July 9, 1797, d. there Mar. 
12, 1878 (m. 1824, Eunice, b. Mar. 21, 
1803, dau. of Amasa and Hannah [Mor- 
ton] Flint); son of Solomon of Brain- 
tree, Vt., b. Millbury, Mass., May 24, 
1766, d. Braintree Nov. 26, 1862 (m. May 
I, 1793, Sally, dau. of Seth Mann of 
Braintree); son of Jonathan of Sutton, 
Mass., b. there 1733, d. Feb. 25, 1814, 
colonel in Revolution; son of Solomon 
of Sutton, Mass., b. Newburyport Nov. 
25, 1697, d. Sutton Apr. 17, 1785 (m. 



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Mary); son of Solomon of England, was \ 
pressed on board of a man-of-war, and 
when the vessel touched on the American 
coast for water he made his escape and 
settled in Massachusetts. 

HOWARD, CECIL HAMPDEN 
CUTTS of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. 
Brattleboro, Vt., Sep. 5, 1862, author of 
" Brattleboro in Verse and Prose," "Life 
of Gen. J. W. Phelps," corr. member N. 
E. Hist. Gen. Soc, member Maine His- 
torical Societ)^ member American Hist. 
Soc, L. L Hist. Soc, contributor to peri- 
odical literature, etc, is compiling a *' His- 
tory of the Cutts Family in America " ; 
eldest son of Abel Trumbull of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., b. W. Hartford, Vt., Nov. i, 
1830, grad. Dartmouth Coll. (m. Aug. 24, 
1861, Anna Holyoke, dau. of Hon. Hamp- 
den and Mary P. S. [Jarvis] Cutts, desc. 
of Gov. Dudley, Wm. Pynchon, Edw. Hol- 
yoke, the tenth pres. of Harvard Coll., 
John Rogers, fifth pres. Harv, Coll., Sir 
Wm. Pepperrell, Maj.-Gen. Daniel Gookin, 
Chf. Justice Samuel Sewall and Robert 
Cutts of Kittery, Me.); son of Abel of 
W. Hartford, Vt., b. Pomfret, Vt., Feb. 5, 
1805, d. Hartland, Vt., Oct. i, 1885 (m. 
Sep. 29, 1829, Mar3'^E. Hunt, desc. of Wm. 
Phelps of Dorchester 1631, Elder John 
Strong and Gov. Webster of Ct.); son of 
Abel of Pomfret, Vt., b. Sturbridge, Mass., 
Aug. 30, 1770, d. Pomfret 1804, physician, 
his practice extended over a large field, 
was the first of his family to remove to 
Vermont (m. 1804, Mrs. Sarah [Armstrong] 
Hyde, desc. of Ezra Armstrong); son of 
William of Sturbridge, Mass., killed at 
battle of White Plains, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1776 
(m. Oct. 26, 1769, Zilpha Bugbee, fourth in 
descent from Joseph Bugbee the emigrant). 

BARDWELL, WILLIS ARTHUR of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., b. at Williamstown, 
Mass., Oct. 15, 1840, is the librarian of 
Brooklyn Library; son of Josephus, b. 
Leyden, Mass., Oct. 9, 1790, d. June i, 
1847 (m. Oct. 16, 1837, EdaLeland); son of 
Obadiah, b. Belchertown, Mass., Sep. 18, 
1757, d. Williamstown Mar. 10, 1853, served 
in Revolution (m. Oct. 24, 1782, Mehitabel 
Smith); son of Joseph, b. Hatfield, Mass., 



1713, d. June I, 1791 (m. May i, 1735, 
Lydia Morton), an early settler of Belcher- 
town 1732, active in church affairs, on town 
com. to prevent sale of British goods 1774, 
member Council of Safety 1775-6; son of 
John, b. Hatfield Aug. 28, 1687, d. there 
May 25, 1728, estate inventoried at ;^428 
(m. Mehitabel Graves); son of Robert, b. 
in England 1647, d. at Hatfield, Mass., Jan. 
9, 1726, came from London, England, in 
1670, by trade a hatter, sergeant in the In- 
dian wars in eastern Mass., commanded 
two of the forts, was bearer of dispatches 
to Hadley 1675, located at Hatfield, com- 
manded the troops there 1676, joined Capt. 
Turner's expedition which routed and 
killed about 240 Indians, after the war he 
had a large farm there (m. Mary, dau. of 
Wm. Gull of Hatfield and had ten children). 

McCALL, ANSEL JAMES, of Bath, N. 
Y., b. at Painted Post, N. Y., Jan. 
14, 1816, grad. Union Coll. 1838, admitted 
to bar 1841, commenced practice of the 
law in Bath Jan. i, 1842 (m. Aug. 20, 1856, 
Mary A., dau. of Dr. Simpson and Phebe 
[Stearns] Ellas of Brattleboro, Vt.); son of 
Ansel of Painted Post, N. Y., b. Lebanon 
Springs, N. Y., July 5, 1770, d. Painted 
Post Aug. 31, 1815, removed with his 
father to Delaware co., N. Y., in 1784, en- 
gaged in lumbering and farming, moved to 
Ovid, N. Y., in 1798, engaged in mer- 
chandising, established Kidder's Ferry 
across Cayuga lake, moved to Painted Post 
in 1804, erected a saw and grist-mill (m. 
ist, June 15, 1792, Sarah Weed, m. 2d, 
Aug. 10, 1809, Ann Shannon, b. in Bucks 
CO., Pa., Dec. 20, 1788, was of large intel- 
ligence and great force of character, active 
in religious work, dau. of Robert and 
Sarah [McCalla] Shannon); son of Benajah 
of Walton, N. Y., b. Colchester, Ct., Sep. 
12, 1743, d. Walton Dec. 18, 1824, moved 
from Lebanon, Ct., to Lebanon Springs,* 
N. Y., 1769, was with the Northern army 
at Saratoga 1777, kept a store and hotel at 
Lebanon Spa, moved to Delaware co., N. 
Y., 1784, and engaged in farming and lum- 
bering (m. ist, Jan. 17, 1768, Abigail, dau. 
of John and Rebecca Comstock of Say- 
brook, m. 2d, 1777, Mrs. Naomi Crampton, 



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m. 3d, Feb. 3, 1783, Mrs. Lois Brinsmade); 
son of James of Lebanon, Ct., b. Marsh- 
field, Mass., Mar. i, 1715, d. Lebanon, Ct., 
Feb. 2, 1767, farmer, land-owner (m. Nov. 
20, 1740, Eunice, dau. of James and Mary 
Bates of East Haddam, Ct., gr.-dau. of 
James Bates, a first settler there); son of 
James of Lebanon, Ct., b. Marshfield, 
Mass., Oct. 30, 1690, d. Lebanon Dec. 27, 
1755, owner of lands in Marshfield and 
Duxbury which he sold, and purchased 500 
acres in Lebanon, where he removed in 
1723 (m. ist, Nov. 15, 1711, Rachel, dau. of 
Daniel Turner, son of Humphrey Turner 
of Scituate, she d. Dec. 8, 1716, m. 2d, 
Hannah Green); son of James of Marsh- 
field, Mass., d. there May 9, 1693, freeman 
there Mar., 1684 (m. Anna), he may have 
been a son of James Mycall of Braintree, 
Mass., who had a son b. Jan. 10, 1659 by 
that name, and is supposed to have been 
sent to New England among the Scotch 
prisoners taken by Cromwell 1651-2. The 
name has been variously spelled Macall, 
Mackall, McAll, some think it was first 
Mikell or Michell. 

MANNING, JACOB WARREN of 
Reading, Mass., b. at Bedford, N. 
H., Feb. 20, 1826, moved to Chelmsford, 
Mass., Mar. 15, 1847, nurseryman, moved 
to Reading 1854, and established the Read- 
ing nursery, still continued, has introduced 
many new fruit and ornamental trees, is 
member of many horticultural and agricul- 
tural societies (m. Dec. 25, 1858, Lydia 
Brooks, dau. of Abiel and Mary L. [Felt] 
Chandler, he eighth in descent from Wil- 
liam Chandler of Roxbury 1637, she dau. of 
Jacob and Eliza [Neagles] Felt); has five 
sons: i., Warren Henry Manning of Read- 
ing, b. Nov. 7, i860, botanist and member 
of staff of Frederick Law Olmstead, the 
landscape gardener, ii, William Solomon 
Manning of Reading, b. Dec. 8, 1862, m, 
Jacob Woodward Manning of Reading, b. 
June I, 1866, iv, Abiel Chandler Manning, 
b. Dec. 15, 1874, and z/, Benjamin Fletcher 
Manning, b. Jan. 6, 1877; son of Solomon 
of Bedford, N. H., b. Chelmsford, Mass., 
May 17, 1799, d. Bedford Nov. 6, 1862, 
when young he worked five years for Dud- 



ley Hall, a noted farmer and distiller of 
Medford, Mass., and having saved $1,000 
and married he' bought a farm in Bedford in 
1825, where he remained (m. i823,Mary,dau. 
of Jonas and Polly [Woodward] Fletcher, 
desc. of Robert Fletcher, an early settler 
of Concord, Mass.), had three other sons: 
i [oseph Manning of Lake City, Minn., b. 
Apr. 24, 1824, real estate dealer, ii, Dudley 
Hall Manning of Grinnell, Iowa, b. Oct. 24, 
1829, contractor, m, Solomon Manning of 
Bedford, N. H., b. Aug. 29, 1831, farmer 
on the homestead; son of Jacob of Chelms- 
ford until 1806, b. Billerica, Mass., Dec. 
16, 1771, d. Lyndeboro, N. H., 1811-2, 
cabinet-maker, afterward kept the Parker 
tavern in Lyndeboro (m. Apr. 26, 1796, 
Lucy Andrews of Carlisle, Mass.); his son 
Jacob moved to Greenwood, N. Y., and 
lived in a log cabin where was born Rev. 
Jacob Merrill Manning, pastor of Old South 
Church, Boston; son of Jacob of Billerica, 
Mass., b. there Nov. 8, 1739, d. Lyndeboro 
Nov. 8, 1810, farmer (m. June 2, 1763, Sarah 
Butterfield of Chelmsford); son of Jacob 
of Billerica, b. there Mar. 27, 1710, d. there 
Sep. 5, 1762 (m. Jan. 20, 1736-7, Martha 
Beard of Billerica); son of William of 
Billerica, b. there June 27, 1677, d. there 
Mar. 25, 1764 (m. ist, Elizabeth French, 
m. 2d, Apr. 19, 1737, Mary Shedd); son of 
Samuel, b. Cambridge, Mass., July 21, 
1644, d. Feb. 22, 1710-11, moved early to 
Billerica and bought land there 1662, where 
he built the old garrison house known as 
the Manning Tavern, still standing, was 
town clerk six years, representative 1695 
(m. 1st, Apr. 13, 1664, Eliz. Stearns, m. 
2d, Abiah Wright); son of William, b. in 
England 1620, d. at Cambridge, Mass., 
Mar. 14, 1696, inherited the homestead, 
merchant, built and owned a wharf and 
warehouse at s. w. cor. of Dunster and 
South streets, bought a house and lot on 
s. e. cor. 1646, held high town oflSces i66a- 
83 (m. Dorothy, d. July 26, 1692, aged 
eighty); only son of William, Senior, an 
early settler of Cambridge, Mass., 1635, 
purchased an estate there 1638, appears on 
record there 1643 (m. Susannah, who d. 
Aug. 16, 1650). 



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MARSTON, THOMAS FRANKLIN of 
Great Falls, N. H., b. Mar. 29, 1837, 
keeper Boston and Maine R. R. restaurant 
and owner of real estate in Great Falls 
where he has a fine residence (m. May 12, 
1856, Olive, dau. of Elbin Lord of Lebanon, 
Me., no male issue), and CHARLES ED- 
WIN of Dover, N. H., b. Apr. 30, 1845, 
proprietor of the Dover Foundry and Ma- 
chine Works for mfg. all kinds of iron ma- 
chinery, etc. (m. Sep. 30, 1875, Annie Au- 
gusta, dau. of Oliver H. Lord of Great 
Falls, N. H.); only sons of Thomas of 
Great Falls, N. H., b. Effingham July 31, 
1808, moved to Portsmouth, thence to Great 
Falls, an old-time stage driver and livery 
keeper (m. 1830, Almira, dau. of Samuel 
Duncan of Newcastle, N. H.); fourth son 
of Thomas of Eflingham, b. North Hamp- 
ton Dec. 7, 1779, d. Effingham, farmer (m. 
1801, Sarah Maloon); second son of Jere- 
miah of Effingham, b. North Hampton 
Jan. 2, 1753, settled on a farm in Effingham 
in 1780 (m. 1775-6, Hannah Lamprey of 
North Hampton); eldest son of Thomas 
of North Hampton, b. in Hampton July 
31, 1728, d. Mar. 24, 1807, pioneer farmer 
(m. 1751-2, Elizabeth Page); youngest son 
of Thomas of Hampton, N. H., b. July 
14, 1687, d. 1755, farmer^m. Dec. 31, 1713, 
Deborah, dau. of John and Abigail Dear- 
born); third son of Ephraim W. whose 
descent from William, Sr., is given in the 
preceding Marston lineages. Not one of 
this lineage ever settled out of New Hamp- 
shire. 

CHILD, ELI AS of Utica, N. Y., b. at 
Exeter, N. Y., Sep. 3, 1806, graduated 
Union College 1828, studied at Auburn 
Theological Seminary, was settled minister 
in two parishes in native State, called to 
Albion, Mich., withdrew on account of ill- 
health, author of the "Child Genealogy," 
1881, embracing the period from 1630 to 1881 
— also many articles for the journalistic 
press (m. ist, Aug. 29, 1831, Melissa Hollis- 
ter, d. July 18, 1832, m. 2d, May 11, 1833, 
Sylvina Thorp, d. Oct. 5, 1865. m. 3d, Oct. 16, 
1867, Susan P. Cleaveland); son of Elisha 
of Exeter, N. Y., b. at N. Woodstock, Ct., 
Feb. II, 1780, d. at Exeter, N. Y., Oct. 13, 



1822, farmer, an early settler of Exeter 
about 1805, a superior man and highly es- 
teemed as a citizen (m. 1802, Nancy, dau. of 
Capt. Willard Child and Lydia, sister of 
Rev. Jedediah Morse, the great American 
geographer and father of Samuel F. B. 
Morse, inventor of the Morse telegraph); 
son of Capt. Elias of N. Woodstock, Ct., 
b. Dec. 28, 1755, a prosperous and wealthy 
farmer (m. ist. Mar. 18, 1779, Dorothea 
Morse, d. 1786, m. 2d, Mar. 18, 1790, So- 
phia Morse, d. Feb. 28,1826); son of Capt. 
Elisha of Woodstock, Ct., b. Feb. 11, 1725, 
d. Nov. 22, 1796, prominent in town. State 
and church affairs, representative to General 
Court (m. Jan. 6, 1750, Alice Manning, b. 
1728, d. 1798); son of Ephraim of Wood- 
stock, Ct., b. at Roxbury, Mass., Dec. 18, 
1683, d. at Woodstock Nov. 22, 1759, lieut. 
I753> served in Revolution (m. 1710, Pris- 
cilla, dau. of Daniel Harris of Brookline, 
Mass.); son of Benjamin, b. at Roxbury, 
Mass., 1656, d. Jan. 24, 1724 (m. Mar. 7, 
1683, Grace, dau. of Dea. Edward Morris 
of Roxbury); son of Benjamin of Roxbury, 
Mass., b. in England, d. at Roxbury, Mass., 
Oct. 14, 1678, came from England in 1630 
(with his uncle Ephraim who was a personal 
friend of Gov. John Winthrop), and was the 
emigrant ancestor of the greater number 
of the name in America, was one of the 
thirty who contributed for the erection of 
the first church in Roxbury. 

VAN VECHTEN, ABRAHAM VAN 
WYCK of New York city, b. at 
Bloomingburgh, N. Y.,grad. Williams Col- 
lege 1847, went to N. Y. city 1848, studied 
law there with Horace Holden, took his 
first, present and only office (1888) June, 
1852, at n. w. cor. William and Pine streets 
(m. June i, 1853, Mary Van Zandt Lane, 
gr.-gr.-dau. of Peter Pra Van Zandt, a 
merchant of Holland descent whose house 
[of Holland bricks] still stands on n. w. 
cor. Water street and Burling slip, N. Y. 
city, and whose country place of several 
acres was across Madison, Fourth and 
Third avenues north of Beekman Hill and 
embracing Sixty-second street); son of 
Samuel of Fishkill, N. Y., after 1846, b. at 
Catskill, N. Y., Aug. 4, 1796, d. East Fish- 



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20I 



kill, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1882, grad. Union 
Coll. 1818 (in class with Bishops Alonzo 
Potter and Geo. W. Doane), grad. Rutgers 
Theol. Sem. 1822, was second pastor of 
Bloomingburgh Ref. Dutch Church 1825- 
41, then at Fort Plain, N. Y., three years 
(m. Sep. 24, 1824, Louisa, second dau. of 
Gen. Abraham Van Wyck of Fishkill, gr.- 
dau. of Theodorus Van Wyck, member of 
the second and third provincial congresses, 
gt.-gr.dau. of Theodorus Van Wyck, one 
of the first settlers of Fishkill, gt.-gt. -gt.-gr.- 
dau. of Cornelius Barentse Van Wyck 
who came from Holland to Flatbush, L. I., 
about 1659, a descendant of Jacob Van 
Asch Van Wyck, one of the first presidents 
of the Univ. of Utrecht, Holland); son of 
Sainnel of Catskili, N. Y., b. there Sep. 
23 or 28, 1792, d. there Feb. 12, 1813, an 
officer in two Albany regiments in Revolu- 
tion, was a county judge, owned consid- 
erable land, one of the original grantees of 
the ferry franchise across the Hudson river 
at Catskili, and one of the proprietors of 
the old turnpike still in operation from 
Catskili westward (m. Sarah VanOrden, b. 
Aug. 18, 1758, d. Dec. 12, 1824, buried at 
Schenectady, N. Y., sister of Jacob Van 
Orden, lawyer at Catskili, mother of Rev. 
Dr. Jacob Van Vechten, pastor of First 
Ref. Dutch Ch. at Schenectady); son of 
Teunis of Catskili, N. Y., b. there Apr. i, 
1707, d. there Apr. 3, 1785, a commissioned 
officer, was at Braddock's defeat, was buried 
in the (for more than 200 years) family 
burying ground near his residence at Cats- 
kill, a mile west of the present village, and 
the Reformed Dutch church in the village 
is on a part of his village property (m. Dec. 
ii> 1747, Jeudyeckye or Judy Ten Broeck 
of the old Ten Broeck famil}^ b. Oct. i, 
1723, d. Mar. 8, 1783, buried in said V. V. 
family plat); son of Teiinis of Catskili, N. 
Y., b. there May 24, 1668, d. there 1707, 
buried in family plat (m. Nov. 28, 1694, 
Caatje Van Petten), his brother Samuel's 
full size portrait, probably painted in Hol- 
land, nearly 200 years old, is still preserved; 
son of Dirck Teunisse of Catskili, N. Y., 
b. near Albany 1643, d. at Catskili Nov. 
25, 1702, lived, died and buried on the 
place at Catskili, granted him by patent 
26 



from Gov. Dongan 1686, which place is in 
the part where the homestead residence has 
always stood and is now possessed by his 
descendant (m. Jannetie Vreeland); son of 
Tennis Dirckse Van Vechten who came 
from Vechten, two and one-half miles from 
Utrecht, Holland, with wife, child and two 
servants via Rotterdam in ship "Arms of 
Norway " about 1638, to old Albany county, 
N. Y., and in 1648 was owner of land near 
Greenbush, N. Y., now possessed by de- 
scendants. Vechten is the place where one 
of two Roman camps was at the crossing of 
the Rhine. The river Vecht has its origin 
near by. The name was first Vectum 
meaning a place of fighting, and the name 
Van Vechten has been prominent in Roman 
church and other records at Utrecht from 
A. D. 1200 down. A fort now stands, re- 
cently renewed, at the very spot of the 
Roman camp at Vechten and hundreds of 
Roman relics recovered. 

ABBOT, HENRY LARCOM of New 
York city, b. at Beverly, Mass., Aug. 
13, 1831, grad. West Point 1854, engaged 
on railroad surveys between Oregon and 
Cal. 1855-7, assistant in Office of Explora- 
tions and Surveys, Washington, D. C, and 
on hydrographic survey of delta of Miss, 
river. La., 1857-61, served during civil 
war 1861-65, as engineer in various capaci- 
ties till 1863, being present at Bull Run, 
and the Virginia peninsular campaign and 
on Gen. Banks' expedition to Gulf of Mex- 
ico, became col. ist Ct. heavy artillery Jan., 
1863, chief of siege artillery of armies against 
Richmond from June, 1864, till close of war, 
chief eng. of Fort Fisher exped. Jan., 1865, 
bvt. maj.-gen. of volunteers and bvt. brig.- 
gen. U. S. A. Mar. 13, 1865, since stationed 
at Willet's Pt., N. Y. harbor, from 1868 in 
command of the post, since 1886 stationed 
in N. Y. city, col. engineers U.S. A. Oct., 
1886, member of various scientific societies, 
including Nat. Acad, of Sciences and Amer. 
Acad. Arts and Sciences, LL.D. Harvard 
Coll. 1886 (m. Apr. 2, 1856, Mary Susan, 
dau. of Rev. Stevens Everett of Hallowell, 
Me., and has three children: Frederic 
Vaughan Abbot, grad. West Point 1879, 
first lieut. of engineers U. S. A., Marion 



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Stanley Abbot and Elinor Everett Abbot); 
and EDWIN HALE ABBOT of Mil- 
waukee, Wis., and Cambridge, Mass., b. 
at Beverly, Mass., Jan. 26, 1834, grad. 
Harvard Coll. 1855, tutor there 1857-62, 
grad. Harv. Law Sch. 1861, practised law 
in Boston 1862-75, has had an office also in 
Milwaukee since 1875, and now has one 
also in New York, has been engaged since 
1875 in railroad and corporate litigation 
and is trustee in possession of Wise. Cent. 
R. R. (m. Sep. 19, 1866, MarthaTrask, dau. 
of Eben Steele of Portland, Me., and has 
two children, Philip Stanley Abbot and 
Edwin Hale Abbot); and FRANCIS EL- 
LINGWOOD ABBOT of Cambridge, 
Mass., b. in Boston Nov. 6, 1836, grad. 
Harvard Coll. 1859, grad. MeadvilleTheol. 
Sem. 1863, ordained Unitarian Soc, Dover, 
N. H., Aug. 31, 1864, resigned Apr. i, 
1868, minister of Independent Soc, Dover, 
until Oct. I, 1868, of Toledo, O., Sep., 1869 
-Mar., 1873, editor of " The Index " Jan. i, 
1870-July I, 1880, since a teacher at New 
York and Cambridge, author " Equal 
Rights in Religion " 1876, " Scientific The- 
ism " 1885, numerous articles in North 
American Review, etc., etc. (m. Aug. 3, 1859, 
Katharine Fearing, dau. of David Loring of 
Concord, Mass., and has three children: 
Everett Vergnies Abbot, grad. Harvard 
Coll. 1886, Edward Stanley Abbot, grad. 
Harvard Coll. 1887, and Fanny Larcom 
Abbot); and WILLIAM FITZHALE of 
Worcester, Mass., b. at Boston Apr. 27, 
1853, grad. Harvard Coll. 1874, teacher in 
Boston 1874-6, in Indianapolis 1877-80, and 
in Worcester since (m. Dec. 28, 1882, 
Caroline Ward, dau. of Edmund Quincy 
Sewall of Milwaukee, desc. of Chief Justice 
Samuel Sewall, the Puritan judge, thro' 
Rev. Joseph, Samuel, Samuel and Rev. 
Edmund Quincy Sewall, and has two chil- 
dren: Edmund Quincy Abbot and Hale 
Wellington Abbot); sons of Joseph Hale 
of Boston, Mass., b. Wilton, N. H., Sep. 
25, 1802, d. Cambridge, Mass., Apr. 7, 
1873, grad. Bowdoin Coll. 1822, teacher 
at Beverly, Mass., Bowdoin Coll., Phillips 
Exeter Acad, and a young ladies' private 
school Boston, member Amer. Acad. Arts 
and Sci., contributor to Silliman's Journal, 



JV. A, Review, Atlantic Monthly, etc. (m. 
May 13, 1830, Fanny, dau. of Capt. Henry 
Larcom of Beverly, desc. of the emigrant 
Mordecai Larcom of Ipswich, Mass., thro' 
Cornelius, David and Henry); son of Ezra 
of Wilton, N. H., b. there Feb. 8, 1772, d. 
there Apr. 3, 1847, capt. of militia, deacon, 
starch mfr., inherited paternal farm (m. 
Oct. 6, 1799, Rebekah, dau. of Lieut. Jo- 
seph Hale, niece of Capt. Nathan Hale of 
Rev. fame, desc. of emigrant Robert Hale 
thro' Rev. John, Samuel and Richard); 
son of Abiel of Wilton, N. H., b. Andover, 
Mass., Apr. 19, 1741, o. s., d. Wilton Aug. 
19, 1809, settled there 1764, capt. 6th reg. 
N. H. militia 1769, major 5th reg. N. H. 
militia 1776-81, selectman, rep., etc. forty 
years (m. Nov. 20, 1764, Dorcas, dau. of 
Benj. Abbot of Andover, desc. of emigrant 
George thro' Benj.); son of John of An- 
dover, Mass., b. there Aug. 3, 1704, d. 
there Nov. 10, 1793, capt. 4th reg. Essex 
CO. militia 1754, selectman, inherited home- 
stead farm (m. Sep. 28, 1732, Phebe, dau. 
of John Fiske of Boxford, desc. of emi- 
grant Wm. Fiske of Wenham, Mass., thro' 
Samuel); son of John of Andover, b. there 
Nov. 2, 1674, d. there Jan. i, 1754, deacon, 
selectman, inherited homestead farm (m. 
Jan. 6, 1703, Elizabeth, prob. dau. of Rich- 
ard Harnden of Reading, Mass., who d. Oct. 
10, 1693); son of John of Andover, b. there 
Mar. 2, 1648, d. there Mar. 19, 1721, deacon, 
selectman, inherited homestead farm (m. 
Nov. 17, 1673, Sarah, dau. of Richard Bar- 
ker, a first settler of Andover); son of 
Oeorge of Andover, b. England 1615, d. 
Andover Dec. 24, 1681, an early settler 
there, came about 1644, ancestor of the 
largest branch of the Abbot family (m. Dec. 
12, 1646, Hannah, dau. of Wm. Chandler 
the emigrant, of Roxbury, Mass.). 

PAULISON, JOHN PAUL of Tenafly, 
N. J., b. at Hackensack, N. J., Nov. 
19, 1822, pres. Sun Mutual Marine Ins. 
Co. of N. Y. 1869-86, member Bd. of Ma- 
rine Underwriters of N. Y. many years, 
member N. Y. Chamber of Commerce, 
member Amer. Geog. Soc. and of Holland 
Soc. of N. Y., member 7th regiment since 
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(m. May ir, 1842, Margaret Ann, dau. of 
Joseph Drake Smith and Clarissa Trap- 
hagen of New York city); son of Paul 
of Hackensack, N. J., b. there Jan. 31, 
1770, d. there Jan. 6, 1832, grad. Princeton 
Coll. 1794 (m. Oct. 13, 1813, Mary Cleve- 
land, b. Aug. 21, 1793, d. Dec, 11, 1873, 
desc. of Moses Cleveland who came from 
Ipswich, Eng,, in 1635 to Woburn, Mass.); 
son of John of Hackensack, N. J., b. there 
1746, d. there May 17, 1826 (m. Gertrude 
Terhune, b. 1744, d. Aug. 24, 1827); son of 
Paiilus Martense of Hackensack, N. J., 
b. there Mar. 24, 1733, d. there before 1767 
(m. Rachel Demarest, and both joined Ref, 
Dutch Church there in 1731); son of Mar- 
ten Pauwelse, b. Bergen, N. J., Apr. 2, 
1663, d. at Hackensack, N. J., joined Dutch 
church there 1694, obtained with others a 
patent for lands there Nov. 30, 1694 (m. 
Mar. 25, 1694, Margrietje Westervelt); son 
of Paulas Pieterse, b. in Merwen, Hol- 
land, d. in Bergen, N. J., Dec. 18, 1702, 
moved from New Amsterdam to Bergen 
1660, commr. to fortify Bergen against In- 
dians 1663, received from Gov. Stuyvesant 
patents for five parcels of land about Ber- 
gen 1663, commr. to erect block houses to 
protect town against the Duke of York's 
expedition 1664, was one of the founders 
of the Dutch church there 1664, took oath 
of allegiance to Duke's government Nov. 
20, 1665 (m. at New Amsterdam Sep. i, 
1658, Trintje Martens, b. at Akess, Prus- 
sian Saxony, d. Bergen, N. J., May ig, 
1702). 

CHURCH, WILLIAM CONANT of 
New York city, b. Rochester, N. Y., 
Aug. II, 1836, publisher of N. Y. Sun i860, 
capt. U. S. Vols. 1862, brvt. major gnd 
lieut.-col. 1865, commr. to inspect Northern 
Pacific R. R. 1882, established with his 
brother Francis, the "Army and Navy 
Journal " in 1863, and is now its editor and 
proprietor, proprietor and editor "Galaxy 
Magazine" 1866-7, contributor to "The 
Century," etc. (m. Apr. 2, 1863, Mary Eliza- 
beth Metcalf, desc. of Michael Metcalf 
who came from Tutterford, Eng.', in 1637 
to Dedham, Mass., and dau. of Loreno 
Delano Cheever of same desc. as Rev. Dr. 



Cheever); and FRANCIS PHARCELLUS 
CH URCH of New York city, b. at Roches- 
ter, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1839, grad. Columbia 
Coll. 1859, with his brother founded and 
edited the "Galaxy Magazine," is a lead- 
ing editorial writer for New York daily 
journals and proprietor " Army and Navy 
Journal " (m. 1873, Elizabeth Wickham); 
and JOHN ADAMS CHURCH of New 
York city, b. at Rochester, N. Y., Apr. 
5, 1843, grad. Columbia Coll. Sch. of Mines 
1867, studied in Europe 1868-70, editor 
" Engineering and Mining Journal " 1872-4, 
prof, of mining and metallurgy in Univ. of 
Ohio 1878, supt. of Tombstone, Ariz., Mill 
and Mining Co. 1881, opening silver mines 
for Chinese government in Mongolia 
1887-9, ^^^ published several pamphlets on 
mining, metallurgy, etc.; sons of Pharcel- 
lus of Tarrytown, N. Y., b. Seneca, N. Y., 
Sep. II, 1801, d. Tarrytown June 10, 1886, 
clergyman, grad. Madison Univ. 1824, 
D. D. 1847, held pastorates at Prov., R. L, 
N. Orleans, La., Rochester, N. Y., Boston, 
Mass., etc., editor N. Y. Chronicle 1854- 
65, delegate of Evangelical Alliance to 
Europe 1846, an originator of Rochester 
Univ., asso. editor at Boston of "Watch- 
man and Reflector," interested in literary 
work and promotion of Christian union, 
author of numerous religious works (m. 
May 13, 1828, Chara Emily, dau. of 
John Conant of Brandon, Vt., desc. of 
Roger Conant); son of Willard, b. Mans- 
field, Ct., Sept. 7, 1758, d. Hartland, 
Mich., Sept. 17, 1846, served at capture of 
Stony Point and a prisoner on Jersey 
prison ship (m. 1795, Sarah Davis, b. 1780, 
d. Ontario, N. Y., 1841, dau. of Jonathan, 
b. Stonington, Ct., d. about 1825, m. Me- 
hitabel Bowen, b. Jewett City, Ct., d. 1840 
-5); son of Jonathan of Mansfield, Ct., b. 
1725-30 (m . Abigail Cady of Killingly, Ct.). 

"pOLLINS, JOHN RODMAN of Law- 
JLt' rence, Mass., b. at Newbury, Mass., 
Feb. 9, 1817, grad. Dartmouth Coll. 1836, 
A. M. 1839, teacher twelve years, town 
clerk of Lunenburg seven years, paymaster 
of Essex CO. eleven years, cashier of Pacific 
mills thirteen years, bank cashier seven 
years, mayor of Lawrence 1857-8, capt. in 



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Union army 1862-3, author " Rawlins or 
Rollins Genealogy," and a "History of 
Lawrence " (m. Nov. 20, 1844, Sarah Stearns 
Patterson); son of Col. John of Newbury, 
Mass., b. Aug. 17, 1793, d. Feb. 22, 1833 
(m. 1815, Elizabeth Saw\'er); son of John 
of Gloucester, Mass., b. Aug. 5, 1765, d. 
July 5, 1845, merchant (m. May 7, 1787, 
Martha S. Houston); son of Eliplialet of 
Groveland, Mass., b. 1726, d. Nov. 8, 1799, 
farmer (m. 2d, Jan. 23, 1755, Hannah Fol- 
lansbee); son of John of Exeter, N. H., b. 
about 1700, d. 1776 (m. July 31, 1722, Mary, 
dau. of Thomas Savary); son of Thomas of 
Exeter, N. H., b, 1641, d. 1706, justice of 
peace 1682 (m. about 1670, Rachel Cox); 
son of James of Dover, N. H., will proved 
July 25, 1691, came to America 1632, set- 
tled at Ipswich, Mass., then at Dover, N. H. 

DOW, JOSEPH of Hampton; N. H., b. 
there Apr. I2, 1807, grad. Dartmouth 
Coll. 1833, M. A. 1836, major 1837, justice 
1840-87, teacher, retired 1862, since en- 
gaged in legal business and authorship, sch. 
supt., deacon since 1857, pres. N. H. Hist. 
Soc. i860, interested in historical studies 
(m. Apr. 14, 1835, Abigail, b. Aug. 4, 1810, 
d. Jan. 28, 1870, dau. of Rev. Jonathan 
French, D. D.); son of Josiah of Hamp- 
ton, b. there Dec. 26, 1764, d. there Oct. 
II, 1840, town treas., selectman, auditor, 
town clerk (m. Oct. i, 1801, Hannah Moul- 
ton, b. May 6, 1766, d. Aug. 4, 1839); son 
of Joseph of Hampton, b. there Dec. 21, 
1729, d. there Dec. 16, 1806, selectman, rep., 
town clerk (m. Dec. 26, 1759, Dorothy, dau. 
of Nathan and Judith [Batchelder] Blake, 
gr.-son of Jasper and Deborah Blake); 
son of Samuel of Hampton, N. H., b. 
there May 25, 1693, d. there Mar. 29, 1755, 
deacon, town clerk (m. Sep. 12, 1717, Mary, 
dau. of Christopher Page, gr.-son of Dea- 
con Robert Page, b. Sep. 20, 1670, d. Feb. 
4, 1751, m. Nov. 14, 1689, Abigail, dau. 
of Daniel Tilton); son of Samuel of 
Hampton, b. Nov. 4, 1662, d. June 20, 
1714, deacon, town clerk, selectman (m. 
ist, Dec. 12, 1683, Abigail Hobbs, m. 2d, 
Feb. 13, 1708, Sarah [Taylor] Garland); 
son of Henry of Hampton, b. 1634(7), d. 
May 6, 1707, selectman, marshal, justice, 



rep., speaker, councillor, etc. (m. ist, June 
17, 1659, Hannah Page, m. 2d, Mary 
[Hussey] Green); son of Henry of Hamp- 
ton, N. H., b. 1608 (?), d. Apr. 21, 1659, 
came to America 1637, representative, etc. 
(m. ist, Feb. 11, 1631, widow Jane Nudd, 
m. 2d, 1641, Margaret Cole). 

MALCOLM, WILLIAM SCHUYLER 
of Oswego, N. Y., b. at Utica, N. 
Y., Jan. 23, 1810 (m. Apr. 14, 1842, Emma 
Jane Lawrence); son of Samuel Bayard 

of New York city, b. there, d. at Stillwater, 
N. Y., 1816, lawyer by profession, was at 
one time private secretary to President 
John Adams (m. 1802, Catherine V. R. 
Schuyler, dau. of Gen. P. Schuyler); son 
of Gen. William of New York city, b. in 
Scotland, d. in New York city 1798, colonel 
in Revolutionary army, one of the first 
persons to die of yellow fever in New York 
city (m. Sarah Ascough). 

"DICE, FRANKLIN P. of Worcester, 
XV Mass., b. at Marlborough, Mass., July 
29, 1852, has compiled and edited the 
"Worcester Proprietary and Town Rec- 
ords," three vols., author of "The Wor- 
cester Book," " Reminiscences of Rev. 
Geo. Allen," and since 1874 has published 
more than fifty books and pamphlets ; son 
of Minot of Worcester, b. Marlborough 
June II, 1823 (m. Sep. i, 1851, Mary B., 
dau. of George and Rachel [Perkins] Fel- 
ton of Marlborough, desc. thro' Joel, Jacob, 
Samuel and John from Nathaniel Felton 
the emigrant, who came to Salem, Mass., 
from England in 1633); son of Abel of 
Marlborough, Mass., b. there June 19, 
1791, d. there Aug. 18, 1855, selectman, 
rep. to Gen. Court, served for a short time 
in war of 1812 (m. June 13, 1812, Betsey 
Hunt of Northborough, Mass., d. May 28, 
1825, aged thirty-three); son of Jabez 
of Marlborough, b. there July 17, 1746,^ 
d. there Nov. 3, 1809 (m. June 27, 1776, 
Alice Howe); son of Jahez of Marlborough, 
b. there Feb. 2, 1702, d. there 17830 ("i- 
June 7, 1732, Hannah Brigham); son of 
Caleb of Marlborough, b. there May 19, 
1666, d. there Jan. 5, 1739, deacon twenty 
years (m. May 21, 1696, Mary Ward, d. 
Aug. 18, 1742, aged sixty-five, dau. of 



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Samuel and Sarah [Howe] Ward); son of 
Joseph; son of Edmund the emigrant from 
England in 1639. 

KASSON, GEORGE M. of Bethlehem, 
Ct., b. there May 19, 1803, teacher 
twenty years, farmer (m. Apr. 7, 1830, 
Lucretia Mason, b. Apr. 8, 1811, dau. 
of Isaac and Cynthia [Mason] Turner); son 
of George D. of Bethlehem, Ct., b. there 
June 2, 1765, d. there June 3, 1828, teacher 
several years, studied medicine two years, 
succeeded to his father's spinning wheel 
manufactory, member Ct. Legislature two 
years, held many town offices (m. 2d, May 
16, 1796, Lucy, dau. of Elisha Steele); son 
of James of Bethlehem, Ct., b. in Ireland 
Nov., 1714, d. Bethlehem July 5, 1791, 
moved there Oct. i, 1760, built in 1760 the 
house in which G. M. K. now lives (m. 
2d, June 8, 1758, Margaret Dixon); son of 
Adam of Voluntown, Ct., b. in Ireland (?) 
1682, d. Voluntown Nov. i, 1752, supposed 
to have come from near Carrickfergus in 
the north of Ireland in 1722 to Boston, 
thence to Voluntown, supposed to be of 
Scotch descent (m. Jane Hall). 

PAXTON, WILLIAM M. of Platte City, 
Mo., b. Washington, Ky., Mar. 2, 
1819, author of " The Marshall Family " and 
two vols, of poems (m. Oct. i, 1840, Mary, 
b. Sep. 25, 1819, dau. of Ezekiel Forman); 
and ALEXANDER M. PAXTON, b. 
Washington, Ky., Feb. 4, 1816, d. Cov- 
ington, Ky., Feb. 12, 1851 (m. Oct. 12, 1840, 
Sallie, b. Apr. 2, 1823, d. June 24, 1854, 
dau. of Philip Bush); sons of James Alex- 
ander of Mason CO., Ky., b. in Rockbridge 
CO., Va., Sep. 13, 1788, d. Washington, 
Ky., Oct. 23, 1825, officer in war of 1812, 
orator and jurist of distinction (m. May 2, 
1811, Maria, b. July 20, 1795, d. Feb. 6, 
1824, dau. of Alex. K. Marshall, sister 
of U. S. Chief Justice John Marshall); 
only child of James of Rockbridge co., 
Va., b. there 1763, d. there 1788 (m. Mar. 
23, 1786, Phoebe of Rockbridge co., Va., 
dau. of John McClung, b. in Ireland 1731, 
and Eliz. Alexander, b. in Ireland Oct. 28, 
1735); fourth son of Jolin of Rockbridge 
CO., Va., b. in Ireland about 1721, d. about 
1780, came with his father and grandfather 



from Ireland about 1735 and settled in 
Adams co., Pa. (m. about 1742 Martha 
Blair); son of John of Adams co.. Pa., b. 
in Ireland (m. Eliz. [Alexander (?)], who 
after his death moved with her three chil- 
dren — John, William and Joseph — to Rock- 
bridge CO., Va., and are the progenitors of 
all the Paxtons of Va. and Ky.); son of 
Samuel of the north of Ireland, emigrated 
in his old age; son of James of Ireland, 
of Scotch-Irish descent. 

ESTES, DANA of Boston, Mass., b. at 
Gorham, Maine, Mar. 4, 1840, moved 
to Augusta, Me., 1855, to Boston 1859, pri- 
vate in 13th Mass. Inf. 1861-2, wounded at 
battle of second Bull Run Aug. 31, 1862, 
became head of publishing house of Estes 
& Lauriat 1872, removed to Brookline, 
Mass., 1881, edited a series of volumes 
called " Half Hour Recreations in Popular 
Science," compiled several volumes of ju- 
venile and standard poetry 1872-4, became 
life member of Am. Archaeol. Inst. 1882, 
of Bostonian Soc. 1883, Am. Asso. Adv. 
Sci. 1884, of Boston Memorial Assoc. 1885, 
director of latter, first sec. Pine Tree State 
Club 1886-9, visited England, entertained 
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Thos. 
Hughes 1887, organized International Copy 
right Assoc, was its first sec. Nov., 1887, 
brought from Northern Italy a large collec- 
tion of Paleo-Italio antiquities of great ar- 
chaeological value 1888, pres. of Brookline 
club 1888-9, ^von the celebrated series of 
Chatterbox International Trademark law- 
suits 1884-9, t)y which foreigners can ac- 
quire copyright in certain classes of books 
in America (m. ist, Apr. 11, 1867, Louisa 
S., d. Aug. I, 1883, dau. of Thomas Reid 
of England and had three children: Fred- 
erick Reid Estes, Dana Estes, Jr. and Philip 
Sidney Estes, m. 2d, Nov. 10, 1884, Grace. 
D. Coues, dau. of Samuel E. and Char- 
lotte Haven [Ladd] Coues Page of Ports- 
mouth, N. H.); son of Joseph, b. at Wind- 
ham, Me., Feb. 3, 1805, commanded a co. 
of infantry in Aroostook war (m. July 10, 
1834, Maria, dau. of Samuel Edwards of 
Gorham, Me., son of Richard of Gorham 
1762, and gt.-gr.-dau. of Hugh and Eliz. 
McLellan who came from Londonderry to 



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Gorham, Me., 1733, he, Hugh, b. in An- 
trim CO., Ireland, 1708, desc. of Sir Hugh 
McL, of Argyle, Scotland); son of Robert 
of Windham, Me., b. there Apr. 27, 1777, 
d. Gorham July 16, 1872 (m. Feb. 20, 1803, 
Dorcas Chestley); son of Samuel of Po- 
land, Me., b. Berwick, Me., Dec. 8, 1751, 
d. May, 1818 (m. Eunice Cobb of West- 
brook, Me., d. May 6, 1833); son of Henry 
of Berwick, d. there July 28, 1792, miller, 
had eighteen children (m. ist, Mary Varney, 
m. 2d, wid. Sarah [Peasley] Allen); son of 
Benjamin of Berwick, b. Lynn, Mass., d. 
at Berwick (m. Elizabeth); son of Richard 
the emigrant, whose Bible, now possessed 
by Dana Estes, has the note: "Richard 
Estes, his book, boht at sea of Thomas 
Edwards, 9 mo, 1684, the nth of ye 7 mo. 
came from ye Downes, the 27th day of the 
9 mo arrived at Boston, the nth of the 10 
mo arrived at Piscattaqua;" son of Robert 
and Dorothy of Dover, Eng. 

DAYIS, JOSEPH of Denver, Col., b. at 
Boston, Mass., Nov. 24, 1840, edu- 
cated at Quincy Grammar School and Eng- 
lish High Sch. of Boston, a Franklin medal 
scholar, private in Co. E, Fifth Mass. Vols. 
1861, Hospital steward, second lieut., first 
lieut. and adj. of Thirtieth reg. inf. Mass. 
Veteran Vols., went to Colorado in 1865, 
member town and city government of Trini- 
dad, Col., several years, pres. Bank of 
Southern Colorado, pres. Trinidad Railroad 
Syndicate, official in many local organiza- 
tions, senior partner firm of Davis & Bar- 
raclough and Davis & Sherman, member of 
G. A. R., etc. (m. Nov. 4, 1874, Sarah 
Augusta, b. at Jerseyville, 111., dau. of 
Abijah and Elizabeth Ann [Riggs] Davis, 
who moved from Middlesex co., N. J., abt. 
1837, desc. of Isaac and Sarah Davis of N. 
J., who were m. abt. 1757), has one son, 
Joseph Swallow Davis; son of William, 
Jr., of Boston, Mass., b. at Roxbury, Mass., 
July 18, 1801, d. at W. Roxbury Apr. 27, 
1865, merchant, agent of the Russian house 
of Steiglitz & Co. for many years (m. ist, 
Jane Ann Hutchings, m. 2d, Oct. 24, 1839, 
Maria, b. Sep. 14, 1817, dau. of Charles 
and Harriet [Fellowes] Davis of Roxbury, 
Mass., her husband's ancestry and her own 



united in Aaron and Mary [Perrin] Davis 
of Roxbury); son of Deacon William of 
Roxbury, Mass., b. there Nov. 18, 1770, d. 
there in Feb., 1849, kept a grocery store 
there, afterward teacher in grammar school 
there, deacon of first church many years 
(m. ist, Sep. 19, 1797, Polly, m. 2d, Sep. 7, 
1800, her half sister Sally, daughters of 
Ralph Smith of Roxbury, son of Jonathan 
and Ruth [Hunting] Smith of Needham); 
son of Moses of Roxbury, Mass., b. there 
Apr. 29, 1744, d. there June 2, 1823, active 
in patriotic proceedings prior to Revolution, 
a minute man at Lexington fight, helped 
build the works at Dorchester Heights, a 
leading merchant, supplied with provisions 
the troops near Roxbury (m. ist. Mar. 13, 
1770, Hannah, b. 1750, dau. of Ebenezer 
and Hannah [Gridley] Pierpont, m. 2d, 
Rebecca, dau. of Robert and Sarah [Perrin] 
Sharp); son of Col. Aaron of Roxbury, b. 
there Apr. 26, 1709, d. at Brookline July 
29> I777> member Provincial Congress 
1774-5 (m. Jan. 25, 1732-3* Mary, b. Mar. 
6, 1715, dau. of Noah and Patience [Walker] 
Perrin); son of Ebenezer of Roxbury, b. 
there Apr. 9, 1678, d. there May 14, 1712, 
blacksmith (m. Apr. 18, 1700, Hannah, b. 
May 12, 1681, dau. of Ebenezer and Han- 
nah [Phillips] White of Weymouth); son 
of William of Roxburj', b. in South 
Wales 1617, d. at Roxbury Dec. 9, 1683 
(m. ist, Elizabeth, d. May 4, 1658, m. 2d, 
Alice Thorpe, d. Feb. 24, 1667, m. 3d, 
Jane, d. May 12, 1714). 

PARSONS, THOMAS J. of Rye, N. H., 
b. there, merchant, was in the West 
Indies 1825-7, lieut. -col. ist reg. N. H. 
State militia, representative 1833-4, senator 
1835-6 (m. Apr. 21, 1824, Eliza, dau. of 
Lieut. Simon Brown and sister of Gen. Ira 
Brown, all of Rye, she d. Dec. 20, 1888); 
and CHARLES G. PARSONS, b. Feb. 29, 
1808, d. in 1844, grad. Dartmouth Coll., 
physician at Washington and Shongoloo, 
Miss.; and WILLIAM H. PARSONS, b. 
July 21, 1813, d. at Hamburg, Germany, 
Sep. 13, 1867, captain in merchant service; 
and JOHN PARSONS, b. Jan. 4, i8i6, 
d. at Bay Port, Florida, May 28, 1888, 
major in Seminole war, on Gen. Reed's 



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staff, merchant in N. Y. city, also Florida; 
and WARREN PARSONS, b. May 28, 
1818, physician in Rye, N. Y.; sons of 
Dr. John Wilkes of Rye, b. there Dec. 
12, 1778, d. there Sep. 18, 1849, physician, 
served in war of 1812 as surgeon on a pri- 
vateer (m. Aug. II, 1803, Abigail, dau. of 
John Garland, son of Col. Benj. Garland of 
Rev. war, all of Rye); son of Dr. Joseph 
of Rye, b. there Dec. 14, 1746, d. there 
Feb. 8, 1832, physician, served in Rev. war 
as surgeon on a privateer and captain of a 
CO. that marched to R. I. and N. Y. States, 
was representative to General Court twenty- 
five years, justice of peace and quorum 
(m. Jan. 31, 1768, Mary, dau. of Amos and 
Mary [Langdon] Seavey); son of Rev. 
Samuel of Rye, N. H., b. 1707, d. Jan. 4, 
1789, grad. Harvard Coll., settled minister 
in Rye, Nov. 3, 1736 (m. Oct. 9, 1739, Mary, 
d. Oct. 15, 1796, dau. of Samuel and Mary 
[Adams] Jones of Boston, Mass., and gt.- 
gr.-dau. of John Adams, uncle of the Rev. 
patriot Samuel Adams); son of Rev. Jo- 
seph, b. 1671, d. 1739, minister at Lebanon, 
Ct., then at Salisbury, Mass. (m. 1701, 
Elizabeth Thompson, d. Kensington, N. 
H., 1774, dau. of Benj., son of Wm. Thomp- 
son of Braintree, Mass.); son of Joseph, 
b. Nov. I, 1647 (m. Elizabeth, dau. of El- 
der John Strong, an ancestor of Gov. Strong 
of Mass.); son of Joseph, known as Cornet 
Joseph Parsons, came from England about 
1635 and settled at Springfield, Mass., re- 
moved to and founder of Northampton, 
Mass., 1645, d. Mar. 25, 1684 (m. Nov. 26, 
1646, Mary Bliss, d. Jan. 29, 1711-2). 

S MEDLEY, SAMUEL LIGHTFOOT of 
Phila., Pa., b. in Edgemont, Pa., Dec. 
29, 1832, educated at Friends' boarding 
school at Westtown, and Morgan's Acad, at 
Germantown, moved to Phila. 1853, entered 
City Surveyor's office, surveyor of Blockley 
1856, one of the city surveyors and regula- 
tors 1858-72, assistant engineer Fairmount 
Park 1867-72, chief engineer and surveyor 
of Phila. 1872 to date, member Fairmount 
Park Com., Bd. of Harbor Com., Bd. of 
Highway Supervisors, Amer. Soc. of Civil 
Engineers since 1874, and many scientific 
and political associations, was rec. sec. 



Historical Soc. of Pa. 1863-78, and is in- 
terested in historical and genealogical re- 
search; son of Samuel Lightfoot of Edge- 
mont, Pa., b. in Middletown tp., Del. co., 
Pa., Apr. 9, 1798, d. Edgemont, Oct. 19, 1834, 
attended Strode's Acad, near West Chester, 
composed some meritorious verses, taught 
school 13 years, carried on farming, sur- 
veying and conveyancing, active in Society 
of Friends, was clerk of their meetings (m. 
May 4, 1826, Hannah, b. June 9, 1804, d. 
June 5, 1870, dau. of Joseph Pennell, b. 
Dec. 3, 1778, d. May 11, 1849, a wealthy 
farmer, son of Abraham Pennell, b. Apr. 
9, 1753, d. Sep. 25, 1740, miller, farmer, 
son of William Pennell, b. 1725, d. 1783, 
owned large tract of land on Chester creek, 
son of Wm. Pennell, b. in England Oct. 
8, 1681, d. 1757 [m. Mary Mercer], son of 
Robert Pennell who came from Boulder- 
ton, Eng., in 1686, with wife Hannah and 
seven children: Ann, Elizabeth, Hannah, 
b. 1673, d. 1721, m. John Sharpless, Joseph, 
b. 1674, d. 1756, m. Alice Garrett, James, 
b. 1676, Jane, b. 1678, d. 1736, m. Samuel 
Garrett, and William above), S. L. S. had 
three sons: Joseph Pennell Smedley, b. 
May 24, 1827, d. Oct. 3, 1872, farmer and 
miller (m. Mar. 21, 1867, Emma Winner), 
William Pennell Smedley, b. Sep. 4, 1829, 
farmer (m. Jane Garrett), and Samuel L. 
above, b. 1832; son of William of Middle- 
town tp., Del. CO., Pa., b. there Aug. 9, 
1765, d. there Apr. 10, 1839, resided in 
house built by his father on part of original 
Smedley tract, was a successful farmer (m. 
Dec. 5, 1793, Deborah, b. Apr. 15, 1763, 
d. May 6, 1824, dau. of Joseph Lightfoot, 
b. 1736, d. 1784, and Deborah Hutton, b. 
1737, he, son of Jacob Lightfoot, b. 1707 
near Athlone, Ireland, son of Thomas Light- 
foot, a noted Quaker preacher b. in England, 
moved to Ireland and in 1712 to Pennsyl- 
vania, d. at Darby, Pa.), W. S. had four 
sons: George Smedley, b. 1796, d. 1855, 
school teacher, farmer (m. ist, 1820, Mary 
Webster, m. 2d, Philena, widow Albin 
Yarnall), Samuel L. Smedley, b. 1798, d. 
1834 (m. Hannah P enneU), JVilliam Smed- 
ley, b. 1799, d. 1866 (m. ist, 1826, Rebecca 
Webster, m. 2d, Harriet Jones), yar^(5 Smed» 
ley, b. 1801, d. 1886 (m. Jane Yarnall), was 



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school teacher and farmer, commissioner's 
clerk of Del. co. twenty-one years, town 
surveyor of Media; son of William of 
Middletown tp., Del. co., Pa., b. there 
Nov. 19, 1728, d. there Mar. 6, 1766, ap- 
prenticed a carpenter to hie uncle John 
Taylor, and carried on his trade as well as 
farming and brickmaking with great energy 
(m. Apr. 5, 1753, Elizabeth, b. 1731, d. Feb. 
22, 1789, dau. of Peter Taylor, b. May 20, 
1686, and Elizabeth Jermon, b. Nov. 16, 
1690, he, son of Peter who came from Sut- 
ton, Eng., as early as 1682 with wife Sarah 
[dau. of John Houlston] and owned a large 
tract where town of Media now stands) had 
six children: Peter, b. 1754, d. 1828 (m. 
Phoebe Sharpless, b. 1752, d. 1826), Mary, 
b. 1755, d. 1843 (m. ist, 1781, Joseph 
Hoopes, m. 2d, 1797, Francis Wilkinson), 
George, b. 1758, d. 1827 (m. 1785, Hannah 
Mercer), Joseph, b. 1761, d. 1791 of yellow 
fever, Sa?nuel, b. 1763, d. 1791 of same, and 
William, b. 1765, d. 1839; son of Greorge 
of Middletown, b. there Mar. 3, 1692, d. 
there Nov. 20, 1766, inherited the property, 
farmer, afterward a preacher and prominent 
in the Society of Friends (m. ist. May 2, 
1717, Jane Sharpies, b. Feb. 24, 1695-6, d. 
Aug. 30, 1725, dau. of John who came with 
his father from Chester, Eng., m. 2d, Dec. 
14, 1727, Mary Hammans, b. Mar. 28, 1710, 
d. Feb. 8, 1774, dau. of Wm. who came 
from Gloucestershire, Eng., miller and 
Quaker preacher, settled in Chester co.. 
Pa., moved to Duck Creek, Del., where he 
died); son of George, b. Derbyshire, Eng., 
d. Willistown, Pa., May, 1723, emigrated 
in 1682 with the Quaker followers of Wm. 
Penn and settled in Darby, Pa., purchased 
300 acres in Middletown 1684, and 600 acres 
in Willistown 1705, also owned two other 
farms (m. July, 1687, Sarah Kitchen, d. 
1709, widow John Goodwin), had five chil- 
dren: Thomas, b. Apr. 15, 1687-8 (m. 1710, 
Sarah, dau. of Joseph Baker), George above, 
Mary, b. Apr. 3, 1690-1 (m. ist, John Edge, 
2d, John Yarnall), Sarah, b. Oct. 12, 1694 
(m. John Williamson), and Alice, b. May 2, 
1696 (m. ist, John Allen, 2d, Edward Wood- 
ward). They are not known to be related 
to John and Baptize Smedley who came to 
Concord, Mass., before 1639, whose de- 



scendants are scattered through Mass., N. 
¥., and Western States. 

PROCTOR, WILLIAM LAWRENCE of 
Ogdensburg, N. Y., b. at East Wash- 
ington, N. H., Mar. 26, 1837, lumber dealer 
(m. Feb. 12, 1861, Dolly P., dau. of Rev. 
Joel M. Howard of Ogdensburg); son of 
Israel of E. Washington, N. H., b. there 
Mar. 25, 1809, d. Ogdensburg Apr. 19, 
1888, farmer (m. June 3, 1835, Mary, dau. of 
Eber Barnes of Hillsboro, N. H., sister of 
late Lawrence Barnes of Burlington, Vt.); 
son of Israel of E. Washington, N. H., b. 
there Jan. 30, 1774, d. there Mar. 13, 1839, 
farmer (m. Mar. 7, 1798, Lydia, dau. of 
Capt. William Reed of Acton, Mass.); son 
of Capt. William of E. Washington, N. H., 
b. Chelmsford, Mass., 1748, d. E. Wash- 
ington Feb. 19, 1846 (m. abt. 1769, and had 
dau. Mary, d. Mar. 5, 1872, aged loi years, 
6mos., who m. Jonathan Brockway); de- 
scended from John, who came to America 
in the ship Susan and Ann in 1635. 

MILLS, EDMUND JOHN of Sutton, 
Mass., b. there Aug. 17, 1791, was 
in early life a teacher, then a farmer, is 
now aged ninety-seven years (m. Feb. i, 
1825, Sarah, dau. of Major Daniel and 
Betsey [Waters] Tenney of Sutton); son of 
Edmund of Sutton, b. Kent, Ct., June, 
1752, d. Sutton, Nov. 7, 1825, grad. Yale 
Coll. 1775, pastor Cong. ch. there from 
1790-1825 (m. Jan. 23, 1789, Abigail 
[Moore] Packard, widow of Rev. Winslow 
Packard of Wilmington, Vt., d. 1784, dau. 
of Judah Moore of Palmer, Mass., niece of 
Pres. Zephariah Moore of Amherst Coll.); 
son of John, b. Kent, Ct., 1722, d. Hart- 
ford, Ct., 1761, drowned, had children, 
Lewis, Peter, Jeremiah, Rev. Samuel, John, 
Edmund, Jane, Abigail and Sarah; son of 
Peter, b. Windsor, Ct., 1668, d. 1756 (m. 
Joanna Porter). 

K NO WLTON, CHARLES BENJAMIN 
of Buffalo, N. Y., b. there Sep. 15, 
1836, adm. to bar 1869, grad. Buffalo Med. 
Coll. 1872 (m. July 15, 1879, Harriet Lu- 
cinda, dau. of Lorenzo D. Simonds); eldest 
son of Benjamin of Elton, N. Y., b. at 
Clarendon, Vt., July 13, 1809, d. York- 
shire Centre, N. Y., Mar. 21, 1876 (m. ist, 



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Apr. 18, 1833, Eliza, dau. of John Smith, 
m. 2d, Aug. 14, 1842, Cynthia H., dau. of 
Stephen Waite of Sardinia, N. Y.); eldest 
son of Benjamin of Clarendon, Vt., b. 
1792, d. Feb. 17, 1827 (m. ist, Apr. 3, 1809, 
Olive, dau. of Solomon Pillsbury, m. 2d, 
Jan. II, 1816, Polly Ketchum); second son 
of Joseph of East Haddam, Ct., b. about 
1738, d. at Pillar Point, N. Y., May, 1834, 
aged about ninety-six, served in expedition 
to Havana, 1762, and in Rev. war (m. ist, 
Ruth Dodge, m. 2d, Reliance Cole, m. 3d, 
1786, Thankful Gates); son of Thomas 
fourth of East Haddam, Ct., b. Mar. 31, 
1699, d. June 4, 1781 (m. Dec. 24, 1724, 
Susannah, dau. of Stephen Cone); son of 
Thomas third, b. at Ipswich, Mass., May 
II, 1670, d. at East Haddam, Ct., Sep. 25, 
1730, lieut. of Train Band 1706 (m. ist, 
Mercy, d. Aug. 23, 1694, m. 2d, Susanna); 
son of Thomas, Jr., of Ipswich, Mass., d. 
at Norwich, Ct., Nov. 2, 1711 (m. Nov. 24, 
1668, Hannah Green), had brothers Wil- 
liam, John, Samuel, Joseph and Benjamin; 
eldest son of William of Ipswich, Mass., 
d. before July 17, 1655, freeman at Ipswich 
1642 (m. Elizabeth), brother of John, who 
d. before Mar. 3, 1653-4, leaving widow 
Margary and sons John and Abraham, and 
of Dea. Thomas, Senior, who d. Apr. 3, 
1692, without issue. 

T)IKER, JOHN J. of New York city, b. 
XV at Newtown, L. I., Apr. 6, 1858 (m. 
Apr. 20, 1881, Edith, dau. of Samuel Black- 
well Bartow, desc. of Rev. John Bartow of 
Crediton, Eng.); son of John Lawrence 
of New York city, b. at Newtown, L. I., 
Nov. 23, 1830 (m. June 17, 1857, Mary, 
dau. of John C. Jackson of England, and 
Martha, dau. of Capt. Andrew Riker, who 
commanded the privateers Saratoga and 
Yorktown in war of 1812); son of John 
Lawrence of Newtown, L. I., b. there 
Apr. 9, 1787, d. there May 11, 1861, captain 
in war of 1812 (m. ist, Mar. 16, 1819, Maria 
Smith, m. 2d, Feb. 9, 1830, Lavinia, her 
sister, daus. of Sylvanus Smith of North 
Hempstead, L. I.); son of Samuel of New- 
town, L. I., b. there Apr. 8, 1743, d. there 
May 19, 1823, changed name from Ryker 
to Riker 1785, lieut. of troop of horse in 

27 



Rev. war, member of Congress and As- 
sembly (m. Jan. 17, 1769, Anna, dau. of 
Joseph Lawrence of Newtown, desc. of 
Sir Robert Laurens of Ashton Hall, Lan- 
castershire, Eng., 1191); son of Andrew 
Buytenhuysen Ryker of Newtown, L. I., 
b. there 1699, d. there 1763 (m. Nov. 13, 
1733. Jane, widow Capt. Dennis Lawrence, 
dau. of John, desc. of Cornells Jansen 
Berrien of head of Flushings Bay, and d. 
1689); son of Abraham Rycken of New- 
town, L. I., b. at New Amsterdam 1655, 
d. at Newtown Aug. 20, 1746 (m. Jan. 10, 
1682, Grietie, dau. of Jan Gerrits Van Buy- 
tenhuysen and Tryntie, dau. of Jan Van 
Luyt of Holland); son of Abraham Rycken 
or de Rycke of New Amsterdam and New- 
town, b. at Amsterdam, Holland, i6i5(?), d. 
Newtown, L. I., 1689, lived on his land on 
Heeren Green, now Broad street, N. Y. 
city, until 1654, when he obtained a grant 
of land at Poor Bower}', Newtown, and 
moved there, part of original grant is still 
possessed by descendants (m. about 1638, 
Grietie, dau. of Hendrick Harmensen, re- 
garded as the first white man settled on 
Sanford's Point, Flushing Bay, L. I., where 
he was probably slain in Indian massacre 
1643); descendant of Melchoir von Rycken 
of Holland 1096. 

MOULTON, AUGUSTUS FREEDOM 
of Portland, Me., b. at Jay, Me., 
May I, 1848, moved to Scarborough, Me., 
1853, grad. Westbrook Sem. 1869, Bowdoin 
Coll. 1873, first in class, tutor there 1874, 
A. M. 1876, adm. to bar 1876, rep. to State 
Legislature 1878-9, served on judiciary 
com., now a practicing lawyer; son of 
Freedom of Scarborough, Me., b. there 
Oct. 31, 1808, d. there July 31, 1857, fitted 
for college at Gorham Acad., taught thirty 
years, member school board of Jay, Me., 
eleven years, and of Scarborough four years, 
town clerk of Scarborough 1857 (m. June 9, 
1842, Shuah Coffin, dau. of Ezra Carter, 
a tanner, who removed from Concord, N. 
H., to Scarborough about 1800, and Sarah, 
dau. of Squire Joshua Fabyan of Scarbor- 
ough); son of Capt. Joshua of Scarborough, 
Me., b. there Aug. 5, I775> d. there Feb. 
II, 1855, blacksmith, extensive land-owner. 



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captain of militia, had large shipping in- 
terest (m. Oct. i6, 1800, Lydia, dau. of 
Solomon Stone of Scarborough, desc. of an 
early settler there); first son of Charles of 
Scarborough, b. there July 15, 1751, d. 
there Sept. 15, 1809, blacksmith, inherited 
a large farm (m. Mar. 24, 1774, Olive, dau. 
of Joseph Fabyan, an early settler there, 
prominent in church affairs); first son of 
Capt. Daniel of Scarborough, Me., b. 
Hampton, N. H., 1731, d. Scarborough 
Aug. 26, 1809, at age of fourteen, when an 
apprentice, ran away from Hampton and 
went into the wilderness of Maine, first to 
Saco, then to Scarborough, was a man of 
character and prominence, a blacksmith 
and owned large estates, gave each of his 
sons a large square house and farm (m. ist, 
Apr. 25, 1750, Grace, dau. of John Run- 
nels, granddau. of Charles Pine, a famous 
Indian fighter, m. 2d, Hannah Beck Cot- 
ton); second son of Jonathan of Hampton, 
N. H., b. there June 5, 1702, d. there May 
22, 1735 (m. Dec. 21, 1727, Elizabeth, dau. 
of Benj, Lamprey of Hampton, and had 
four sons); fourth son of Robert of Hamp- 
ton, N. H., b^. there Nov. 8, 1661, d. there 
Oct. II, 1732 (m. May 29, 1689, Lucy Smith); 
third son of William of Hampton, N. H.^ 
b. at Ormsby, Eng., 1617, d. at Hampton, 
N. H., Apr. 18, 1664, came to America in 
1637 and went to Newbury, Mass., and in 
1639 to Hampton, N. H., where John and 
Thomas Moulton, relatives or perhaps 
brothers, had located the year before (m. 
Margaret, dau. of Robert Page, also of 
Ormsby, with whose family William came 
to America). 

FENN, CHARLES HOMER of New 
York city, b. at Harrison, 111., Dec. 
21, 1854, member El Paso Lodge No. 13, 
F. & A. M., Colorado Springs, Col.; son of 
Charles Alfred of New York city, b. at 
Tallmadge, Ohio, Nov. 13, 1831 (m. Sep. 
I5> 1853, Ellen Jane, only dau. of William 
Adams and Harriet [Willey] Chapman of 
Ogden, N. Y., he son of Rev. Ezekiel J. 
Chapman of Oneida Lake, N. Y., desc. of 
Robert Chapman, who came to Saybrook, 
Ct., in 1636); son of Alfred of Tallmadge, 
Ohio, b. at N. Milford, Ct., Jan. 20, 1796, 



d. at Tallmadge July 27, 1833 (m. Jan. 27, 
1825, Henrietta Law, b. Aug 19, 1804, d. 
Aug. 5, 1837, desc. from an old New Eng- 
land family); son of Benjamin of Milford, 
Ct., b. there May 14, 1766, d. Tallmadge, 
Ohio, Jul)', 1817, in order to secure more 
land to his children he moved to Ohio in 
1817, and died of pleurisy one month after 
his arrival in the then Western Reserve (m. 
Comfort Fowler, b. Apr. 10, 1770, d. Aug. 
6, 1850, desc. of Wm. Fowler, who with 
Benj. Fenn came to America and founded 
Milford, Ct., in 1639); son of Benjamin of 
Milford, Ct., b. there July 30, 1742, d. there 
Oct. 2, 1780, lieut. in Capt. Peck's co. 
in Revolutionary war (m. Sarah, b. July 
20, 1745, dau. of Joseph Treat); son of Col. 
Benjamin of Milford, Ct., b. there 1720, 
d. there Feb. 20, 1778, captain in 1770, 
colonel in 1774 (m. Nov. 4, 1741, Mary 
Peck, d. about 1800); son of Benjamin, b. 
i6go, d. 1770 (m. Sarah Prince); son of 
Benjamin, b. 1661, d. Aug. 29, 1732 (m. 
Sarah Camp); son of Benjamin, b. 1640, 
d. 1692-3 (m. Dec. 21, 1660, Mehitabel 
Gunn); son of Benjamin, b. about 1612, 
came from Parish Whittington, Musworth, 
Eng., about 1630 to America (m. ist, Sarah 
Baldwin, m. 2d, Susannah Ward), was 
magistrate of New Haven Colony, Ct., and 
died 1672. 

T) ANTOUL, ROBERT SAMUEL of Sa- 
-L\; lem, Mass., b. at Beverly, Mass., 
grad. Harvard Coll. 1853, Dane Law Sch. 
1856, collector of port of Salem and Bev- 
erly under Lincoln, member State Legisla- 
ture 1858, 1884-5, influential in bringing 
the water of Wenham lake into Salem 
1863-8, orator at the centennial celebration 
of Amer. Independence at Stuttgart, Ger- 
many, 1876, and at the 250th anniversary 
of landing of Winthrop at Salem 1880, 
an active member of the Essex Institute 
(m. May 13, 1858, Harriet C. Neal); son 
of Robert, Jr., of Beverly, Mass., b. 
there Aug. 13, 1805, d. at Washington, D. 
C, Aug. 7, 1852, Harvard Coll. 1826, memb. 
State Legislature 1835-8, U. S. dist. atty. 
for Mass. 1845-9, U. S. senator and repre- 
sentative 1850-2, drew charter of Illinois 
Central R. R. 1850, the first transcon- 



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tinental line uniting the great lakes with 
Mobile, an original director, defended first 
fugitive slave reclaimed from Mass. 185 1 
(m. Aug. 3, 1831, Jane E. Woodbury, sev- 
enth in descent from John, who settled at 
Cape Ann for the Dorchester company of 
adventurers, four years before arrival of 
Gov. Endicott, her mother dau. of Zacha- 
riah Gage of very early New England 
stock); son of Robert of Beverly, b. at 
Salem Nov. 23, 1778, d. at Beverly Oct. 
24, 1858, member Const. Convention 1820, 
1853, of State Legislature twenty-five years, 
overseer of the poor fifty years, trial jus- 
tice of Beverly, parish clerk (m. June 4, 
1801, Joanna, dau. of John and Elizabeth 
[HerrickJ Lovett, both of early New Eng- 
land descent); son of Robert of Salem, 
Mass., b. at Middletowne, Kinross, Jan., 
1753, lost at sea, off Virginia capes. Mar., 
1783, came from Kinross in a British man- 
of-war at the age of sixteen in 1769 to Bos- 
ton, Mass., commanded the ship Iris of 
Salem, belonging to William Gray and 
others (m. Nov. 3, 1774, Mary, dau. of An- 
drew and Mary [Lambert] Preston, both of 
early New England descent); son of Robert 
of Cleish, Kinross, b. there Sept., I7i3(m. 
Dec. 24, 1742, Christian Miller of parish of 
Kinglassie); son of Robert, b. 1682, d. 
Jan. 31, 1755 (m. Aug. 18, 1704, Margaret, 
dau. of James Anderson). The name is 
traced in Kinross as far back as 1359. 

DTJ BOIS, PATTERSON of Phila., Pa., 
b. there Oct. 10, 1847, entered assay 
dept. of Phila. Mint Jan. i, 1867, assistant 
assayeri882, resigned Sep., 1886, to become 
assistant editor of The Sunday School Times 
(m. Oct. 28, 1875, Clara, dau. of Jesse C. 
Green, one of the old Quaker families of 
Chester co., Pa.); son of William Ewing' 
of Phila., b. at Doylestown, Pa., Dec. 15, 
1810, d. Phila. July 14, 1881, adm. to bar 
1832, entered mint as director's clerk 1833, 
assistant assayer 1836, assayer 1872, au- 
thor of works on genealogy, numismatics 
and minting, the mint cabinet is chiefly 
the result of his labor (m. Oct. 14, 1842, 
Susannah, dau. of Adam and Margaretta 
[Baush] Eckfeldt, he, son of Jacob, who 
came from Germany to America I765(?),'was 



assistant coiner 1796, chief coiner until 
resignation 1,839); son of Uriah of Doyles- 
town, Pa., b. in Salem co., N. J., Feb., 
1768, d. at Doylestown Sep. 10, 1821, grad. 
Univ. of Pa. 1790, ordained 1798, pastor 
at Deep Run and Doylestown, principal of 
Union Acad, and clerk of Orphans' Court 
(m. June 20, 1798, Martha, dau. of Robert 
Patterson, LL. D., prof, of math, in Univ. 
of Pa. thirty-five years, director of U. S. 
Mint nineteen years, as pres. of Am. Phil- 
osophical Soc. he occupied the chair which 
has been filled by Franklin, Rittenhouse, 
Jefferson and Wistar (m. May 9, 1774, Amy 
H. Ewing); son of Peter of Pittsgrove, 
N. J., b. there Apr. 10, 1734, d. there Aug. 
21, 1795, captain in Rev. war (m. 1758, 
Amey, dau. of Jeremiah and Sarah [Black- 
man] Greenman, and granddau. of Eben- 
ezer, son of Adam Blackman, who came 
from England in 1639 to Stratford, Ct.); 
son of Louis of Pittsgrove, N. J., b. at 
Hurley, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1695, d. at Pitts- 
grove 1784, moved to Salem co., N. J., 
about 1720, owned about 1,091 acres (m. 
May 22, 1720, Margaret Jansen); son of 
Jacob of Hurley, N. Y., b. at Kingston, 
N. Y., Oct. 9, 1661, d. Hurley June, 1745 
(m. Gerritje, dau. of Gerrit, son of Cornel- 
ius Van Nieuwkirk, b. about 1600); son of 
Louis of New Paltz and Kingston, b. in 
province of Artois, France, Oct. 28, 1626, 
d. Kingston, N. Y., June, 1696, was a Hu- 
guenot refugee known as Louis the Wal- 
loon, came to America 1660, his gun, oak 
chest and armorial snuff box are possessed 
by descendants (m. Oct., 1655, Catherine, 
dau. of Matthew Blan9on); son of Chretien 
of Wicres, France. The genealogy cannot 
be further traced with certainty, as Protes- 
tant names were erased from the records 
by Louis XIV. 

LITTLEFIELD, GEORGE EMERY of 
Somerville, Mass., b. in Boston Aug. 
29, 1844, grad. Harv. Univ. 1866, bookseller 
(m. Feb. 8, 1870, Emily Frances Willis, desc. 
of John Willis, early of Duxbury.Mass.); son 
of Jacob of Boston, Mass. , b. Sanf ord. Me. , 
Mar. 23, 1815, d. Cambridge, Mass., Sep. 
II, 1877 (m. Apr. 30, 1840, Sarah Hill, desc. 
of Abraham Hill of Charlestown, 1635); 



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son of Elias of Sanford, Me., b. Wells, 
Me., Apr. 3, 1771, d. Sanford, Me., Sep. 
29, 1848, deacon, wealthy farmer (m. 1796 
Mary Goodwin, desc. of Daniel Goodwin 
of Kittery, Me., 1652); son of Dependence 
of Wells, Me., b. there Apr., 1732, d. there 
Mar. 25, 1793, farmer (m. Dec. 8, 1757, 
Patience Day, desc. of Anthony Day of 
Gloucester, Mass., b. 1616); son of Samuel 
of Wells, Me., farmer (m. ist. Mar., 1725, 
Elizabeth [Goodale (?)], m. 2d, Dec. 28, 
1745, Sarah [Wiggin] Perkins); son of 
Dependence of Wells, Me., b. there 1671, 
d. there, selectman, farmer, miller, hotel 
keeper; son, b)' 2d m., of Francis, Sr., of 
Wells, Me., b. at Tichfield, Eng., 1619, d. 
Wells, Me., 1712 (m. ist, Jane, dau. of 
Ralph Hill of Plymouth, Mass., she died 
Dec. 20, 1646, m. 2d, 1648, Rebecca); son 
of Edmund, d. Dec. 11, 1661, came from 
Tichfield, England, 1637, settled at Exeter, 
moved to Wells, Me. (m. Annis, d. 1678), 
was one of the original settlers of Wells, 
Maine, and probably built the first house 
there. In 1641 he built a saw-mill and 
grist-mill on Webhannet river. He was 
agent of Thomas Gorges to give possession 
of lots to settlers, was one of the commit- 
tee for settling the boundary between Wells 
and Cape Porpoise, and a commissioner to 
try small causes, 1654-1661. 

HAMMOND, JOHN DEMPSTER of 
San Francisco, Gal., b. at Norwich, 
N. Y., A. B. and A. M. of Allegheny Coll., 
D. D. of Union Coll., Methodist clergy- 
man, agent Methodist Book Depository (m. 
Nov. 29, 1866, SaraE., dau. of Rev. Philan- 
der Powers, desc. in eighth gen. of Walter 
Powers of New England); CHARLES D. 
HAMMOND of Albany, N. Y., supt. Del. 
and Hud. Canal Co. (m. Elnora Babcock); 
sons of Rev. Stephen Y. of Altamont, N. 
Y., b. at Pharsalia, N. Y., Sep. 14, 1809, 
Methodist clergyman, Genesee Conference 
(m. Feb. 21, 1833, Martha Adams, a desc. 
of Henry Adams of Braintree, Mass.), had 
brother Rev. Nathaniel Hammond, Presby- 
terian, of western N. Y.; son of John of 
Chenango CO., N. Y.,b. at Rehoboth, Mass., 
June, 1773, d. at Rawson, N. Y., Oct., 1867, 
farmer, wood-worker, an early settler, with 



his brother Benjamin, of Chenango county 
(m. abt. 1794 Freelove Gardner Albro of 
New England descent); son of Nathaniel 
of Newport, R. I., b. there June 2, 1740, d. 
in West Indies Mar., 1777, master of a ship 
in the London trade (m. Nov. 27, 1769, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin and Abigail 
[Lyon] Pabodie of Rehoboth, Mass.); son 
of Elnathan of Newport, R. I., b. at 
Rochester, Mass., Mar. 7, 1703, d. at New- 
port May 24, 1793, sea captain and mer- 
chant (m. abt. 1730 Mary, dau. of Joseph 
Rogers of Newport); son of John of Roch- 
ester, Mass., b. at Sandwich, Mass., Nov. 
30, 1663, d. at Rochester, Mass., Apr. 19, 
1749, farmer, an early settler of Rochester, 
lieut. (m. abt. 1690 Mary, dau. of Rev. 
Samuel Arnold, the first minister there); 
son of Benjamin, b. 1621, d. 1703 (m. 
Mary Vincent); son of William of Lon- 
don, d. there (m. Elizabeth Penn, sister of 
the admiral, aunt of the Quaker), after his 
death she came to Boston in ship Griffin in 
1634, with one son and three daughters, and 
d. there 1640. 

BIDDLE, GEORGE W. of Phila., b. 
there 1818, adm. to bar at age of 21, 
practiced law since, wrote with R. C. Mc- 
Murtire a digest to Eng. Common Law 
Reports, author of various articles and 
papers on different legal topics, member 
of city councils several terms, member State 
Const. Conv. 1873, chancellor Phila. Law 
Assoc, vice-pres. Amer. Bar Assoc, (m. 
1842 Maria, dau. of William McMurtire, 
U. S. navy, and Elizabeth Coxe, dau. of 
Wm. Coxe of N. J.); son of Clement Cor- 
nell of Phila., b. there 1785, d. there 1855, 
entered U. S. navy 1799, col. Pa. reg. light 
inf. vols. 1812-14, pres. Phila. Savings 
Fund Soc, pres. Franklin Fire Ins. Co., 
writer on political economy (m. 1814 Mary, 
dau. of John Barclay, mayor of Phila., and 
Mary Searle); son of Clement of Phila., 
b. there 1740, d. there 1814, signer of non- 
importation resolutions of 1765, col. in 
Rev. army, dep. quartermaster-general of 
Revolutionary forces, present at battles 
of Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown 
and Monmouth, quartermaster-general of 
Penna. (m. ist, Mary Richardson, m. 2d, 



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Rebecca, dau. of Gideon Cornell, chief jus- 
tice of Rhode Island); son of John of 
Phila., b. in New Jersey 1707, d. at Phila. 
1789 (m. 1736 Sarah, dau. of Owen Owen); 
son of William of Mount Hope, N. J., b. 
there 1670, d. there 1743, large land-owner, 
held minor public offices (m. 1695 Lydia War- 
dell, desc. of Thomas, an early Huguenot 
settler in NewEng.); son of William Bid- 
die or Biddulph, b. in England 1630, d. in 
New Jersey 1712, came to America 1681, 
army officer, joined Quakers, owner of 
42,916 acres in N. Jersey 1682, councillor 
W. Jersey Assem., etc. (m. Sarah Kemp, d. 
1709, aged 75)- 

PHILLIPS, GEORGE H. of Holliston, 
Mass., b. at Lynn, Mass., Mar. 13, 
1841 (m. Aug. 31, 1870, Abbie G. Hawes 
of early colonial ancestry, and has a son 
Walter E. H.); son of Greorg-e of Lynn, 
Mass., b. there Feb. 27, 1805, d. there Apr. 
3, 1857 (m. May 31, 1840, Elizabeth Silsbee 
of early Quaker descent); son of John of 
Lynn, Mass.,b. there Dec. 30, 1760, d. there 
Nov. 19, 1835 (m. Jan. 24, 1788, Judith 
Dow); son of Walter of Lynn, b. there 
Sep. 18, 1726, d. there Mar. 18, 1800 (m. 
Sep. 26, 1752, Content Hood); son of Jona- 
than of Lynn, d. there 1757 (m. Mary); son 
of Walter of Lynn, d. 1733 (m. Ruth); son 
of Walter of Eng., d. at Lynn before Nov., 
1708, was of Maine about 1650, clerk and 
recorder near Damarascotta, Me., 1665, re- 
moved to Charlestown, Mass., 1680, of 
Salem 1689, Lynn 1700, where he was a 
large land-owner (wife Margaret d. at Lynn 
after 1708). 

"p AN BALL, CALEB DWINELL of 
-LV Cold water, Mich., b. at Conquest, 
N. Y., Feb. 15, 1831, grad. Albany Law 
School 1855, settled in Coldwater, Mich., 
1857, practiced until 1870, State senator 
1870, pres. So. Mich. Nat. Bank (m. ist, 
1857, Hattie, d. 1865, dau. of Capt. A. Y. 
Smith of Morrisville, N. Y., m. 2d, 1865, 
Alice C. Flynn, b. in Bethel, Vt., desc. of 
Chase family); son of Alya of Bronson, 
Mich., b. Danby, Vt., Feb. 15, 1800, d. 
Bronson, Dec. 12, 1851, grad. Castleton 
Med. Coll., settled at Conquest, N. Y., 
1827, moved to Bronson, Mich., 1835, prac- 



ticed there (m. July 4, 1827, Joanna Wood- 
burn, dau. of Benj. Dwinell of Grafton, 
Vt., son of Benj. Dwinell of Keene, N. H., 
son of Dr. Michael Dwinell of Topsfield, 
Mass., son of Michael Dwinell who came 
from Paris, France, in 1668, and settled at 
Topsfield, Mass.); son of Caleb of Danby, 
Vt., b. there Feb. 4, 1781, d. there 1856, 
farmer, had large dairy, a superior man 
(m. Dec. 16, 1798, Lydia Conger of Danby, 
of a well-to do family); son of SnoW, b. 
Hanover, Mass., Sep. 9, 1752, d. Danby 
about 1810, clothier, farmer, Quaker (m. 
1779, Hannah Shearman); son of Caleb of 
Hanover, Mass., b. there July 9, 1703, d. 
there 1761, blacksmith, farmer (m. Hannah 
Wilcox (?) ); son of Isaac of Scituate, Mass., 
b. there 1658, d. there 1760, aged 102 (m. 
ist, Susan Barstow, m. 2d, Deborah Buck), 
had fourteen children; son of William, 
who came from England in 1635 and settled 
at Scituate, Mass., where he had much land. 

WHIPPLE, GEORGE MANTON of 
Salem, Mass., b. there Jan. 9, 1830, 
educated at Uxbridge, Mass., and at Hacker 
School and English High Sch., Salem, book- 
seller, firm of Henry Whipple & Son, 1851- 
60, and G. M. Whipple & A. A. Smith 
1860-75, member of Mass. Legislature 1861, 
pres. Young Men's Union 1856 and 1864, 
captain Union Drill Club, Salem, 1861, capt. 
Co. F. 23d reg. Mass. Vols, in Civil war 1861- 
3, Burnside Exped. to North Carolina, bat- 
tles of Roanoke Island, New Berne, White- 
hall, Kingston and Goldsboro under Gen. 
Foster, and has been sec. of Essex Insti- 
tute at Salem since 1875 (m. ist, May 4, 
1854, Elizabeth Donaldson, b. Nov. 6, 
1831, d. July 27, 1876, dau. of William 
and Isabella [Donaldson] Webb of Salem, 
m. 2d, June 13, 1878, Emeline Doane, b. 
Jan. 21, 1833, dau. of Samuel King and 
Emeline [Stevens] Bayley of Boston), had 
four children by first wife: Isabella Gra- 
ham, Alice Bridges, Mary Jewett, d. young, 
and Henry; son of Henry of Salem, Mass., 
b. at Douglas, Mass., June 24, 1789, d. at 
Salem Dec. i, 1869, came to Salem in 1810, 
bookseller there over fifty years, selectman, 
alderman, overseer of poor, on sch. com., 
treas. of Salem Lyceum and Salem Dis- 



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pensary many years, member Salem Light 
Infantry, lieut., capt., major and col. of 
Salem Artillery 1811-22, member Taber- 
nacle Church, identified with most of the 
interests of Salem, active and prominent 
in benevolent and social affairs his book- 
store was the resort of all the eminent men 
of Salem (m. Sep. 25, 1816, Harriet, b. Nov. 
8, 1793, d. Jan. 13, 1854, dau. of James 
and Judith [NorrisJ King of Salem and had 
ten children: Harriet Lawrence, b. Aug. 
31, 1817, Mary Jennison, b. July 23, 1819, 
Henry, b. June 18, 1821, Elizabeth King, 
b. Nov. 7, 1823, Charles Horace, b. June 4, 
1826, Charles James, b. Sep. 9, 1827, George 
Manton, b. Jan. 9, 1830, Martha Ellen, b. 
Jan. 16, 1832, William Horace, b. Dec. 18, 
1833, and Catharine, b. Mar. 11, 1836); son 
of Jonathan of Uxbridge, Mass., b. at 
Douglas, Mass., Sep. 8, 1752, d. at Ux- 
bridge Dec. 17, 1839, "a man of much dig- 
nity, exceeding hospitality and a thorough 
gentleman " (m. Dec. 25, 1776, Mary, b. 
Oct. 13, 1755, d. Sep. 3, 1812, eldest child 
of Dr. William and Mary [Staples] Jenni- 
son of Milford, Mass.); son of David of 
Cumberland, Mass., d. 1776 (m. July 7, 
1737, Martha Reed). 

CARPENTER, JAMES" EDWARD of 
Phila., Pa., lawyer, brev. maj. of vol- 
unteers, capt. 8th Pa. cavalry, asst. com- 
missary of musters, 2d div. cavalry corps, 
army of Potomac, 1862-4, author of " List 
of Battles of 8th Pa. Cavalry," and of va- 
rious contributions to journals, treas. of 
Historical Society of Pa., etc. (m. Oct. 17, 
1867, Harriet Odin Dorr, dau. of Rev. 
Benj. Dorr, D. D. [see Dorr lineage]; has 
two brothers, Louis Henry Carpenter, brev. 
col. U. S. army, now major 5th U. S. cav- 
alry, was on staff of Gen. Philip H. Sheri- 
dan; Thomas Preston Carpenter of Buffalo, 
N. Y., general passenger agent of Lake 
Superior Transit Co.; sons of Edward of 
Phila., b. at Glassboro, N. J., May 17, 1813 
(m. Nov. 16, 1837, Anna Maria dau. of 
Benjamin Matlack and Isabellai [Stratton] 
Howey of " Pleasant Meadows," Gloucester 
CO., N. J., she, dau. of Dr. James and Mary 
[Creighton] Stratton of " Stratton Hall," 
Gloucester county, N. J., the old family 



seat); son of Edward, b. at Carpenter's 
Landing, N. J., June 4, 1777, d. at Glass- 
boro, N. J., Mar. 13, 1813, succeeded to 
the glass works (m. Sep. 5, 1799, Sarah, 
dau. of Dr. Jas. Stratton by first wife, Anna 
Harris, and desc. of Richard Stratton of 
E. Hampton, L. L, 1634); son of Thomas 
of Carpenter's Landing, N. J., b. in Salem 
CO., N. J., Nov. 2, 1752, d. at Carpenter's 
Landing July 7, 1847, officer of N. J. 
troops in Rev. war, established with Col. 
Heston the glass works at Glassboro, N. J. 
(m. Mary, dau. of Edward Tonkin, warden 
of St. Mary's Episcopal Church at Burling- 
ton, N. J.); son of Preston, b. Phila., Pa., 
Oct. 28, 1721, d. in Salem co., N. J., Oct. 
20, 1785, settled there, judge of Common 
Pleas Court, comrar. of loans, justice of 
peace, etc. (m. Oct., 1742, Hannah, dau. of 
Samuel Smith of Salem co., N. J.); son of 
Samnel of Phila., b. there Feb. 9, 1688, d. 
there Nov., 1748, merchant, justice of peace 
of Phila. 1715-25, member of common 
council of Phila. 1716-48, trustee of loan 
office, etc. (m. July 2, 1711, Hannah, dau. of 
Samuel Preston, mayor of Phila. 1711, 
and his wife Hannah, dau. of Thomas 
Lloyd, first gov. of Pa., son of Charles 
Lloyd of Dolobran, Wales); son of Samuel 
of Phila., b. in Surrey co., Eng., 1649, d. 
Phila. Apr. 10, 1714 (m. Dec. 12, 1684, 
Hannah Hardiman), came to Phila. 1683, 
trustee of estate of Wm. Penn, treas. of 
Prov. of Pa. 1685-1714, member of Gov- 
ernor's Council 1685-1714, dep. gov. 1694, 
member Prov. Assembly 1689, was, next 
to Wm. Penn, the richest man in the prov. 

SALTONSTALL, LEVERETT of Chest- 
nut Hill, Mass., b. at Salem Mar. 
16, 1825, grad. Harvard Coll. 1844, LL. B. 
and A. M. 1847, adm. to Suffolk bar 1851, 
overseer of Harvard Coll. 1876-88, member 
Mass. Hist. Society, N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc, 
Bostonian Soc, collector of port of Boston 
and Charlestown 1885-8 (m. Oct. 19, 1854, 
Rose S., dau. of John Clark Lee and Har- 
riet Rose, desc. from the Pickerings and 
Ornes of Salem and Paines of Worcester), 
had six children, viz.: Leverett, b. Nov. 3, 
1855, d. Feb. 14, 1863, Richard M., b. Oct., 
1859, Rose L., b. June 17, 1861 (m. 1884, 



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215 



Dr. Geo. W. West), J/arj/, b. Oct. 17, 1862 
(m. 1884, Louis Agassiz Shaw), Philip Lev- 
erett, b. Ma}' 4, 1867, Endicoit Peabody, b. 
Dec. 25, 1872; son of Leverett of Salem, 
Mass., b. Haverhill June 13, 1783, d. Sa- 
lem May 8, 1845, grad. Harvard Coll. 1802, 
speaker of Mass. House of Reps., pres. of 
State Senate, first mayor of Salem, rep. U. 
S. Congress, pres. Bible Society, pres. Es- 
sex Agric. Soc. and Essex Bar, A. A., S. 
H. S., LL. D. Harvard Univ. 1838, over- 
seer of Harvard and an eminent lawyer (m. 
Mar. 7, 1811, Mary E., dau. of Thomas and 
Elizabeth [Elkins] Sanders of Salem); son 
of Nathaniel of Haverhill, Mass., b. there 
Feb. 10, 1746, d. there May 15, 1815, grad. 
Harvard Coll. 1786, member Mass. Med. 
Soc, an eminent patriot during Revolution 
(m. Oct. 21, 1780, Anna, dau. of Samuel 
and Sarah White of Haverhill, desc. of 
Wm. White, one of its first settlers 1640); 
son of Richard of Haverhill, Mass., b. 
there June 24, 1703, d. there Oct. 20, 1756, 
grad. Harv. Coll. 1722, colonel 1726, judge 
of Superior Court 1736-56, rep. for Haver- 
hill 1728, et seq. (m. about 1743, Mary, dau. 
of Elisha and Jane [Middlecott] Cooke of 
Boston, desc. of Gov. Ed. Winslow and 
Gov. Sir John Leverett); son of Richard 
of Haverhill, Mass., b, there Apr. 25, 1672, 
d. there Apr. 22, 1714, grad. Harvard Coll. 
1695, rep. for Haverhill 1699, colonel (m. 
Mar. 25, 1702, Mehitabel, dau. of Capt. 
Simon and Sarah Wainwright of Haverhill, 
he, son of Francis Wainwright of Ipswich), 
brother of Gurdon Saltonstall, governor of 
Ct. 1708-1724; son of Nathaniel of Haver- 
hill, Mass., b. Ipswich 1639, d. Haverhill 
May 21, 1707, grad. Harvard Coll. 1659, 
town clerk of Haverhill thirty-two years, 
col. of Essex reg., assistant 1679-86, mem- 
ber of Council, judge Oyer and Ter. 
Court 1692, but resigned, refusing to serve 
in the witchcraft trials (m. Dec. 28, 1663, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. John and Alice 
Ward of Haverhill, son of Rev. Nath. 
Ward, author of " Simple Cobbler of Aga- 
wam," son of Rev. John Ward of Haver- 
hill, Eng.); son of Richard of Ipswich, 
Mass., b. at Woodsome, York co., Eng., 
seat of the Kayes, 1610, d. at Hulme, Eng., 
Apr. 29, 1694, grad. Emmanuel Coll., Cam- 



bridge, Eng., came to New England 1630, 
with Sir Richard, his father, returned to 
Eng. and m. about 1633, came back to New 
Eng. 1635, settled at Ipswich, deputy to 
Gen. Court 1635-7, assistant 1637-49, 1664, 
1680-2 (m. about 1633, Muriel, dau. of 
Brampton and Muriel [Sedley] Gurdon of 
Assington, co. Suffolk, Eng., he, M. P. for 
Sudbury 1620, high sheriff 1629, desc. from 
Sir Adam Gurdon, time of Henry III, 1272); 
son of Sir Richard, b. in England 1586, 
d. there abt. 1658, Lord of manor of Led- 
sham near Leeds, associate of Mass. Bay, 
first assistant, began settlement of Water- 
town 1630, returned to Eng. 1631, original 
patentee of Ct., always defended the charters 
of Mass. and Ct. and maintained rights of 
the colony under same (m. Grace, dau. of 
Robert Kaye of Woodsome, of an ancient 
Yorkshire family); son of Samuel, d. Jan. 
8, 1612-3 (m. ist, Anne, dau. of John 
Ramsden of Longley, Eng.), brother to Sir 
Richard Saltonstall, lord mayor of London 
1597-8; son of Grilbert of Halifax and 
Rooks Hall in Hipperholme, d. 1598 (m. 
Isabel); son of Richard, made fine of heriot 
1538 for inherited lands; son of Richard 
who was bequeathed same lands in 1507; 
son of Gilbert who was bequeathed same 
lands in 1475; son of Richard; son of 
Richard who in 1376 received one-sixth of 
Saltonstall and in 1404 surrendered it to 
use of his son Richard and heirs; son of 
Richard; son of Thomas de Saltonstall 
of West Riding in Yorkshire, who granted 
moieties of two parts of one-sixth Salton- 
stall in 1343 to his sons John and Richard. 
This family is descended thro' theGurdons 
and Ka)'es from the most ancient families 
in England and Scotland. 

LOOMIS, ELI AS of New Haven, Ct., b. 
at Willington, Ct., Aug. 7, 1811, prof, 
of nat. phil. in Yale Univ., author of a 
series of text-books in mathematics and as- 
tronomy (m. May 14, 1840, Julia E., d. June 
13, 1854, dau. of Dr. Daniel Upson of Tall- 
madge, O., desc. of Stephen Upson of 
Waterbury, Ct.); son of Rev. Hubbel, b. 
Salem, Ct., May 31, 1775, d. Upper Alton, 
111., Dec. 15, 1872, pastor Cong. Ch. of 
Willington, Ct., 1804-28, moved to Illinois 



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in 1830 (m. ist, Dec. 24, 1805, Jerusha, 
dau. of Dea. David Burt of Long Meadow, 
Mass., desc. of Henry of Springfield 1640, 
m. 2d, Mrs. Hannah Pratt); son of John 
of Salem, Ct., b. there June 6, 1741, d. 
there May 4, 181 1, farmer (m. Dec. 18, 
1760, Rachel, dau. of Jonathan Harris of 
Salem, Ct., desc. of James of Boston, who 
moved to New London, Ct., d. 1715); son 
of Daniel of Colchester, Ct., b. there Feb. 
20, 1709, d. there Mar. 28, 1784, farmer (m. 
Oct. 7,1731, Hannah Withrell); son of Dea. 
Samuel, b. Windsor, Ct., Aug. 12, 1666, 
d. Colchester May 20, 1754, moved there 
1700, deacon 1702 (m. July 2, 1688, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Daniel White of Hatfield, 
Mass.); son of Dea. John, b. at Braintree, 
Eng., 1622, d. at Windsor, Ct., Sep. i, 1688 
(m. Feb, 3, 1648-9, Elizabeth, dau. of Thos. 
Scott of Hartford). 

SARGENT, JOHN SMITH of Chicago, 
111., b. at Leicester, Mass., Aug. 19, 
1839 (m. Sept. 9, 1869, Abby Frances Moore, 
desc. of John More of Sudbury, Mass., 
1642); son of John of Leicester, Mass., b. 
there May 19, 1797, d. there Feb. 13, 1850, 
teacher 1818-29, postmaster 1829-50, mer- 
chant (m. Jan. 27, 1835, Mary Ann Swan, 
desc. of Henry Swan of Salem, Mass., 1638, 
and his wife Joan, dau. of Thos. Ruck of 
Cranebrook, Kent, Eng.); son of John of 
Leicester, Mass., b. there Oct. 24, 1759, ^^ 
there Feb. 7, 1829, farmer (m. May 15, 1783, 
Sarah Gates, desc. of Stephen and Ann 
Gates of Hingham, Mass., 1638, he son of 
Thos. Gates of Norwich, Eng.); son of 
Nathan of Leicester, Mass., b. at Maiden, 
Mass., Aug. 27, 1718, d. at Leicester June 
15, 1799, farmer (m. Feb. 12, 1751, Mary 
Denny, desc. of Daniel and Rebecca [Jones] 
Denny, who came from Coombs, Suffolk, 
Eng., in 1715, and settled at Leicester 
1717); son of Jonathan of Mansfield, Ct., 
b. at Maiden, Mass., Apr. 17, 1677, d. at 
Mansfield Oct. 27, 1754, farmer (m. Nov. 
26, 1717, Mary Sprague, desc. of Ralph and 
Joan [Warren] Sprague of Salem, Mass., 
1628, he son of Edmund Sprague of Up- 
way, Dorset, Eng.); son of John of Mai- 
den, Mass., b. at Charlestown, Mass., Dec, 
1639, d. at Maiden, Sep. 9, 1716, farmer 



(m. 1670-7 Lydia, dau. of ruling elder John 
Chipman and wife Hope, dau. of John 
Howland, who came in the Mayflower with 
his wife); son of William of Maiden, 
]^ass., came from Northampton, Eng., 1638, 
lay preacher at Maiden and privately to 
Indians at Marshfield, Mass. (m. 3d, Mrs. 
Sarah Minshall, widow of Wm. of Whit- 
church, Eng.). 

& GODWIN, NATHANIEL of New 
Brighton, N. Y., ship master many 
years in all long voyage trades, lieut. com- 
mander in U. S. navy in Civil war, in com- 
mand of armed bark Amanda attached 
to Atlantic-Gulf squadron (m. 1833, Ara- 
bella, dau. of Wm. and Fanny [Gibbs] 
White, he son of Wm. White of New Bed- 
ford, b. 1744, son of Joshua White of Mid- 
dleboro, Mass., son of Benjamin and Faith 
[Oakman] White, he b. 1684, son of Daniel 
and Hannah [Hunt] White of Marshfield, 
son of Peregrim White, first white child b. 
in N. England, b. on board Mayflower 1620, 
son of pilgrim Wm. White, son of Bishop 
John White of Eng.); son of Nathaniel, b. 
at Plymouth, Mass., Apr. 17, 1770, d. there 
Feb., 1857, rope maker at Beverly, capt. of 
militia, rep. to Gen. Court 1809-16, moved 
to Plymouth 1824, cashier of a Plymouth 
bank (m. 1794 Lydia, daughter of Nathan- 
iel and Ruth [Hussey] Gardner of Nan- 
tucket, he d. Feb. 17, 1796, son of Nath. d. 
May 10, 1727, son of Nath. d. in London 
1713, she d. Jan. 19, 1827, aged 98, dau. of 
Geo. Hussey, d. June 7, 1782, son of 
Stephen, d. Feb. 2, 1718); son of Nathaniel 
of Plymouth, Mass., b. there May 21, 1748, 
d. there 1819, brig. -gen. 1781, then maj.- 
gen. until death, member of Assembl)', etc. 
(m. ist, 1769, Molly, b. 1749, d. 1779, dau. 
of Thos. and Hannah [Woodworth] Jack- 
son of Little Compton, he b. 1703, d. 1775, 
son of Nath. and Ruth [Jenney] Jackson, 
he b. 1665, son of Abraham, she, Hannah, 
b. 1707, d. 1778, she Ruth, b. 1686, d. 1743, 
dau. of Samuel son of John Jenney, who 
came from Norwich, Eng., 1623, N. G. m. 
2d, Miss Shaw of Bridgewater, Mass., dau. 
Rev. Mr. Shaw, uncle to Chief Justice Sam- 
uel Shaw of Boston); son of Nathaniel of 
Plymouth, b. 1726, d. May 23, 1771, mar- 



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217 



chant, ship-owner (m. 1746 Lydia, b. 1724, 
d. i8or, dan. of Dr. Lazarus and Lydia 
[Bartlett] Le Baron, he b. 1698, son of Dr. 
Francis and Mary [Wilder] LeBaron, he b. 
at Rochelle, France, 1668, came to Ply- 
mouth 1688, m. Sep. 6, 1695, d. Aug. 8, 
1704); son of John of Boston, b. July 14, 
1699, d. soon after 1732 (m. Sep. 18, 1722, 
Mercy, b. Aug. 29, 1704, d. May 5, 1762, 
dau. of Wm. and Elizabeth [Greenough] 
Robie, he b. at Castle Dunnington, Leices- 
tershire, Eng., Apr. 26, 1648, d. at Boston, 
Mass., Jan. 23, 1717-8, she dau. of Wm. 
and Eliz. [Upshall] Greenough, she dau. 
of Nich. Upshall); son of Nathaniel, b. at 
Boston Feb. 24, 1673, d. at Middletovvn, 
Ct., Mar. 7, 1753, n. s. (m. ist, Feb. 9, 1696, 
Eliz., dau. of Henry Emmes or Fames of 
Boston, will proved Feb. 22, 1724, m. 2d, 
July 6, 1709, Bridget, wid. John Salisbury 
of Boston); son of John, b. at Charlestown, 
Mass., 1647, d. at Boston June 21, 1712, 
mason, contractor (m. Dec. 2, 1669, Martha, 
dau. of Benj. Lathrop); son of Christo- 
pher of Charlestown (m. Mary, b. 1617, d. 
Jan. 21, 1682-3). 

NOURSE, HENRY STEDMAN of Lan- 
caster, Mass., b. there Apr. 9, 1831, 
grad. Harvard Coll. 1853, A. M., prof, of 
ancient languages at Phillips Exeter Acad., 
civil engineer, captain 55th Illinois infan- 
try in Rebellion, representative 1882, 
senator 1885-6, member American Antiq. 
Society, author "Early Records of Lan- 
caster" and "Military Annals of Lan- 
caster," etc. (m. Sep. 12, 1870, Mrs. Mary 
B. [Whitney] Thurston, only dau. of John 
and Mary B. [Holt] Whitney of Cam- 
bridge, Mass.); son of Stedman of Lan- 
caster, Mass., b. at Bolton, Mass., Aug. 
27, 1799, d. at Lancaster Aug. 19, 1880 (m. 
June 4, 1826, Patty, b. Dec. 20, 1803, 
youngest dau. of George and Parnel How- 
ard of W. Bridgewater); son of Oliver of 
Bolton, Mass., b. there Apr. 25, 1766, d. 
there Feb. 9, 1855 (m. Jan. 9. 1794, Mary 
Houghton, desc. of John Houghton, a first 
settler of Lancaster, d. there 1684); son of 
David Nurse of Bolton, Mass., b. there 
Jan. 19, 1742, d. there Dec. 26, 1828, dea- 
con, captain of prov. troops at Bunker Hill 
28 



and White Plains, selectman (m. Mar. 3, 
1762, Rebecca Barrett); son of Samuel of 
Bolton, Mass. I b. Apr. 25, 1715, d. May 8, 
1790, captain (m. ist, Apr, 25, 1740. Eliza- 
beth Kellogg of Bolton, m. 2d, Abigail 
Barnard of Marlboro); first son of Samuel, 
b. at Salem, Mass., Jan. 7, 1678, d. at Bol- 
ton 1740 (m. Nov. 25, 1708, Dorothy Faulk- 
ner); son of Samuel of Salem, d. there 
1719 (m. Apr. 5, 1677, Mary Smith); son 
of Francis of Salem, Mass., b. 1618, d. 
there Nov. 22. 1695 (m. Aug. 24, 1644, 
Rebecca Towne, who was hung as a witch 
July 19, 1692).. 

BALCH, Dr. GALUSHA BURCHARD 
of Yonkers, N. Y., b. at Plattsburgh, 
N. Y., Feb. 6, 1839, grad. N. Y. Coll. Phys. 
and Surg, i860, asst. surgeon 98th N. Y. 
Vols, in civil war (m. Oct. 9, i860, Harriet 
C. Andrews, desc. of John of Farmington, 
Ct., 1672); son of Alvah of Plattsburgh, 
b. Becket, Mass., Apr. 18, 1796, d. Platts- 
burgh Mar. 5, 1871, served in war of 1812 
(m. Mar. 15, 1821, Mary, dau. of Chas. 
McArthur of Scotch birth); son of Eben- 
ezer of Plattsburgh, b. Hartford, Ct., Aug. 
30, 1766, d. Plattsburgh Dec. 31, 1846, 
moved there 1800 (m. 1790 (?), Sarah Bur- 
chard, desc. of Thos. of Saybrook, Ct., 
1635); son of Ebenezer of Hartford, Ct., b, 
Boston May 14, 1723, d. Hartford Apr. 28, 
1808, moved there 1744, goldsmith, clock- 
maker (m. ist, June 28, 1750, Sarah, dau. 
of Capt. Jon. Belden, m. 2d, Nov. 29, 1756, 
her cousin Lois, dau. of Ezra Belden, all of 
Wethersfield); son of Joseph of Boston, 
b. Beverly, Mass., Apr. 26, 1680, d. at sea 
Dec. 9, 1732, sea captain, fell overboard 
near Antigua (m. Oct. 23, 1712, Mary, dau. 
of Timothy and Deborah Osgood of An- 
dover); son of Samuel of Beverly, b. there 
May, 1651, d. there Oct. 14, 1723, town clerk, 
repres. (m. ist, Oct. 27, 1675, Martha, dau. 
of John and Martha [Gould] Newmarch of 
Ipswich, Mass., m. 2d, Nov. 23, 1721, 
widow Martha Butman); son of Benjamin 
of Beverly, Mass., b. at Naumkeag, Mass., 
1628-9, d. Beverly after 1707 (m. ist, Sarah, 
dau. of Th. Gardner, 2d, Abigail, 3d, Grace 
Mallet), first male child born in Mass. Bay 
Colony; son of John of Beverly, b. Somer- 



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set co.(?), Eng., came to America with Capt. 
Robert Gorges Sep., 1623, d. upon his 
estate in North Beverly early summer of 
1648, one of the original settlers of Naum- 
kiag, now Salem, Mass. He was known 
as one of the old planters of Salem. Made 
a freeman May 18, 1631, one of the thirteen 
executive rulers of Salem appointed Jan. 
26, 1637, a surveyor and layer-out of lots 
in Salem, one of the first members of the 
First Church in Salem, which was the 
first church fully formed and organized in 
America. 

S PRAGUE, JOHN F. of Monson, Me., 
b. at Sangerville, Me., July 16, 1848, 
lavv)'er, editor, member of Me. House of 
Representatives 1885, has held various po- 
sitions of trust, author of local histories, 
member Me. Hist. Soc; son of Elbrid^e 
Gerry, b. at Green, Me., 1793, d. at San- 
gerville, Me., Dec. 20, 1867 (m. Oct. 22, 
1847, Sarah Parsons); son of Janies, b. at 
Mendon, Mass., Mar. 16, 1750, d. at Green, 
Me., moved there 1781, Revolutionary sol- 
dier (m. 1779, Mary Bartlett of Newton, 
Mass.); son of William, b. at Mendon, 
Mass., 1719, d. at Green, Me.; son of Wil- 
liam, b. at Mendon 1679; son of John, b. 
at Hingham, Mass., 1638, d. at Mendon 
1683; son of William, b. at Upway, Eng., 
about 1609, settled at Charlestown, Mass., 
1629, his brothers Ralph and Richard came 
with him, they were persons of character 
and substance; sons of Edward of Upway, 
Eng. 

SCARBOROUGH, WILLIAM WOOL- 
SEY of Cincinnati, O., b. at Hartford, 
Ct., Aug. 20, 1814, moved to New York in 
1830 when a lad of fifteen, became clerk in 
a dry goods store, transfer clerk of Boston 
and Prov. R. R. Co. 1832-3, received a 
mercantile education in house of Goodhue 
& Co., supercargo for them to Europe and 
China 1836-7, then agent of Howland & 
Aspinwall to Mexico 1837-43, settled in 
Cincinnati 1846, merchant and banker there, 
now retired (m. Apr. 18, 1844, Sarah, dau. 
of John Van Beuren of New York and 
Elizabeth Scott, eldest dau. of Gilbert As- 
pinwall, merchant of New York); son by 
second m. of Jared of Hartford, Ct., b. 



Jan. 26, 1781, grad. Yale Coll. 1803, lawyer 
and merchant, quartermaster of State of Ct. 
in war of 1812 and captain of cavalry corps 
(m. ist, Margaret Cauldwell, m. 2d, Mary 
Anne, eldest dau. of William W. Woolsey 
New York); son of Joseph and Deborah 
of Brooklyn, Ct., d. Nov. 25, 1816 (m. 
2d, George Hoadly of New Haven and 
Cleveland). The ancestors of the Scarbor- 
ough family came from Yorkshire, Eng., 
to Mass. about 1650, one soon went to Vir- 
ginia, the other settled at Roxbury. In 
July, 1686, Samuel was of the party sent to 
colonize the northern part of Ct. now Wind- 
ham CO., where descendants still live. The 
name appears early in Yorkshire, a Joseph 
was ensign in Lord St. John's regiment of 
Parliamentary army at battle of Edge Hill 
1642. 

TAYLOR, Prof. VIRGIL CORYDON of 
Des Moines, Iowa, b. at Barkhamp- 
sted, Ct., Apr. 2, 1817, musical composer 
and voice trainer, newspaper correspondent 
and writer for the liberal and spiritual 
journals, author of two unpublished operas 
" Joseph " of Bible history and " Elizabeth " 
the English queen, author of fourteen mu- 
sical works and inventor of "Taylor's pat- 
ent index staff" by which the keynote is in- 
dicated by a heavy line and wide space (m. 
May I, 1848, Harriet C. Dunlap); son of 
Virg'il of Barkhampsted, Ct., b. at Can- 
ton, Ct., Dec. 10, I79i,d. at Barkhampsted 
Dec. 16, 1861, deacon of Cong. Ch. there, 
changing near close of life to Rationalism 
and Liberalism (m. 1811, Electa, dau. of 
Asa Gilbert, a soldier in Revolution); son of 
William 2d of Barkhampsted, Ct., b. at 
Canton, Ct., 1757, d. at Barkhampsted 
Mar. 23, 1835, soldier under Washington in 
Revolution (m. Abigail Case); son of Wil- 
liam ist of Canton, Ct., b. near Cape Cod, 
Mass., 1727, d. at Canton. 

MOAK, NATHANIEL CLEVELAND 
of Albany, N. Y., b. at Sharon, N. 
Y., Oct. 3, 1833, adm. to bar 1856, editor 
various law publications; son of Jacob M. 
of Cooperstown, N. Y., b. 1812 (m. Amy, 
dau. of Henry Cleveland, desc. of Moses 
Cleveland of Woburn 1635); son of Henry 
of Decatur, N. Y. (m. Anna, dau. of Storm 



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Hotaling of Coeymans); son of Jacob of 
Sharon, N. Y., b. Sep. 29, 1761 (m. Mary 
McGee); son by second m. of Jacob of 
Bethlehem, Albany co., N. Y,, b. in Swit- 
zerland about 1720, came to America and 
settled in Bethlehem, N. Y., in early rec- 
ords his name appears as Hannes Jochem 
Moogh (m. ist, abt. 1740, Frena, m. 2d, 
Feb. 21, 1761, Catharine Claasen or Claus, 
b. 1740, d. 1821). 

PRESCOTT, CYRUS DAN of Rome, 
N. Y.. b. at New Hartford, N. Y., 
Aug. 15, 1836, attorney and counselor, 
memb. of common council of Rome, school 
comr. , memb. Assembly 1879, memb. Con- 
gress two terms, LL. D. of Madison Univ., 
adj. One Hundred and First Regt., N. Y. 
Vols. (m. June 26, 1867, Eliza F., dau. of 
Daniel Cady); son of Jeremiah of New 
Hartford, N. Y., b. there Aug. 4, 1806, d. 
there May 12, 1872, atty. and counselor, 
under-sheriff of Oneida co., justice of peace 
(m. Oct. 5, 1831, Deborah Linman, dau. of 
Johan Linnemann, b. in Viele, Denmark, 
Feb. 16, 1759, came to America abt. 1768, 
served in Revolution and war of 1812, d. 
at Canajoharie, N. Y., of camp fever Mar. 
2, 1813, m. at Amsterdam, N. Y., 1789, 
Catharine Sixberry, who d. at Streetsboro, 
Ohio, Dec. 19, 1863, aged loi years, 6 mos., 
13 days, they had nine children); son of 
Oliver of New Hartford, N. Y.,b. at West- 
ford, Mass., Feb. 22, 1760, d. at N. Hart- 
ford Dec, 1843, lived at JafFra)', N. H., 
until 1793, then was a pioneer of N. Hart- 
ford, buying 500 acres of primeval forest, 
had seven sons and seven daughters (m. 
May, 1788, Keziah Howard, d. at N. Hart- 
ford Apr., 1843, aged eighty years, seven 
mos); son of Oliver of Westford, Mass., 
b. there May 5, 1725, d. there Jan. i, 1803 
(m. June 8, 1749, Bethia Underwood, d. at 
Harvard, Mass., Oct. i, 1813, aged eighty- 
four); son of Ebenezer of Westford, Mass., 
b. there July 19, 1700, d. there Dec. i, 1771 
(m. May 24, 1721, Hannah Farnsworth); 
son of Jonas of Forge Village in Groton, 
afterward Westford, Mass., b. there Oct. 
26, 1678, d. there Sep. 12, 1750, enlarged 
the foundry built by his father, still pos- 
sessed by family, was captain of militia, 



justice of peace, rep. to Gen. Court 1720 
(m. Oct. 15,, 1699, Thankful Wheeler, d. 
Nov. I, 1716); son of Jonas of Forge Vil- 
lage, b. at Lancaster, Mass., June, 1684, d. 
at Forge Village Dec. 31, 1723, blacksmith, 
large land-owner, built mills, town clerk 
1691, selectman, rep. in Gen. Assem. 1699, 
1705, captain of militia, justice of peace 
(m. Dec. 14, 1672, MaryLoker). The name 
is derived from priest and cottage, priest's 
house. 

FISKE, JOHN of Cambridge, Mass., 
name changed to that of his mother's 
maternal grandfather, John Fiske, by per- 
mission of Conn. Legislature (m. Sep. 6, 
1864, Abby Morgan, dau. of Aaron Brooks 
of Petersham, Mass., by his second wife 
Martha Amelia, dau. of Rev. Luther Willson 
of Petersham); son of Edmund Brewster 
Green of Phila., b. at Smyrna, Del., Jan. 
3, 1815, d. at Panama, New Granada, July 
II, 1852 (m. Mary Fiske, dau. of John 
Bound of Middletown, Ct., son of Ephraim 
Bound of Boston, Mass., and Sarah, dau. 
of Benjamin Francis of Medford by second 
wife Sarah Hall, John Bound m. Mary, dau. 
of John Fiske, town clerk of Middletown, 
Ct., for many years, m. Mary Merrills of 
Killingworth, now Clinton, Ct., son of 
John Fiske, Jr., son of Capt. John Fiske 
of Haddam, son of Dr. John Fiske of Mil- 
ford, son of Constable John of Wenham, 
Mass., son of Phineas Fiske of Fressing- 
field, Suffolk, Eng., came to Wenham 
1641); son of Humphreys Green of Phila., 
d. in or about 1857, aged about 100, was a 
Quaker (m. Jane Lore, sister of Eldad and 
Auley Lore, one of whom had son Hon. 
Charles Lore, member of Congress from 
Delaware for many years). 

McWHORTER, GEORGE GUM- 
MING of Oswego, N. Y., president 
and compiler of the Oswego City Library, 
holds several prominent lay positions in 
the Protestant Episcopal Church; son of 
George H. of Oswego, N. Y., b. at New- 
ark, N. J., June 18, 1795, d. at Oswego, 
N. Y.,June i, 1862, for many years a prom- 
inent citizen of Oswego, author of Hand- 
hook of the New Testament, Church Essays, 
and various reviews and magazine articles, 



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a prolific writer for the press, held several 
positions of honor and trust, member of 
Prot. Epis. Ch. (m. Feb. 9, 1819, Margaret 
T., dau. of John Lawrance, judge-advocate- 
general of the Rev. army, and conducted 
the trial of Andre); son of Alexander C. 
of Newark, N. J., b. there 1771, d. there 
Oct. 8, 1808, an eminent law)'^er (m. 1790, 
Phcebe, dau. of Caleb Bruen of Newark, 
and sister of Matthias Bruen, a leading 
citizen of Perth Amboy, N. J.); son of 
Alexander of Newark, N. J., b. at New 
Castle, Del., July 26, 1734, d. at Newark 
July 20, 1807, an eminent Presbyterian 
clergyman, a friend of Dr. Witherspoon, 
and under him the First Presb. Church in 
Newark was built, he was chaplain in Gen. 
Knox's brigade, was at council of war be- 
fore the army crossed the Delaware, inti- 
mate with Washington, his portrait by Cop- 
ley is in Yale Gallery, N. Haven, Ct. (m. 
Oct., 1758, Mary, dau. of Gen. Gumming 
of the Rev. army); son of Hugh of New 
Castle, Del., the first of the name in Amer- 
ica. The McWhorters were a small low- 
land clan, one went to the north of Ireland, 
whence a descendant, Hugh, came to 
America, 

VAN ALLEN, LUCAS L. of New York 
city, lawyer, read law in oflSce of 
Tobey & Sylvester at Kinderhook, N. Y., 
served five terms in the Legislature from 
seventh assembly district of New York; 
son of Lawrence H. of Stuyvesant, N. Y., 
who was b. at Kinderhook May 15, 1791, d. 
at Stuyvesant Mar. 14, 1872, served in war 
of 1812 (m. Rebecca Van Buren, maternally 
descended from Count Horn of Holland), 
nephew of Peter Van Allen, an eminent 
lawyer who emigrated to Georgia, became 
attorney-genejal, was killed in a duel by 
William H, Crawford; son of Henry of 
Kinderhook, N. Y. (m. Hannah Vosburgh, 
sister of Gen. Peter Vosburgh of Revolu- 
tionary fame); son of Lawrence of Kin- 
derhook, his residence near the village of 
Kinderhook, built in 1737 of Holland 
bricks, is still standing in good repair (m. 
Margaret Van Schaack, sister of Peter Van 
Schaack, a distinguished jurist); descended 
from Laurens Van Allen, a merchant of 
Amsterdam, Holland. 



PEYTON, EPHRAIM G. of Hazlehurst, 
Miss., b. at Gallatin, Miss., Mar. 16, 
1846, a soldier in Gen. Lee's army in 1864-5, 
captured at Ft. Gregg Apr. 2, 1865, admit- 
ted to bar 1867, district attorney 1869-70, 
chancellor of the twentieth and ninth dists. 
of Miss. 1870-88, his judicial career was 
marked with such ability that his retire- 
ment in May, 1888, was regretted by the 
people (m. Aug. 7, 1873, Annie, dau. of 
Elias and Mary [Gilchrist] Coleman of high 
and respectable parentage); son of E. Cr. 
Peyton of Jackson, Miss., b. in Kentucky 
Oct. 29, 1802, d. at Jackson, Miss., Sep. 5, 
1876, a lawyer of eminence, member of 
Legislature, district attorney 1839, member 
of Miss, const, conv. 1865-8, elected to 
Congress 1865, chief justice of Sup. Court 
of Miss. 1870-6 (m. Mar. 31, 1831, Arte- 
missia G. Patton, of one of the best Missis- 
sippi families). 

POTTER, DELCOUR S. of Schuyler- 
ville, N. Y., b. at Coveville, N. Y., 
Apr. 19, 1843, educated at Schuylerville 
Acad, and at Fort Edward Inst., adm. to 
practice law at Canton, N. Y., 1865, was 
counsel with Hon. Chas. Hughes and J. S. 
L'Amoreaux in defense of Jesse Billings 
for wife murder at Ballston Spa 1879, was 
member of N. Y. Assembly 1880, '81, '82 (m. 
Mar. 6, 1865, Anna, dau. of Malcolm and 
Phebe McNaughton of Schuylerville); son 
of Stephen of Schuylerville, N. Y.,b. there 
Oct. 25, 1812 (m. June i, 1837, Amanda, 
b. at Fort Ann, N. Y., d. at Schuyler- 
ville May 4, 1884, dau. of Franklin Has- 
kins of Fort Ann); son of Emmor of 
Schuylerville, N. Y., b. at Scituate, R. L, 
July 13, 1767, d. at Schuylerville July 31, 
1837, mason by trade, tenant of Gen. Philip 
Schuyler and afterward owner of same land 
(m. Chloe Fiske); son of Christopher of 
Scituate, R. L, descendant of Robert, who 
came from Coventry, Eng., in 1634 and 
settled at Lynn, Mass. 

ONDERDONK, ANDREW JOSEPH 
of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. at Manhasset, 
L. L, Mar. 23, 1847, grad. Albany Law Sch., 
admitted to practice 1868, oflSce in New 
York city (m. Oct. 12, 1880, Annie Louise, 
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1870-1, and Louisa Ketteltas); son of 
Horatio G. of Manhasset, L. I., b. at North 
Hempstead, L. I., Aug. 14, 1808, d. at 
Manhasset Apr. 6, 1886, appointed by Gov. 
Marcy a Judge of Common Pleas (m. Jan. 
23, 1830, Elizabeth Schenck Onderdonk, 
dau. of George); son of Joseph of North 
Hempstead, L. I., b. there Mar. 14, 1766, 
d. there Feb. 8, 1852 (m. Aug. 12, 1789, 
Dorothy Montfort); son of Adrian, b. Dec. 
4, 1726, d. Jan. 2, 1794 (m. Nov. 21, 1755, 
Maria Hegeman); son of Andries, b. Mar. 
19, 1686, d. Nov. 21, 1758 (m. 1706 Gertrude 
Lott); son of Andries (m. Nov. 11, 1683, 
Maria Van Der Vliet); son of Adrian Van 
Der Donk, b. in Holland (province of 
Breda), was a resident of Amsterdam, Hol- 
land in 1656, doctor of the two laws con- 
ferred by Univ. of Leiden, departed to New 
Netherlands and then wrote at New Castle, 
Del., his Description of New Netherlatids. 

T) YMAN, WILLIAM P. of Wilkes Barre, 
Xt Pa., grad. Cornell Univ. 1871, Har- 
vard Law Sch. 1872, adm. to bar at Wilkes 
Barre 1873, Sup. Court of Pa. 1875, author 
of History of Dallas, Pa., now in prepara- 
tion (m. Dec. 18, 1878, Charlotte M., dau. 
of George P. Rose of Fenton, Mich., desc. 
of Dr. Rose, an early settler of Bingham- 
ton, N. Y., and for whom the town of 
Montrose, Pa., was named, also was the 
originator of Sanitarium at Clifton Springs, 
N. v.), has six brothers and sisters: Mary 
E. Ryman, m. C. M. Maxwell of New 
York, Theodore Freelinghuysen Ryman of 
Wilkes Bdixre, John Jacob Ryman of Dallas, 
Pa., Euth E. of Wilkes Barre, Fred. S. of 
Boston, Mass., and Lester S. of Wilkes 
Barre; son of Abrain of Dallas, Pa., b. 
there Aug. 21, 1817, d. there Dec. 17, 1873, 
through great energy and activity estab- 
lished a large mercantile and lumber busi- 
ness which is still being carried on by his 
sons under name of A. Ryman & Sons in 
Wilkes Barre and Dallas (m. Jemima, dau. 
of Philip Kunkle of German origin, b. in 
Warren co., N. J., an early settler of Dal- 
las in 1814, one of its most prosperous citi- 
zens); son of Peter of Dallas, Pa., b. in 
Warren co., N. J., 1776, d. at Dallas May 
17, 1838, practiced law before justice of the 



peace courts, settled and cleared the farm 
in Dallas still kept by his descendants, a 
man of ability and intelligence (m. about 
1798 Mary Swasey of the old Hope, N. J., 
family, her brother Richard moved to New- 
ark, N. J., and established a large shoe 
factory, another member of the family m. 
James M. Quimby, a mayor of Newark); 
son of George of Greenfield near Hope, N. 
J., b. in Amsterdam, Holland, d. at Green- 
field, N. J., before 1812. The origin of the 
family is supposed to have been in prov. 
of Schlessen, Prussia, co. of Lignitz. 

WALWORTH, CLARENCE ALFON- 
SUS of Albany, N. Y., rector of St. 
Mary's Church; son of Reuben Hyde of 
Saratoga, b. at Bosrah, Ct., 1788, d. 1867, 
admitted to the bar 1809, served in war 
of 1812, at Plattsburgh in Sept., 1814, as 
aide-de-camp to Gen. Mooers, justice of 
the peace, master in Chancery, Supreme 
Court commissioner, member of Congress, 
circuit judge 1823-28, chancellor of State 
of New York for twenty years, pres. of law 
school, LL. D. Harvard Coll., LL. D. Yale 
Coll., author Rules and Orders of N. Y. 
Court of Chancery 1829; Hyde Genealogy, 2 
vols., 1864 (m. ist, Maria K. Averill, mother 
of Clarence A., 2d, Mrs. Sarah Smith 
Hardin); son of Benjamin of Bosrah, Ct., 
and Hoosic, N. Y., b. 1746, d. 1812, quarter- 
master and acting adj. in Rev. army under 
Col. Nichols, present at battle of White 
Plains (m. Apphia Hyde, desc. of Mary Win- 
slow, niece of Gov. Winslow of the May- 
flower, and desc. through Lieut. Thomas 
Tracy from the Tracys of Tewksbury, 
England); son of Jolin of Groton, b. 1696, 
d. 1749 (m. Sarah Dunn), captain of dra- 
goons ; son of William who came from 
London, Eng. , or that neighborhood to 
America about 1689, and shortly afterward 
married Mar)' Seton, an immigrant by the 
same ship, settled first on Fisher's Island as 
lessee of Gov. Winthrop, thence to Groton. 
He died in 1703. From him are descended 
the Walworths of the United States, and 
they belong to that branch of the family 
classed by Burke as "the Walworths of 
London and Suffolk " who bear the shield 
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Richard II. This old Saxon name is some- 
times by the French and Norman chron- 
iclers misspelled " Goulouvre, Goulouffre 
and Golafer." 

BROCKWAY, WILLIAM STEVENS of 
Milwaukee, Wis., b. at Ripon, Wis., 
Dec. 29, 1855 (m. at Middletown, Ct., Oct. 
13, 1S86, Georgia Margaret, b. Nov. 29, 
1861, dau. of Henry Hosea and Philippa 
Georgiana [Hilliard] Smith of Middletown, 
Ct., and have one child, Edward Henry 
Brockway); MARY OLIVIA BROCK- 
WAY, b. at Ripon, Wis., Jan. 4, 1858, d. 
at Milwaukee, Wis., July 24, 1885 (m. at 
Milwaukee June 16, 1884, William Ward 
Wight [see page 67 of this vol.]); son and 
daughter of Edward Payson of Milwaukee, 
b. at Parma, N. Y., Feb. 13, 1832, moved 
to Onondaga co., N. Y., 1841, thence to 
Ripon, Wis., 1849, where he was engaged 
in merchandise and milling until 1856, then 
was one of the organizers of the Bank of 
Ripon of which he was cashier, then presi- 
dent, which bank became First Nat. Bank 
of Ripon 1864, and he became and still is 
its president (m. Sep. 12, 1854, Susan Maria, 
b. at Truxton, N. Y., Mar. 6, 1833, dau. of 
Thomas and Harriet [Clapp] McKnight 
[see Lyman Gen.]); son of Picket, b. at 
Lyme, Ct., Apr. 10, 1788, d. at Parma, N. 
Y., Jan. 20, 1833 (m. at Parma Oct. 13, 
1822, Nancy, b. at Peru, Mass., May 7, 
1799, d. at Ripon Jan. 2, 1874, dau. of Wm. 
and Chloe [Leland] Stevens [see Leland 
Gen.] ); son of Capt. Abner, b. at Lyme, 
Ct., Dec. 28, 1754, d. Sep. 6, 1808 (m. at 
Lyme Sep. 7, 1775, Catharine, b. about 
1756, d. 1831, dau. of Elisha and Catharine 
[Mather] Marvin, she, fourth in desc. from 
Rev. Richard Mather, he, Elisha son of 
Reinold and Martha [Waterman] Marvin, 
she granddau. of Lieut. Thomas Trac}'^ of 
Norwich, grandson of Sir Rich. Tracy, 
desc. from Charlemagne and Alfred the 
Great); son of Capt. William, b. at Lyme 
Feb. 22, 1723, d. Feb. 25, 1798 (m. 1744, 
Hannah Clark, b. 1724, d. Jan. 8, 1797); 
son of William, b. Lyme Dec. 26, 1693, 
d. 1774 (m. 1717, Prudence Pratt); son of 
William, b. Lyme July 25, 1666, d. Mar. 
29, 1755 (m. Mar. 8, 1692, Elizabeth); son 



of Wolstan, b. in England about 1638, d. 
about 1718 (m. at Lyme, Hannah, d. Feb. 
6, 1687, dau. of Wm. Bridges), undoubtedly 
the progenitor of all the Brockways in 
America prior to 1850, purchased lands 
in Lyme Dec. 3, 1659, still owned by 
descendants. 

BRINCKERHOFF, VAN WYCK of 
New York city and Irvington, N. Y., 
b. on the homestead midway between 
New Hamburgh and Carthage Landing in 
Dutchess CO., N. Y., Dec. 24, 1826 (m. 
Apr. 29, 1858, Mary E., only child of 
Wm. H. Hoople, b. in Canada in 1805, 
retired from the leather trade about 1875); 
son of Derick of Fishkill, N. Y., b. at 
East Fishkill Oct. 19, 1786, d. at Fishkill 
village Sep. 14, 1877, early went to N. Y. 
city, followed the wholesale grocery busi- 
ness, about 1820 bought 200 acres adjoin- 
ing the river, built, improved and resided 
there nearly fifty years (m. Mar. 24, 1813, 
Sarah, dau. of Abraham and Gertrude [On- 
derdonk] BrinckerhofF of Long Island 
1782); son of Jacob of Fishkill, N. Y., b. 
there June 7, 1754, d. there Aug. 12, 1818 
(m. Oct. 23, 1774, Dientie Van Wyck); son 
of Col. Derick of Fishkill, N. Y., b. there 
I72i,d. there 1788, prominent in politics 
for twenty years, member State Legislature, 
and of Provincial Congress 1775 (m. Aug. 
27, 1747, Geertie WyckofF, and had three 
children: Abraham, Jacob and Phoebe); 
eldest son of Abraham of Fishkill, N. Y., 
b. at Flushing, L. I., 1701, d. at Fishkill, 
the pioneer of the name in Fishkill to oc- 
cupy lands bought by his father (m. Fem- 
metie Remsen); eldest son of Dirck of 
Flushing, L. I., b. there Mar. t6, 1667, d. 
at Fishkill Apr. 26, 1748, bought 2,000 
acres at Flushing July 9, 1718, and exten- 
sively engaged in farming (m. 1700, Aeltie 
Cowenhoven, b. 1679, d. Mar. 9, 1740); 
third son of Abraham Jorisen, b. at Flush- 
ing, Holland, 1632, d. at Flushing Bay, L. 
I., 1714 (m. May 20, 1660, Aeltie Stryker); 
son of Joris Dircksen, b. in county of 
Drenthe, Holland, in 1609, d. in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., Jan. 16, 1661 (m. 1631, Susannah 
Dubbels), came to New Amsterdam in 1638, 
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Hall, obtained from Gov. Keift Mar. 26, 
1646, had four children: Dirck, Hendrick, 
Abraham and Aeltie, Dirck was killed by 
the Indians. 

POPE, CHARLES HENRY of Kenne- 
bunkport. Me., b. at Machias, Me., 
Oct. 18, 1841, minister of the gospel, teacher, 
grad. Bowdoin Coll. 1862, Bangor Theol. 
Sem. 1865, ord. Congregational minister 
July 27, 1865, preached in California till 
1877, principal of Young Ladies' Sem., 
Benicia, Cal., 1871-4, author of The Dor- 
chester Pope Family, Solar Enginery (m. 
July 31, 1865, Elizabeth Leach, dau. of 
Niran Bates, M. D., of E. Machias, Me., 
of the Hingham, Mass., family, by his first 
wife, Charlotte Lamson Dennett of Exeter, 
N. H., desc. from John and Amy Dennett 
of Portsmouth, N. H.); son of Jaines of 
Whitney ville. Me., long supt. of W. & 
M'port R. R., b. Nov. 23, 1811 (m. Nov. 22, 
1835, Eunice, dau, of Marshall and Susan- 
nah [Gardner] Thaxter, desc. from Thomas 
of Hingham, Mass., and from the Salem 
Gardner family); third son of Frederick 
of Dorchester (for continuation of pedigree 
see supra, under Albert Augustus Pope). 

WOOD, BRADFORD RIPLEY of 
Albany, N. Y., b. at Westport, Ct., 
Sep. 30, 1800, member of the twenty-ninth 
Congress, U. S. minister to Denmark 1861-5 
(m. Aug. 24, 1834, Eliza, widow of Joseph 
W. Clark, and dau. of Thomas and Dorcas 
Gould of Alban)', he, Thomas, b. at New 
port, R. I., Mar. 31, 1770, removed to 
Albany about 1794, where he became an 
esteemed and successful merchant and d. 
Apr. 4, 1820, was desc. from Jeremiah and 
Priscilla [Grover] Gould who came from 
England about 1640 to Middletown, R. I.), 
fourth son of Samuel of Westport, Ct., b. 
at Windham, Ct., Apr. 12, 1758, d. at West- 
port Aug. 13, 1843, sea captain and soldier 
in Revolution (m. Nov. 18, 1778, Rebecca 
Lyon of Fairfield, Ct.); second son of 
Rev. Samuel, b. at Boxford, Mass., June 
14, 1724, a grad. of Harvard Coll. 1745, 
made master in 1749, Congregational cler- 
gyman, chaplain in Revolution, taken pris- 
oner at capture of Ft. Washington 1776, d. 
on board^the prison-ship Asia the winter 



following (m. Lydia, b. Feb. 20, 1724, dau. 
of David, spn of Joshua Ripley and Han- 
nah, dau. of Wm. Bradford, dep. gov. of 
Plymouth Colony); son of Samuel of Mid- 
dleborough, b. at Yarmouth, Mass., May 
25, 1647 (m. 1679, Rebecca); son of Henry 
of Plymouth 1643, d.at Middleborough (m. 
1645 Abigail, dau. of John Jenny). 

TUT TIE, JOSEPH FARRAND of 
Crawfordsville, Ind.,b. at Bloomfield, 
N. J., Mar. 12, 1818, fitted for college there 
and at Newark, N. J., and Granville, O., 
grad. Marietta Coll. Ohio 1841, grad. Lane 
Sem. Cincinnati 1844, pastor Pres. Ch. at 
Delaware, O., 1845-7, at Rockaway, N. J., 
1847-62, pres. of Wabash Coll. since 1862, 
has printed many addresses, given many 
papers to historical societies and articles to 
reviews, author " Life of William Tut- 
tle," "Way Lost and Found," " Self Reli- 
ance," "Morris County," etc., is now one 
of the oldest in office of the college presi- 
dents in this country (m. Oct. 1,1845, Susan 

C, youngest dau. of Rev. Barnabas King, 

D. D., pastor Pres. Ch. at Rockaway, N. 
J., over fifty years, b. in Berkshire co., 
Mass., June 2, 1780, d. Apr. 10, 1862, m. 
Catharine Beach, grad. Williams Coll. 1805, 
son of Amos and Lucy [Perkins] King, he 
son of Benjamin and Sarah [Pease] King 
of Enfield, Conn.), had four children: 
Joseph F., Catharine E., Arthur W., and 
Josephine; son of Rev. Jacob of West 
Milford, N. J., and Jersey, O., b. New Ver- 
non, N. J., Aug. 24, 1786, d. at Jersey, O., 
Jan. 6, 1866, he learned the trade of a house- 
joiner, and while an apprentice prepared 
for college in part, admitted a junior in 
Princeton Coll., taught the academy in 
Newton, N. J., two years, had great suc- 
cess in Pres. Ch. at West Milford, N. J., 
twelve years and afterward in Ohio (m. 
Aug. 22, 1844, Elizabeth, b. Aug. 26, 1787, 
d. Aug. 29, 1871, eighth child of Samuel 
and Margaret [Farrand] Ward, both de- 
scended from original settlers of Newark, 
he son of Lawrence Ward, son of Josiah, 
son of John Ward, who came to Newark 
from Branford, Ct., she dau. of Dr. Daniel 
Farrand, son of Samuel, son of Nathaniel, 
Jr., son of Nathaniel of Milford, Ct., 



224 



AMERICAN ANCESTRY. 



whence he came to Newark); son of 
Joseph of New Vernon, N. J., b. at Han- 
over, N. J., June 22, 1753. d. at Mendham, 
N. J., Apr. 13, 1802 (m. ist, 1780, Esther, 
dau. of Samuel and Esther Parkhurst of 
Newark, desc. from Obadiah Bruen, who 
emigrated to New England and was one of 
the grantees of Conn, and purchasers of 
Newark); son of Daniel of Hanover, N. 
J., b. there Jan. 13, 1725, d. there Oct. g, 
1805 (m. 1747 Jemima Johnson, d. July 21, 
1774, fourth in descent from Robert John- 
son, an original settler of New Haven); son 
of Timothy of Hanover, N. J., b. at Wood- 
bridge, N. J., Oct. 16, 1696, d. at Hanover 
Dec. 31, 1754 (m. 1724 Cecelia Moore, 
buried July 3, 1768); son of Stephen of 
Woodbridge, N. J., b. at New Haven, Ct., 
May 20, 1673, d. at Woodbridge, N. J., 
probably in Oct., 1709, constable 1697, a 
man of considerable property (m. Sep. 12, 
1695, Ruth Fitz Randolph of the famous N. 
J. family); son of Joseph, bp. at New 
Haven Nov. 22, 1640, d. Sep., 1690 (m. 
May 2, 1667, Hannah, dau. of Capt. Thomas 
Munson); son of William, the original 
American ancestor, b. in Eng. 1609, d. in 
N. Haven June, 1673, came in the ship 
Planter to Boston 1635 with wife Elizabeth 
(b. 1612, d. Dec. 30, 1684), removed to New 
Haven 1639, had twelve children, much 
employed in public affairs, greatly re- 
spected, of high social position as shown 
by his title of Mr., bought in 1655 ^^ Joshua 
Atwater, his home lot of about two acres 
and the Tuttle mansion was built on what 
is now the corner of Chapel and College 
sts., which became the site of Yale's first 
building, which gave place nearly a century 
ago to elms, shading for many years this 
choicest spot of the campus and " the 
fence," dear to the hearts of all Yale men. 
In the fall of 1888 the elms were cut down 
to make room for a Memorial Hall " which 
the donor would have nowhere else," to 
be the finest of the University structures. 
His descendants are identified with Yale, 
Princeton, and other colleges in the great 
number and high character of its gradu- 
ates. In one branch alone are seventeen 
college presidents and educators of the 
first rank. 



BRINCKERHOFF, ELBERT ADRAIN 
of Englewood, N. J., merchant in 
New York city in firm of BrinckerhofF, 
Turner & Co., b. at Jamaica, L. I., Nov. 
29, 1838 (m. Apr. 22, 1869, Emily A., dau. 
of Col. Washington R. Vermilye of N. Y. 
city); only son of John Nostrand of Engle- 
wood, N. J., b. in Flushing township, L. 
I., near present site of Creedmore, Nov. 
16, 1808, grad. Univ. of Penn. 1829, was in 
business with his father in N. Y. city, firm 
of E. A. BrinckerhofF & Son, until delicate 
health forced a retirement to the country, 
afterward resided at Jamaica, L. I., and 
connected with the Union Hall Academy 
at that place 1835-65, the latter half as prin- 
cipal, retired from all active duties in 1865, 
removed to Englewood in 1875 (m. Mary 
M., dau. of Robert Adrain, LL. D., an 
eminent mathematician who d. Aug. 10, 
1843); only son of Elbert Adriance, b. in 
Flushing township, near present site of 
Creedmore in 1786, d. at Jamaica, L. I., 
Mar. 5, 1875, brought up on his father's 
farm, merchant in N. Y. city for many years, 
officer in Middle Dutch Church, elder in 
Collegiate Dutch Church of N. Y. for 
successive years (m. Elizabeth, dau. of 
John Nostrand); only son of Hendrick, b. 
at New Hackensack, N. Y., 1763, d. at 
the homestead of his stepfather, Elbert 
Adriance, at Flushing ,1807, inherited the 
farm, and the extreme portion of the Creed- 
more Range was taken from this land (m. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Rem Hegeman); only 
son of Johannes, b. at Flushing Bay, L. 
I., 1736, d. at New Hackensack, N. Y., 
Nov. 23, 1764, removed from L. I. to 
Dutchess CO., engaging in business at New 
Hackensack, on a visit to N. Y. city con- 
tracted yellow fever and died at early age 
of twenty-eight (m. Sarah, dau. of Abm. 
Brinckerhoif, a pious, exemplary woman 
who with her babe returned to her paternal 
home and afterward married Elbert Adri- 
ance); fifth son of Hendrick, b. at Flush- 
ing Bay, L. I., Jan. 2, 1709, d. there 1777, 
succeeded to homestead there, a pious and 
exemplary man, elder in Dutch church at 
Newtown, magistrate for several years (m. 
Lammetie, dau. of Daniel Rapalje); fourth 
son of Joris Abraham, b. at Flatbush, L. 



AMERICAN ANCESTRY. 



225 



I., Mar. I, 1664, d. at Flushing Bay, L. 
I., Mar. 27, 1729, succeeded to paternal 
estate on Flushing Bay and acquired sev- 
eral other farms which he distributed among 
his sons, early in life he joined the Flatlands 
Church (m. Annetie, dau. of Teunis Gys- 
bert Bogaert and Sarah Rapalje, who was 
b. at Albany, N. Y., June 9, 1625, and re- 
puted to be the first white female child born 
in the colony, a grant of land at the Walla- 
bout was bestowed upon her in honor of 
the event); eldest son of Abraham Joris, 
b. at Flushing, Holland, 1632, d. at Flush- 
ing Bay, L. I., 1714, obtained, Apr. 13, 
1661, a patent for thirty-two morgens of 
land at Flatbush, but located at Flatlands, 
elder in church there, chosen magistrate 
1673 (m. Aeltie, dau. of Jan Stryker); son 
of Joris Dircksen, the common ancestor 
of the Brinckerhoflf family in America, b. 
in the Netherlands, arrived at Brooklyn, L. 
I., 1638, d. there Jan. 16, 1661 (m. Susan- 
nah Bubbles), obtained, Mar. 23, 1646, a 
grant for eighteen morgens of land, magis- 
trate of Brooklyn 1654-60, connected with 
Ref. Dutch Church there at its organiza- 
tion, and elder at time of death. 

MORSE, FRANK BARTON of Bis 
marck. Dak., b. at Windsor, Me., 
May 23, 1854, moved to Augusta, Me., in 
April, 1856, went to Dakota in April, 1883, 
was connected with the territorial auditor's 
office as chief clerk and deputy from Dec, 
1883, to Aug., 1888 (m. May 23, 1882, Dora 
H., dau. of Isaac R. Hall of Phila. and 
Mary E. Hutchinson of Gardiner, Me.); son 
of William Henry of Windsor, Me., b. 
at Washington, Me., June 22, 1821, d. at 
Windsor, Me., Jan. 5, 1855 (m. June 22, 
1854, Sarah Elizabeth, dau. of Gideon Bar- 
ton of Windsor, and Sarah Pierce of Mass.); 
son of Calvin of Union, Me., b. at Fra- 
mingham, Mass., Nov. 22, 1773, d. at 
Washington, Me., Mar. 15, 1842 (m. Dec. 
25, 1800, Mary, dau of Thomas Mitchell 
of Union, Me.); son of Jonathan of 
Framingham, Mass. (m. Mehetabel Nurse). 

TJINDGE, FREDERICK H. of Los 
XV Angeles, Cal. (m. May 17, 1887, 
Rhoda May, dau. of James and Rhoda 
[Lothrop] Knight of Trenton, Mich.); son 

29 > 



of Samuel Baker of Cambridge, Mass., b. 
Dec. 26, 182P, d. May 3, 1883 (m. Apr. 29, 
1845, Clarissa Harrington of the Lexing- 
ton, Mass., family); son of Samuel of 
Salem and Cambridge, b. at Ipswich, Mass., 
Jan. 29, 1791, d. at Cambridge Feb. i, 
1850 (m. Feb. 17, 1820, Maria Bradlee 
Wait of Medford, Mass.); son of John of 
Ipswich, Mass., b. there Sep. 24, 1759, d* 
there Oct. 18, 1801 (m. May 18, 1786, Sarah 
Baker); son of Daniel of Ipswich, Mass., 
b. there Jan. 26, 1721, d. there Aug. 9, 1800 
(m. 1745 Mary Kimball); son of Daniel of 
Ipswich, Mass., b. there, d. July, 1724 (m. 
ist, Mar. 22, 1711, Sarah Knowlton, m. 2d, 
Martha [Caldwell] Ayres); son of Rog'Cr, 
b. at Ipswich, Mass., June 19, 1657 (m. 
June 9, 1684, Sarah Shatswell); son of 
Daniel of Roxbury, Mass., 1639, ^md 
Ipswich 1648, d. Feb., 1661 (m. Mary 
Kinsman of Ipswich, Mass.). 

MILLET, GEORGE V. of Charlestown, 
Mass., b. at Ipswich, Mass., Oct. 19, 
1846; son of Nathaniel A. of Salem, 
Charlestown and Ipswich, b. at Salem Jan. 
II, 1805, d. at Ipswich Aug. 31, 1869, 
tailor (m. July 6, 1828, Elizabeth, b. at 
Salem July 24, 1805, d. at Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Nov. 28, 1884, buried at Ipswich Dec. 2, 
1884, dau. of Abraham and Elizabeth [Ab. 
bott] Valpey); son of John of Salem, Mass., 
b. there Jan. 6, 1768, d. there Feb. 14, 1819, 
cooper (m. May 27, 1792, Margaret, b. at 
Salem Jan. 12, 1768, d. there Feb. 14, 1823, 
dau. of Nathaniel and Hannah [Cheever] 
Archer, desc. of Samuel Archer, dep. 
marshal of Salem many years, she desc. of 
Peter Cheever, glover, of Salem); son of 
John of Salem, Mass., bp. there Oct. 23, 
1737, d. there in Oct., 1793 (m. July 18, 1761, 
Mary, bp. at Salem Dec. 7, 1740, d. there 
in Aug., 1788, dau. of Joseph and Hannah 
[Phippen] Roberts); son of Andrew of 
Salem, b. at Gloucester, Mass., May 30, 
1705, d. at Salem (m, Nov. 18, 1726, Ruth 
Harris of Beverly); son of Thomas of 
Gloucester, b. there Jan. 9, 1675, drowned 
at Casco Bay Mar. i, 1722 (m. June 16, 1696, 
Elizabeth, b. at Wenham, d. at Gloucester 
Mar. 27, 1713, dau. of John and Sarah 
Batchelder of Wenham); son of Nathaniel 



226 



AMERICAN ANCESTRY. 



of Gloucester, b. at Dorchester 1647, d. at 
Gloucester Nov. 9, 1719 (ra. May 3, 1670, 
Ann, b. at Gloucester May 24, 1651, d. 
there Mar. 9, 1718, dau. of Andrew and 
Barbara Lester); son of Mr. Thomas, 
arrived at Dorchester, Mass., from Chert- 
sey, Eng., staying there till about 1657 
when he removed to Gloucester, official 
teacher there, b. abt. 1605, d. at Brookfield 
abt. 1676 (m. in England, Mary, b. 1606, d. 
at Gloucester June 5, 1682, dau. of John 
and Mary Grenoway of Stains near Chert- 
sey, Eng.). 

SWIFT, ROWLAND of Hartford, Ct. 
(m. Sep. 12, 1855, Sarah Benton, dau. 
of Norman H. Gillette, whose ancestors 
were among first settlers of Windsor, Ct., 
he m. Apr., 1834, Jane Shepard, dau. of 
Mary Webster, desc. of John Webster, fifth 
governor of Colony of Hartford); son of 
Earl of Mansfield Center, Ct., b. there 
Apr. 8, 1784, d. there June 14, 1869, grad. 
Yale Coll. 1805, studied medicine and sur- 
gery, adm. to practice 1808, practiced at 
Windham, Ct., two years, at Wethersfield, 
Ct., two years, at Mansfield remainder of 
life, a beloved physician (m. Apr. 18, 1810, 
Laura, b. at Windham, Ct., July 4, 1792, 
d. at Mansfield Apr. 17, 1870, dau. of Capt. 
Ralph Ripley, gt.-gt.-gr.-son of Joshua Rip- 
ley and Hannah, dau. of Wm. Bradford, 
Jr., son of Gov. Wm. Bradford of Ply- 
mouth 1620, he, Capt. Ralph, m. Dec. 8, 
1774, Eunice Huntington, gt.-gt.-gr.-dau. 
of Simon Huntington of Windsor 1633); 
son of Barzillia of Mansfield Center, Ct., 
b. at Wareham, Mass., Jan. 9, 1747, d. at 
Mansfield Center 1817 (m. Sarah Fearing 
of Wareham, Mass.); son of Rowland of 
Sandwich, Mass., b. Mar. 24, 1721-2, d. 
Feb. 13, 1795 (m. Mary Dexter of Falmouth, 
Mass.); son of Jireh of Sandwich, Mass., 
b. there 1665, d. Apr., 1749 ("i- Nov. 26, 
1697, Abigail Gibbs); son of William of 
Sandwich, Mass., b. in England i627(?), d. 
at Sandwich, Mass., Jan., 1705-6 (m. Ruth); 



son of William, who came from England 
in the great immigration of 1630, settled at 
Watertown, Mass., moved to Sandwich, 
Mass., 1637, d. there 1643 (m. Joan, d. 
there Jan. or Feb. 26, 1663). 

WOODRUFF, CHARLES ALBERT 
of U. S. army, b. at Burke, Vt., 
Apr, 26, 1845, commissary of subsistence 
U. S. A., private, corporal, sergeant of Co. 
A, loth Vt. 1862-5, wounded four times at 
Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864, U. S. Mil. 
Acad. 1867-71, lieut. 7ih U. S. Inf. 1871-8, 
wounded three times at Big Hole, M. T., 
Aug., 1877, served in Army of Potomac in 
various battles, discharged on account of 
wounds, pensioned, surrendered pension 
Feb., 1867, served in Montana scouting and 
Indian campaigns. Ft. Leavenworth 1878-9, 
chief C. S. dist. N. Mexico 1879-84, chief C. 
S. Dept. Columbia, Vancouver Barracks, 
1884-8 (m. July 2, 1874, Louise V., b. San 
Francisco, eldest dau. of James R. Duflf, b. 
in Nova Scotia, eldest son of Richard Duff 
of Scotch descent); third son of Erastus of 
Burke, Vt., b. in Conn. Nov. 17, 1802, d. 
Newark, Vt., Oct. i, 1880, sheriff and other 
county and town offices, major 3d Vt., de- 
clined on account of age (m. Mar. 11, 1830, 
Eliza M., b. in Sandwich, N. H., dau. of 
Gen. Johnson Quimby); first son of Lot 
of Burke, Vt., b. Farmington, Ct., Feb. 
14, 1779, d. Burke, Vt., July 25, 1831, 
moved to Vt. 1803 (m. Nov. 27, 1800, Han- 
nah Miller); son of OliTei* of Farmington, 
Ct., b. there Sep. 23, 1750 (m. June 18, 
1770, Sarah Porter); son of Joshua of 
Farmington, b. there Nov. 7, 1708, d. there 
bet. Sep. 21, 1775, and July 3, 1776 (m. 
May 4, 1738, Rebecca Woodford); son of 
Matthew of Farmington, b. Feb. 8, 1669 
(m. Sep. 15, 1694, Elizabeth Balding); son 
of Matthew of Farmington, b. 1646, d. 
Nov., 1691 (m. June 16, 1668, Mary Plumb); 
son of Matthew of Farmington, Ct. ; one 
of the eighty-four proprietors there (ra. 
Hannah). 



INDEX TO LINEAGES. 



PAGE. 

Abbot 20I 

Arms 147 

Armstrong 23 

Atwater 3 

Backus 103 

Baker, 
of Montville. . iii 
of Boston .... 126 

Balch 217 

Ballard 186 

Bangs 99 

Banta 65 

Bardvvell 198 

Barrett, 
of St. Paul... 68 
of Loveland. . 72 

Bartow 4 

Batchelder 139 

Battell 134 

Batterson 4 

Bayard ... 78 

Beaver 191 

Beekman 4 

Biddle 212 

Bisbee 157 

Bissell 125 

Blood 6 

Bogart 174 

Bolles 6 

Bolton, 

of Cleveland. . 63 
of New York.. 109 

Borden 136 

Boyd 74 

Bradbury 132 

Briggs 70 

BrinckerhofF, 

of Englewood. 224 
of Mansfield. . 73 
of New York.. 222 

Brockway 222 

Brodhead 165 

Brooks 77 

Buck, 

of Pennsyl- 

vania 144 

of Wisconsin.. 93 

Bugbee 75 

Burbank 194 



PAGE. 

Burdge 66 

Burhans 162 

Burnham . 87 

Burton 158 

Butler, 

of Hudson ... 7 

of New York.. 7 

Byram... 8 

Candage 156 

Carey 142 

Carpenter 214 

Cary 8 

Case 161 

Casey 8 

Chapman 9 

Chase 9 

Child 200 

Church 203 

Chute 82 

Clapp 75 

Clark 94 

Clarke, 
o f Marietta, 

Ga 133 

of Needham. . 122 

Clearwater 95 

Cleveland, 

of Hartford. . . 186 

of New York.. 10 

Clift 10 

Codman 133 

Cole II 

Cornell, 

of New York.. 123 

of Buffalo . . . 139 

Cowdrey 121 

Crane, 

of Boston. ... 119 

of Dalton 11 

Crosby. 11 

Cudworth 170 

Currier 12 

Curtis 69 

Cushman 12 

Darling 13 

Davenport 192 

Davies 14 



PAGE. 

Davis, 

of Denver. . . . 206 

of Doylestown 14 
Dawson, 

of Lowell 102 

of Laurelville. 87 

Deake 76 

DeForest 184 

DeMille 138 

Denham 127 

Densmore 116 

DePeyster 83 

Devens 194 

DeWitt 160 

Dexter 180 

Dike 173 

Dix 135 

Doane 114 

Dodge, 

of Sutton 136 

of New York.. 76 

Douglas 194 

Douw.. . . 155 

Dow .... 204 

Downer 149 

Drumm 193 

Drury 179 

DuBois 211 

DuPont 180 

Durkee 15 

Earle 168 

Eaton, 

of Keene 191 

of New York.. 151 

Edgerton 113 

Edsall 15 

Eliot 16 

Ellis 151 

Ely 78 

Esling 16 

Estes, 

of Boston .... 205 

of Warren. . . . 153 

Evans 65 

Fairchild 121 

Farwell 109 

Felt 127 



PAGE. 

Fenn 210 

Fernald 193 

Ferris 155 

Field 97 

Fiske 219 

Folsom 193 

Forbes. . 147 

Forsyth 150 

Fowler ... 17 

Francis 18 

French 145 



Gage, 

of Boscawen 
of Vineland 

Garfield, 

of Cleveland 
of Mentor. . 

Garrison, 
of Camden 
of Orange . 

Gilman. . 

Gerould 

Gillett.. 

Gillette.. 

Goode . . 

Goodwin 

Gordon, 

of Springfield, 

of Chester 

town , 

Gould 

Gowey 

Greene, 

of Providence 
of Troy 

Greenough 

Greenwood .... 

Gurley 



18 

155 

181 
163 

19 
83 
20 

152 
19 
19 
21 

216 

195 

23 

T97 
115 

91 

105 

23 

80 

24 



Haines 73 

Hakes . . 86 

Hale 130 

Hall, 

of Detroit ... 24 

of Providence. 88 

of U. S. Army. 68 

Hallock 25. 

Hambleton loi 



228 



INDEX TO LINEAGES. 



PAGE. 

Hammond, 

of San Fran- 
cisco 212 

of Concord. . . 183 

Harlow 193 

Harris 114 

Harrison 172 

Hartley....... 165 

Hassam 69, 70 

Hayes, 

of Westfield. . 161 

of Fremont. - . 25 

Heald 178 

Hemenway 182 

Herrick 26 

Heyl..! 71 

Hiatt 26 

Hills 177 

Hinckley 184 

Hinsdale 169 

Holahan ...... 92 

Holden 190 

Holland 165 

Holman 197 

Holmes 175 

Honeyman 185 

Hord 27 

Houghton 175 

Howard 198 

Hubbard 106 

Hughes 189 

Huling 153 

Hull 27 

Huntting 90 

Husted 175 

Hyde 176 

Ingalls 28 

Ireland. 91 

Isham, 

of Chicago.. . . 29 

of New York.. 28 

Jackson 88 

Jameson 29 

Jaivis 166 

Jefferis 197 

Jenks 141 

Jesup 135 

Jewett 154 

Jillson 94 

Johnson 154 

Johnston 86 

Jones, 

of Augusta. . . 124 

of Phila 96 

of Providence. 165 

of Sycamore. . 171 

Kasson 205 

Kendall 189 

Kimball, 
of Concord. . . 30 
of San Fran- 
cisco 90 



PAGE. 

King ... 30 

Kirk 170 

Kissam 31 

Knowlton .... 208 
Kulp 77 

Lambing 144 

Lane 31 

Lanman 169 

Lapham 63 

Larned 108 

Lea 116 

Learned 32 

Ledyard . . 32 

Leeds 33 

Leighton, 

of Norfolk.. . . 106 
of St. Louis. . 107 
Lewis, 
of Franklin. . . 170 

of Lisle 153 

L'Hommedieu . . 89 

Littlefield 211 

Lockwood, 

of New York.. 34 

of Phila 95 

Loomis . 215 

Lossing 182 

Loveland 139 

Lurty 34 

Malcom 204 

Mallery 146 

Manning 199 

Marsh, 

of Boston. . . . 148 

of Leominster. 125 

of Lowell. . . . 138 
Marston, 

of Exeter 159 

of Great Falls. 200 

of Lowell .... 158 

of New York.. 158 

of Northwood. 159 

Marvin 131 

May 88 

McCall 193 

McClellan 35 

McConnell 196 

McWhorter . . . 219 

Mellick 99 

Menges 194 

Merrill 89 

Merritt 194 

Messimore 35 

Metcalf 181 

Millet 226 

Mills 208 

Mitchell 161 

Moak 218 

Montgomery.. . 35 

Morgan 36 

Morison 177 



PAGE. 

Morrill 123 

Morris 66 

Morrison 37 

Morse 225 

Moseley 152 

Moulton 209 

Munsell 38 

Needham 147 

NefF. 131 

Negley 188 

Neill 63 

Nelson. 184 

Newell 187 

Nicholls 38 

Nicolls 136 

Nims ...-.' 39 

Norris..*"^' 193 

North no 

Northrup 104 

Nonrse 217 

No^ ^s 164 

Oliver , 39 

Onderdonk 220 

Overton 40 

Paige 188 

Paine, 

of Bangor. ... 92 

of Brooklyn. . 109 

of Pittsburgh.. 97 

of Worcester. . 100 

Palmer.. loi 

Parker 167 

Parkman 196 

Parmelee 195 

Parsons 206 

Patch 137 

Paul 123 

Paulison 202 

Paxton 205 

Perley 96 

Perry, 

of Davenport. 189 

of Phila 104 

of Williams- 
town 99 

Peterson 182 

Peyton, 

of Virginia. . . 128 

of Mississippi. 220 
Phillips, 

of Auburn. ... 40 

of Holliston. . 213 

Pierce 93 

Plumb 130 

Pope, 

of Maine 223 

of Boston .... 150 

of Elizabeth. . 187 

Potter 220 

Powers 112 



PAGE. 

Prescott 219 

Proctor 208 

Putnam 113 

Randall, 

of Michigan. . 213 
of New York.. 137 

Rantoul 210 

Raymond 160 

Read 41 

Redfield 107 

Reed, 
of Baltimore .. 145 
of Bath, Me. . 168 

Remington 75 

Rice, 

of Springfield. 70 
of Worcester . 204 

Richards 117 

Ridlon 98 

Riker 209 

Rindge 226 

Robertson 103 

Robinson 102 

Rochester, 
of Rochester. . 42 
of U. S. Army. 42 

Rollins 203 

Roof 43 

Rowley, 
of Springfield. 191 

of Utica 190 

Ruggles 157 

Ryerson 196 

Ryman 221 

Saltonstall 214 

Sanborn 43 

Sands 43 

Sargent, 

of Chicago . . . 216 

of Portland ... 44 

Savary in 

Scarborough.... 218 
Scott, 

of Brooklyn. . 95 

of Phila 126 

• of Phoenix... . 173 

Sears 163 

Segar . 118 

Sheldon 192 

Sherman 44 

Shertzer 132 

Sibley 45 

Slocum, 

of Brownsville 150 

of Defiance. . . 113 

of Detroit 45 

Smedley 207 

Smith, 

of Buffalo 46 

of Norway.. . . 183 

Snell 46 

Souther 115 

Southwick loi 



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PAGE. 

Sprague 218 

Stearns 118 

Stockbridge 47 

Stockett 120 

Stone 47 

Stryker 48 

Swartwout 49 

Swift 225 

Taintor 49 

Talcott 50 

Taylor 218 

Ten Broeck. ... 50 

Tenny 148 

Thompson, 

of Belfast 120 

of Bridgeport. 122 
of Lansing- 

burgh 50 

of Troy 51 

of Winchester. io8 



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Thurman 51 

Thwing 106 

Townsend 52 

Treat 52 

Treadwell 72 

Tuttle 223 

Tyler 144 

Underwood 133 

Upham, 

of California. . 54 

of Connecticut 64 

of Wisconsin. 71 

of U. S. Army 53 

Upton, 

of Oregon .... 54 

of Provic^'^nce. 55 



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Van Allen, 

of Albany.'. . 56 

of Dansville. . 56 

of New York.. 220 

Van Deventer . . 57 

Van Hoosear. , . 143 

Van Nest lio 

Van Petten 57 

Van Siclen 57 

Van Slyke 58 

Van Vechten . . . 200 
Van Voorhis, 

of New York.. 58 

of Penn 176 

Van Vorst 59 

Varnum 59 

Wait 60 

Walworth 221 

Ware 116 

Warner 162 



PAGE. 

Watson 121 

Westervelt 60 

Wheeler, 

of Connecticut 112 

of Maine 167 

Whipple 213 

White 149 

Wight 67 

Williams 171 

Williamson 176 

Willis 61 

Winfield 143 

Wing 119 

Winthrop 61 

Witherbee 175 

Wood, 

of Albany. . . . 223 

of Seymour.. . 157 
WoodruflF, 

of Vermont. .. 174 

of U. S. Army 225 



ADDENDA. 



Page 27. — John Hord's name was not John Howard, but he was descended from the 
ancient family of Hord in Shropshire, Eng. 

Page 171. — For Jonathan Owens read Asa Owens. 

Page 223. —Add to Wood lineage : son of Dayid, b. Feb. 18, 1677, d. Aug. 30, 1744, 
physician with extensive practice, justice of the peace, farmer (m. about 
1701 Mary); son of Daniel of Boxford, Mass., about 1675, freeman 
there 1690 (m. about 1674 Sarah, dau. of Robert Andrews); probably 
son of Thomas of Rowley. 



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